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Université of Laval, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Tenure track position in Applied Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Université Laval invites applications for a tenure track position in applied mathematics. Preference will be given to candidates presenting a research program in analysis and numerical solutions of partial differential equations. Candidates with a Ph.D. (or on the verge of obtaining one) in applied mathematics or a close related field are invited to present their candidacy. Hiring will normally be at the rank of assistant professor and the appointment would start in january 2020.

About Université Laval

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (DMS) is in the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Université Laval, one of the leading research universities in Canada. The DMS provides an excellent environment for research and teaching. It offers courses (taught in French) to students in our specialized programs in Mathematics and Statistics (Bachelor, Masters and PhD), in Biostatistics (Masters and PhD), as well as courses to students in Engineering, Education, etc. Researchers in Applied Mathematics are associated with some of the research centers at the University, and in particular with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical Modelling (CIMMUL).

Université Laval is located in Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the capital of the province of Quebec. With over 40,000 students, the university is a stimulating working environment, at the heart of a metropolitan area of 750,000 inhabitants.


The successful candidate will be expected to
• recruit and supervise graduate students,
• engage in a productive research program,
• apply for funding from the major granting bodies,
• teach in French undergraduate and graduate applied mathematics courses (including large class service courses),
• contribute to the management and promotion of departmental programs,
• and more generally contribute to the development and day-to-day functioning of the Department.

Selection criteria

Candidates must
• have obtained a PhD degree in applied mathematics, or an equivalent qualification, or hold a PhD in a neighboring area with a strong expertise in applied mathematics,
• be able to propose an independent research program for which the candidate could rapidly obtain adequate funding,
• be able to contribute to the strong industry oriented research activities of the applied mathematics group of the DMS,
• demonstrate the potential to recruit and supervise graduate students in applied mathematics,
• demonstrate the capacity and interest to teach and maintain applied mathematics courses, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including large class service courses,
• demonstrate excellent pedagogical abilities to teach and create applied matthematics courses for students in mathematics, as well as students in other programs,
• be able to teach in French or be able to do so within a year.

Application procedure

Applications must include a CV, three letters of reference (ideally including one addressing teaching experience or potential), an outline of research plans for the next three years (3 pages maximum), a teaching philosophy statement (2 pages maximum), and up to three recent articles (preprints or off-prints). The candidate should clearly indicate his/her level of French proficiency and comment on his/her capacity to become proficient within one year.

Application may be submitted through Mathjobs (, by e-mail (in pdf) to, or by regular mail to

Poste en mathématiques appliquées
Département de mathématiques et de statistique
1045, av. de la Médecine
Université Laval
Québec (Québec)
Canada G1V 0A6

Applications must be received by July 31, 2019.

For more information, please contact the department chair,

As an employer committed to a diverse workplace, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply, particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. However priority will be given to Canadians and Canadian permanent residents. Salary is determined by the collective agreement.


The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society, which dates from 1979, has a growing presence in industrial, mathematical, scientific and technological circles within and outside of Canada.

Contact CAIMS

Please direct all inquiries about the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) to: