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Tenure-track or tenured professor in Machine Learning
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The Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal is seeking candidates for a tenuretrack or tenured position in machine learning, beginning June 1, 2024. Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal (in French) offers a stimulating environment with 26 professors, 6 full-time lecturers, 15 postdoctoral fellows and 31 PhD students. Department faculty conduct research in Machine Learning, Statistics, Financial Engineering, and Operations Research. They are members of internationally recognized research centers such as Mila (Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute), CIRRELT (Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation,), CRM (Centre de Recherches Mathématiques), and GERAD (Group for Research in Decision Analysis). They also contribute to the mission of IVADO (Institute for Data-driven Value Creation) and benefit from its various funding and transfer opportunities.

Depending on their specific research area, the chosen candidate may be eligible to receive a Canada CIFAR AI Chair in machine learning.

HEC Montréal is a world-class business school. The School offers undergraduate programs as well as graduate degrees: MBA, EMBA, MSc and PhD. Courses are mainly taught in French but also in English and Spanish. The MSc program offers several specializations including: Data Science and Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Financial Engineering. The PhD program is offered jointly with McGill University, Concordia University and UQAM, and includes specializations in Data Science, Financial Engineering, and Management Science.

Montréal: Montréal is a welcoming, vibrant and cosmopolitan city. It is one of the safest and most affordable cities in North America. It is also a dynamic university city that attracts top talent from around the world. Second in North America for the number of students per capita, it offers a stimulating environment for study and research. Montréal has a festive atmosphere, with many world-class festivals, cultural, and tourist attractions.

Qualifications – Candidates must:

  • Have completed or nearly completed a PhD in Machine Learning or in a related field associated to Decision Sciences.
  • Have a strong publication record in machine learning and / or outstanding research potential.
  • Show an aptitude to supervise students at the MSc and PhD levels, and a desire to engage in one or more of our research groups.
  • Show excellent potential in teaching with demonstrated communication skills.

The main language of instruction at HEC Montréal is French, and some courses and programs are offered in English. Proficiency in English is required to teach courses in this language, to communicate with non-French-speaking students, and to carry out certain research activities. The person must be able to teach and work in French after 2 years in the position. Substantial support will be provided by HEC Montréal to help achieve this objective, in an environment conducive to improving French language skills. It is strongly recommended to mention any prior knowledge of French in your application file.

The application file must be submitted as a single PDF document and must include :

  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A cover letter.
  • A research statement.
  • Between one and three representative papers.
  • A copy of the PhD diploma or highest-level university diploma.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available).

Candidates must also arrange to send at least three reference letters via this form.

Applicants who wish to do so are encouraged to include in their cover letter a description of their strategy to foster equity and diversity in the research program and/or examples of past initiatives.  The review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2023 and continue until January 8th, 2024 or until the position is filled.  

Commitment to Equity and Diversity

HEC Montréal recognizes the crucial and indispensable contribution of women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible or ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, and is committed to provide equal opportunities for all candidates.                                                                                                           

To promote equity and excellence, the selection committee will take into account any career interruptions experienced by applicants. Applicants are invited to share the circumstances of any career interruptions and explain how these have impacted their career path.

Applicants with disabilities who might need accommodations at any stage of the application process may communicate in a confidential manner with

All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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