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February 10, 2023 / École de Technologie Supérieure - Professor in Distributed Systems

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Professor in Distributed Systems

Professor in Distributed Systems

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Job Description

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, 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 invited to apply.

ÉTS 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. It has also received Parity Certification from the Women in Governance organization in recognition of its commitment to closing the gender parity gap in the workplace.
Multiplying initiatives in sustainable development in recent years, ÉTS has obtained the STARS certification, Gold level in 2022.

The Department of Software Engineering and Information Technology at ÉTS is recruiting a professor with a specialization in distributed systems. The research and teaching activities of the candidate will join those already in place and will allow the development of new research and teaching axes within the Department of Software and IT Engineering.

Job description
We are looking for candidates in the field of distributed systems. Specifically, we are interested in, but not limited to, the following areas:
• Security in distributed systems (cryptography, digital identity, security standards, trusted execution environment (TEE), etc)
• Decentralized systems and applications, distributed ledger and blockchain technologies, middleware, internet of things, edge and fog computing, cloud computing,
• Dependability, fault tolerance, HPC, parallel programming
• Distributed processing and storage paradigms (distributed stream processing, event-driven models, virtualization and containers, functions as a service, databases, block storage, etc.)
• Web systems, microservices architecture and concurrent programming languages
• Green IT
• DevOps (ops aspects: deployment, telemetry, production testing)

Working as part of a dynamic research team, the incumbent will assume the following responsibilities:
• Teach at all three university levels in fields related to one or more of the above areas
• 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 (PhD) in Engineering (software, computer science, electrical or equivalent);
• 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 solid 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.

Start date
Summer or fall 2023.

Submitting an application
All applications will be processed in strict confidentiality.

ÉTS 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 5:00 p.m. (EST) on March 26, 2023.

Each application must include the information indicated below in a single PDF document, in the following order:

An automated (dynamic) Table of Contents;
A cover letter;
Your curriculum vitae;
A statement of your teaching objectives;
Your research plan, including an indication of how your work complements the areas of research targeted by a department or research group at ÉTS;
A sample of your research achievements (e.g.: recent scientific articles).

If you require more information, please contact [email protected] 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

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.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 26/03/2023

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