Professor in chemical engineering (resource use impacts)
Polytechnique Montreal - Department of Chemical Engineering


Polytechnique Montréal promotes excellence, creativity, integrity, collaboration, respect, openness and diversity. Recognized as one of Montreal’s best employers, it offers excellent working conditions, in particular by fostering employees’ work-life balance and well-being.

Polytechnique Montréal is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, which fosters its development and constitutes an undeniable catalyst for excellence in teaching, research and outreach activities. Accordingly, Polytechnique particularly encourages women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodations can be provided based on the needs of the candidates.

Applying to Polytechnique means taking a leap toward a rewarding career and opening up to a world of opportunities.

Located on Mount Royal, an exceptional setting in the heart of Montreal, Polytechnique is a world-renowned engineering university that operates in a STARS certified environment. It excels in multidisciplinary and multisectoral research and in high-quality training at all academic levels. Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal hosts more than 8,500 students and relies on the expertise of more than a thousand persons with a wide variety of qualifications. As an active advocate for sustainable development, Polytechnique stands out by its leading-edge innovations and its active role in technological, economic and social development. Polytechnique is involved locally, nationally and internationally by spurring synergy among research ecosystems.

The Department of Chemical Engineering currently has 24 professors and conducts cutting-edge research in close collaboration with industry in the following areas: reactor and process engineering, life cycle analysis, biorefining, tissue engineering, materials and biomaterials, regenerative medicine, biotechnology, polymers. For more information, please consult the web site:



This position reflects the Chemical Engineering Department’s aim to increase its number of professors contributing to life cycle analysis activities, specifically related to impact evaluation.



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

  • demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels;

  • supervise undergraduate and graduate students;

  • carry out innovative research projects;

  • obtain grants and contracts aimed at training highly qualified personnel through research work;

  • publish the scientific results of his or her research;

  • participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department;

  • collaborate with other research teams within Polytechnique Montréal or with other institutions;

  • contribute to the influence of Polytechnique Montréal in Québec and internationally. 



The professor’s research program must be in line with the research activities of the Chemical Engineering Department and more specifically of the CIRAIG, the International Reference Center for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services. The department aims to strengthen its expertise in all aspects related to the impacts generated by the exploitation of resources.

The selected candidate will benefit from an exceptional environment generated by the combined scientific expertise from CIRAIG and its industrial partners. These partnerships form a unique bridge between Polytechnique Montréal and industrial and government partners.

The candidate will help expand the Chemical Engineering Department’s existing research strengths, particularly in the quantification of impacts generated by processes and services area. More specifically, the researcher must have a solid expertise in impact modelling in life cycle analysis and be recognized by the scientific community in this area of research. In a context where the energy and ecological transition as well as the circularity of materials have become major issues for developed countries, the research themes associated with environmental modelling are of great interest.



As soon as possible.



The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree relevant to chemical engineering and hold a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a related field. He or she must demonstrate excellent research and teaching skills.

He or she is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), or will take the necessary measures to register prior to applying for tenure. Candidates must demonstrate excellent research and teaching skills. Relevant industry experience is an asset. Given that the teaching language is French, the successful candidate will be fluent in French, both spoken and written, before applying for tenure. Polytechnique Montréal will provide the necessary assistance and support for the successful candidate to become a registered member of the OIQ and to learn French.

Polytechnique Montréal recognizes that career breaks such as maternity leaves, parental leaves, extended sick leaves, clinical trainings, as well as disabilities, can impact productivity and research achievements. The impact of these leaves will be taken into account in the recruitment process.



This faculty position is tenure-track. Salary and benefits will be set in accordance with the collective agreement in effect ( The latter includes arrangements for work-life balance and offers maternity, paternity and adoption leaves in addition to the Québec Parental Insurance Plan (



Candidates are invited to submit an application that includes:

  • their résumé;

  • a description of their area of expertise;

  • a statement of their teaching and training objectives;

  • a description of their proposed research objectives and program;

  • official records of their diplomas;

  • full contact information of three persons able to provide references;

  • a few examples of work relevant to the position;

  • three recent scientific contributions;

  • teaching evaluations if applicable.


Applications must be received no later than July 23, 2019, at 5 PM, and submitted to:

Professor Louis Fradette
Chair, Chemical Engineering Department
Polytechnique Montréal
Case postale 6079, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec)


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

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, particularly women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. However, in accordance with immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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