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Reference number: 15-P-2

Date of posting: January 7th, 2015

End of posting: March 16th, 2015

Position title: Mining Engineering Professor

Administrative unit: Civil Engineering, Geological and Mining Department

Immediate superior: Yves Comeau, Department Head

Location: Montreal, Quebec




Polytechnique Montreal is one of Canada's leading engineering schools and engineering faculties and the largest in Québec with regards to its students population and the scope of its research activities with more than 8,000 students and 1,000 employees. Polytechnique Montréal is seeking applicants for a Professor position in the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering in the field of mining engineering - environment and mine waste management. 


The Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal employs 36 professors, and is one of Canada's research leaders in several fields including transportation planning, seismic engineering, mining waste management, structural engineering, hydraulic engineering and water and wastewater treatment. The Department is home to several research chairs and groups, including MADITUC group (transportation), CREDEAU (water management), the NSERC Industrial Chair in Drinking Water Treatment, the Canada Research Chair in Earthquake Resistance Design and Construction of Steel Structures, the Canada Research Chair on Source Water protection and the MOBILITé Research Chair on the Evaluation and Implementation of Sustainability in Transportation, and the Research Institute on Mines and the Environment - RIME UQAT - Polytechnique and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). 




The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the basic duties of this position with a dynamic and creative approach. In particular, he or she will:

demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at every level;

supervise undergraduate and graduate students;

carry out innovative research projects;

secure grants and research contracts with the aim of training highly qualified personnel through their involvement in research activities, and publishing scientific results;

collaborate to teaching and research activities of the mining engineering program and the RIME;

collaborate with researchers from other research groups or institutions;

collaborate with government agencies and industrial partners.



The Department is seeking an applicant with qualifications and a particular interest and recognized expertise in the following areas: 


Mining engineering - Environment and mine waste management

Geotechnics and mining hydrogeology;

Design of infrastructures for mine waste disposal;

Mine closure and reclamation.

The research work performed by RIME UQAT-Polytechnique being largely associated with mining operations in hard rock, the applicant should be familiar with related environmental issues and solutions applicable to base and precious metal mines. 


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in mining engineering or a similar field with a specialization in environment and mine waste management. He/she must be a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, or take the necessary measures to become a member before applying for tenure. Relevant experience in industry or in experimentation would be an asset. The teaching language is French. 




This faculty position is tenure-track. Salary and benefits will be set in accordance with the collective agreement between Polytechnique Montréal and its professors. 




Candidates are asked to submit a complete file including:

a detailed resume;

a description of their expertise;

a description of their teaching and training objectives;

a description of their research objectives and research program;

the name and address of three references;

a copy of their university diplomas;

some examples of work relevant to the position and three recent scientific contributions;

evaluations of teaching experience if applicable.

The file must be received no later than March 16th, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. by: 


Professor Yves Comeau, Eng., Ph.D. 

Department Head

Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering

Polytechnique Montréal

P.O. Box 6079, Downtown Station

Montréal, Québec H3C 3A7



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The examination of applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled.