Careers at ÉTS

Position Description

Professor in quantum computing
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With a student population totalling 11,000, including 2,600 graduate and post-graduate students, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montréal is among the largest engineering schools in Canada, offering Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs that focus on applied engineering. ÉTS maintains strong ties with industry thanks to a dynamic cooperative education system, boasts an exceptional level of partnership-based research and innovation and features world-class research equipment and facilities.


ÉTS values diversity among those who join its team, and has adopted equal access to employment program that is primarily intended for women, indigenous people, members of visible and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities. ÉTS also 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 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. People of all sexual orientations and gender identities are also encouraged to apply.



Career opportunity

The Software and IT Engineering Department at ÉTS is recruiting professors who specialize in Quantum Computing to develop new fields of research and teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. Preferred fields include quantum computing (algorithmic, complexity, programming and optimization), quantum machine learning, quantum information theory and quantum cryptography.


Selected candidates will join a dynamic and growing Department, and will be given an opportunity to apply their expertise to the development of new courses, the creation of a research group and the establishment of new collaborations with partners in their field.


The candidates sought will:

  • Propose and develop a new concentration in Quantum Computing as part of a Software Engineering and/or IT Engineering program
  • teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in one or more of the above-mentioned fields;
  • mentor graduate students;
  • Carry out funded, potentially interdisciplinary research projects with local, national and international partners;
  • develop a research program;
  • publish scientific articles;
  • complete grant applications, particularly those directed at NSERC and FQRNT.


Qualifications requirements

  • Must hold a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in engineering (software, computer science or electrical).
  • Must have industry experience or experience conducting research in close collaboration with industry (if the candidate does not have related industry experience, then such experience may be substituted by solid R&D experience, or the candidate must agree to acquire such experience through an industrial practicum);
  • Must demonstrate excellent research and teaching skills.
  • 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 French training program with the support of ÉTS.


Start date

Summer or autumn 2023 or as soon as possible.


Submission of applications

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 consider this information when evaluating your application.


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


Interested candidates must submit their application by 5 PM on 16 October 2022.


Each application must include the following in a single pdf document, in the following order :

  • An automatic table of contents;
  • A cover letter;
  • A curriculum vitae with an URL to a google scholar profile page at the beginning of the CV;
  • A statement of teaching goals;
  • A statement of their research plan;
  • A sample of research accomplishments (e.g., recent scientific articles).


If you require more information, please contact Only those candidates who are retained for an interview will be contacted.



This is a tenure-track position. The process and benefits will be determined in accordance with the applicable collective agreement.



About ÉTS

Located in the heart of Metropolitan Montréal and close to central neighbourhoods and public transit, ÉTS offers a number of benefits in addition to competitive compensation and a generous pension fund:


  • Group insurance; 
  • Priority access to the ÉTS Sports Centre, located on campus; 
  • Public transit incentive program; 
  • Vehicle and bicycle parking at competitive rates; 
  • On-site child care centre and day camp;
  • Many other benefits. 


Multiple initiatives in sustainable development allowed ÉTS to obtain the STARS certification, Gold level in 2022.


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:
Département de génie logiciel et des TI
Deadline to apply:
October 16, 2022
Target start:
Summer or Fall 2023
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