Canada Research Chairs Faculty Positions (Tier 2)

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École de technologie supérieure
Montreal, QC, Canada
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Job description

École de technologie supérieure (, “ÉTS Montreal”, currently seeks applications for three (3) Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs faculty position in the following areas of interest:

  • Cyber-security and the internet of things
  • Hydrology-Climate changes
  • Materials

The CRC program was created in 2000 by the Government of Canada to foster world-class research and development. This program retains and attracts talented people and scientists from around the world. Potential candidates should consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (

ÉTS Montréal has made equity, diversity and inclusion an institutional priority. Similarly to other Canadian universities, the institution must reach and maintain targets defined by the CRC Secretariat in the allocation of chairs. These equity targets refer to individuals from designated groups - women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal people. The last three are defined by the Federal Employment Equity Act. All suitable candidates are invited to apply, nevertheless, given the very limited flexibility of ÉTS Montréal in terms of chair allocation (deadline is December 2019), a special consideration will be given to candidates who belong to the four designated groups.  Applicants are invited to complete the Equity form and include it with their application.

ÉTS Montréal is looking for a talented candidate who can excel in a collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment. The candidate must have demonstrated remarkable abilities in high-level research, the ability to establish oneself as a reference researcher, and to maintain quality in teaching and in graduate student supervision. The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at ÉTS Montreal.

As part of the Université du Québec network, ÉTS Montréal is a dynamic engineering school with a strong industry-oriented mindset. With its campus located in the Quartier de l’Innovation, ÉTS Montréal provides a vibrant multicultural environment with strategic access to several major industrial and academic research partners.

How to apply

Tier 2 chairs are for emerging researchers (individuals who are no more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree). Nevertheless, where breaks in the candidate’s research career exist due to maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, family care, etc., the Tier 2 justification process may be used to review a candidate’s eligibility.

Interested applicants must submit as one PDF document:

  • A curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications (CCV, F100-NSERC, etc)
  • A 3-6 page research as required in sections 2a to 2f of the CRC program.
  • A 2-3 page explaining the candidate's vision for the research chair, namely:
    • how  the Chair will ascertain ÉTS Montréal’s leadership in the field of the Chair.
    • the tangible benefits of the chair in terms of research, training of highly qualified  personnel, technology transfer and socio-economic impact.
  • The Equity form.

All interested candidates should send their application as one PDF document by email to by August 24, 2019. Only complete applications will be evaluated.

A selection committee will review the applications based on CRC's criteria of excellence, the priority of the Research strategy Plan and the institution’s diversity and equity objectives.

The applicant must already be or be eligible to become a member of the Quebec’s Professional Order of Engineers ( and to reach within two years a sufficient level of French proficiency required for teaching undergraduate as well as graduate students as per ÉTS Language Policy (in French).  A French program is offered to new professors from their start date at ÉTS.

Immigration Requirements

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for these positions. However, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents, in compliance with Canadian immigration requirements. It is important to mention in your application whether you are able to work in Canada in order for us to plan any necessary immigration process.

Our Commitment to Diversity

ÉTS Montréal is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. As such, we encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification. We will adapt the recruitment mechanisms to the specific needs of people with disabilities who request it. The institution also recognizes the impact that career breaks may have on the record of research achievements. If applicable, the candidate is invited to explain, when submitting his application, the impact that a career break may have had on his portfolio of achievements. This information will be treated confidentially. We invite all candidate members of target groups to complete and attach the Equity Form.

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