Professor (Environmental Remote Sensing and Geomatics)

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)

Québec, QC, CA

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is the only institution in Québec dedicated exclusively to graduate level university research and training. The influence of our faculty and students extends around the world. In partnership with the community and with industry, we are proud to contribute to the development of society through our discoveries and through the training we provide to a new generation of scientific, social, and technological innovators.

INRS would like to fill a new faculty position. The successful candidate will collaborate with the multidisciplinary research program at the INRS Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre in Quebec City by contributing recognized expertise in remote sensing and environmental geomatics.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Develop innovative and applied research activities related to environmental remote sensing and geomatics. The targeted research areas include development of remote sensing and geomatics approaches to assess and manage natural risk in the context of climate change. Examples of applications:
  • Flood;
  • Ice jam;
  • Glacial erosion
  • Coastal erosion;
  • Landslide and subsidence;
  • Forest fire;
  • Algal bloom;
  • Deterioration of surface water and groundwater quality.
  • Contribute to the research activities of the Environmental and Northern Remote Sensing Group (northern environments, use of drones, natural risks);
  • Collaborate directly with several of the Centre’s researchers in multidisciplinary and inter-institutional projects (co-supervision of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students);
  • Secure funding to support research activities through external grants from public and private organizations and industrial partnerships;
  • Participate in training activities, particularly within the framework of the Centre’s masters and doctoral programs, and through the mentoring and teaching of students and research staff.


  • Doctorate in remote sensing, geomatics or in a related field;
  • Three years of postdoctoral research experience in remote sensing or geomatics applications is an asset;
  • Extensive knowledge of remote sensing and geomatics tools;
  • Other added-value areas of expertise such as: spatial data on the web, development of algorithms and computer programs in geomatics, crowdsourced geospatial data and augmented reality applied to environmental issues;
  • Strong scientific publishing record illustrating leadership and innovation;
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and networks as well as in collaboration with representatives of various agencies;
  • Aptitude for basic and applied research, as well as multidisciplinary teaching and mentoring at the masters and doctorate levels;
  • Entrepreneurial qualities and demonstrated ability to secure external research funding.

Working language

  • French is the working language of the Institute. Knowledge of English represents an asset.
  • Candidates whose native language is not French are encouraged to apply as the Centre will provide the necessary training resources to facilitate their learning of French.

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Centre Eau Terre Environnement
490, de la Couronne
Québec (Quebec) Canada G1K 9A9

In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS

How to apply?
Interested applicants should send their application including a complete curriculum vitæ, a copy of their three most significant publications, a two- to three-page summary of their research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, as well as the names and contact information of three referees, by May 31, 2018 indicating the position number AP 17-10 to:

Mr. Claude Fortin, Acting Director
Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
490, rue de la Couronne
Québec (Québec)  G1K 9A9
[email protected]

INRS is committed to equity in employment and diversity. INRS welcomes applications from indigenous people, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations. Priority is given to Canadian citizens and residents.