Senior Lecturer in Geological Engineering

Polytechnique Montréal

Montreal, QC, Canada 🇨🇦

Job Reference Number: 21-ME-4

Posting/Closing Date: October 15, 2021 to December 3, 2021

Workplace: All buildings

Department or Service: Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering


Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal today welcomes over 9,500 students and relies on the expertise of over 1,500 professorial and professional staff with a wide variety of qualifications. Polytechnique Montréal promotes excellence and creativity, and the core values of integrity, collaboration, respect, openness, and diversity guide the institution’s actions. Recognized as one of Montreal’s best employers, it has received Silver Parity Certification from the Women in Governance organization, and offers excellent work conditions, in particular by fostering employees’ work-life balance and well-being.

Polytechnique Montréal is deeply committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion. Accordingly, Polytechnique encourages women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous individuals, and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodations can be provided based on candidate needs.

Applying to Polytechnique is a move to an enriching career, full of opportunity.

Located on Mount Royal, an exceptional setting in the heart of Montreal, Polytechnique is a world-renowned engineering university, excelling in cutting edge multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral research locally, nationally, and internationally, and is equally known for its top-tier training at all academic levels. An active advocate for sustainable development, Polytechnique has been certified Gold by the STARS organization. Polytechnique is known for its innovative approach, and its active role in technological, economic, and social development.

Polytechnique Montréal’s Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering welcomes around 1,200 students, 400 of which are graduate students, and a third of whom are women. With 45 professors and two full-time lecturers, including 13 women, the Department is a research leader in Canada in several sectors, such as transportation planning, structural and earthquake engineering, mining waste management, hydraulics, and drinking water and wastewater treatment. The Department also has several Chairs and Research Groups, notably the MADITUC group (transportation), the Geothermal and Hydrogeology Group, CREDEAU (water management), the NSERC Industrial Chair on Drinking Water, the Canada Research Chair in Computational Hydrosystems, the Canada Research Chair in Modeling and Simulation in Earthquake Engineering, the Canada Research Chair in Decentralized and Small-Scale Water Treatment, the NSERC Industrial Chair in Geothermal Energy for Geothermal Standing Column Wells in Industrial Buildings, the Canada Research Chair on Personal Mobility, and the MOBILITÉ Research Chair on the Evaluation and Implementation of Sustainability in Transportation. The Department is a partner of the Research Institute on Mines and the Environment – RIME UQAT – Polytechnique.


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

  • Develop, teach, and coordinate courses within the geological engineering program.
  • Develop and coordinate Bachelor’s level capstone projects in the geological engineering program.
  • Assist in the organization of the geological engineering program through the department program committee.
  • Initiate and contribute to the development of pedagogical innovations.
  • Participate in the development of links with institutional and industrial partners to ensure the relevance of courses and capstone projects in geological engineering;
  • Contribute to various administrative duties related to their position and qualifications.
  • Participate and serve the academic and professional communities and the general public.

Polytechnique Montréal provides senior lecturers with space, technical support, up-to-date computer environments, and funds to support their instructional activities.


The department is looking for a versatile senior lecturer able to contribute to and teach several courses in the geological engineering program. In the short term, the candidate may be responsible for teaching the capstone project course in geological engineering, the hydrogeophysics project, and the unconsolidated deposits and photo-interpretation courses. On the longer term, the candidate could also contribute to the general geology, engineering geology and geomechanics courses.


As soon as possible.


The successful candidate must have significant expertise in geological engineering with more than three years or more of experience. The candidate will preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering, and must have a Master’s or Ph.D. in geological engineering or a relevant discipline. The candidate will have excellent teaching abilities, proven by university level teaching experience with teaching evaluations.

The teaching language at Polytechnique Montréal is French, and thus the selected candidate must be proficient in French. The successful candidate must be registered as a Professional Engineer with the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ).

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 achievements. The impact of these leaves will be taken into account in the recruitment process.


This faculty position is tenure-track. Salary and benefits are 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:

  • a letter of presentation and CV.
  • full contact information for three (3) individuals able to provide references.
  • a statement of their major achievements and future teaching objectives.
  • teaching evaluations if applicable.

Applications must be received no later than December 3rd, 2021 at 5 pm, and submitted to:

Richard Simon, Ing., Ph.D.
Acting Director
Department of Civil, Geological and Mining
Polytechnique Montréal
Case postale 6079, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3A7

EMAIL: [email protected]

Application review 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, Indigenous individuals and persons with disabilities. In accordance with immigration requirements, Canadians and Canadian permanent residents will be given priority.