Tenure-track or tenured professor in machine learning, statistics, operational research or financial engineering

HEC Montréal

The Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal is seeking candidates for a tenure‐track or tenured position in machine learning, statistics, optimization, operational research, or financial engineering beginning June 1, 2022. Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

The Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal (in French) offers a stimulating environment with 30 professors and six full-time lecturers. Department faculty carry out research in data science (including machine learning and statistics), financial engineering, and optimization. They are members of internationally recognized research centres 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 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: an MBA, an EMBA, an MSc and a 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.

Montreal: Montreal 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. Montreal has a festive atmosphere, with many world-class festivals, cultural, and tourist attractions.

Qualifications—Candidates must

  • have completed or nearly completed a PhD in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Statistics or Mathematics, or in a field related to decision science;
  • have a strong publication record in their field of interest;
  • show excellent potential in research, an aptitude to supervise students at the MSc and PhD levels, and a desire to engage in one of our research groups; 
  • show excellent potential in teaching with demonstrated communication skills in either French or in English and a clear interest in becoming competent in both.

Interested candidates should submit online the following: 

  • 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 to mqg.info@hec.ca. 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. All material should be received by December 1, 2021, but applications will be accepted 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 rh.ap@hec.ca.

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.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

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