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Marcelle Gauvreau Engineering Research Chairs
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Marcelle Gauvreau Engineering Research Chairs

Research is driven by your resiliency and determination


Five positions to be filled

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS Montréal), one of the three largest engineering education and research institutions in Canada, is launching a Call for External Applications for five Research Chairs.


The objective of the Marcelle-Gauvreau Engineering Research Chairs Program is to elevate the careers of talented researchers by focusing not only on their research contributions but also on their determination and proven resiliency in both their personal and professional lives . ÉTS recognizes that the ability to persevere in the face of adversity and the capacity to rebound from setbacks are essential elements for a successful career in research.


Funding for the research program

Each selected candidate will be hired as a Professor in a tenure-track position. In addition to the Chair holder’s salary, the funding available for carrying out the proposed research program will include $100,000 per year for a period of 5 years. The majority of this funding must be assigned to bursaries and salaries for the Chair holder’s research team.


The research proposals for the Chairs must fall under one of the following areas of expertise:

  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Intelligent and autonomous systems
  • Health technologies
  • Innovative materials and advanced manufacturing
  • Infrastructure and built environments
  • Software systems, multimedia and cybersecurity
  • Sustainable development, the circular economy and environmental issues
  • Sensors, networks and connectivity
  • Quantum engineering

For more information concerning the areas of expertise that ÉTS is currently focusing on, please consult the websites for the various departments.


Main roles and responsibilities

  • Teach courses at all three levels in subjects related to the appropriate department;
  • Supervise graduate and post-graduate students;
  • Submit applications for financing and grants, primarily from Québec, Canadian or international government bodies, industrial organizations, municipalities and foundations;
  • Conduct subsidized or contract-based research projects in partnership with industry and workplaces;
  • Develop research programs;
  • Publish scientific articles .



  • Hold a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Engineering in a field related to the corresponding area of expertise;
  • Be a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) or be eligible to join the OIQ and undertake the necessary steps to become a member before submitting an application for full professorship;
  • Have experience in conducting research in collaboration with industry or experience in industrial R&D;
  • Demonstrate excellent skills related to training highly-qualified personnel through research projects and teaching;
  • Be proficient in French (oral and written), in compliance with the ÉTS Language Policy (in French), or demonstrate a willingness to learn French and enter into a francization process with the support of ÉTS.


Submitting an application

All applications will be processed in strict confidentiality.

We will take into account any leaves that may result in career interruptions or delays. Therefore, we encourage you to mention any such leave that may have affected your professional path. We will take this information into consideration when evaluating your application.


In case of a disability, we may offer accommodation measures during the hiring process.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their application before 23:59 p.m. (EST) on January 30, 2022.


Applications must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Most significant research contributions (2 pages)
  • Research program (5 pages)
    1. Objectives
    2. Methodology
    3. Budget
    4. Projected impact
    5. Bibliographic references (not included in the 5 pages)
  • Statement establishing that the applicant has demonstrated exceptional determination and resiliency when faced with adversity in their career and/or personal life (3 pages)


The application can be submitted in French or in English, in a single pdf document using the Times New Roman 12 font.


Evaluation criteria

  • Teaching and supervision of students – 20%;
  • Determination and resiliency – 40 %.


Commitment to diversity

ÉTS values diversity among those who join its team. It adheres to Engineers Canada’s 30 by 30 initiative, aimed at attaining the objective of 30% female engineers by 2030, and was honoured with the Prix Thérèse Casgrain (Thérèse Casgrain Award) in 2019 for its efforts related to the inclusion of women in engineering. ÉTS has adopted an equal access to employment program, and invites members of under-represented groups (i.e.: women, indigenous people, members of visible and ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities) to identify as such when submitting an application. Individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities are also encouraged to apply.


Immigration requirements

In compliance with the immigration requirements in effect in Canada, ÉTS invites all qualified individuals to apply. However, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting an application, it is important to indicate whether you are able to work in Canada, so that the applicable immigration procedures can be planned accordingly.

Position Category:
Décanat de la recherche
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