Faculty Position: Professor
Université Laval - Québec, QC

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The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics at Université Laval’s Faculty of Science and Engineering invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of ultrafast (intense) lasers and their applications. Upon arrival, the successful candidate will have access to unique research facilities located within the new Optics and Photonics building that houses an advanced laboratory comprising an intense Ti-Sapphire laser chain as well as equipment for spectroscopy, terahertz electronics and high vacuum.


  • Develop an experimental research program in the field of ultrafast (intense) laser science and its applications.
  • Supervise graduate students.
  • Lecture in French at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


  • Ph.D. in Physics or a related discipline, with a specialization in optics and photonics, particularly in the above-mentioned field of interest.
  • A strong background in research in the field of ultrafast (intense) laser science and its applications.
  • Proven teaching ability.
  • A working knowledge of the French language or the interest and ability to attain this working knowledge within a year from the day of becoming a Université Laval faculty member.


  • Preference will be given to candidates who commit to becoming members of the Quebec Professional Engineers' Association (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec).

STARTING DATE January 1st, 2014

As an employer committed to a diverse workplace, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply—particularly women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. Priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada.

Candidates are asked to send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests and a research program, and to provide names and addresses of three persons willing to submit a letter of recommendation. All documents must be sent by August 1st, 2013 to the following address:

Electronic submissions are encouraged

Prof. René Roy, ing., phys., Directeur
Département de physique, de génie physique et d'optique
Faculté des sciences et de génie,
Université Laval, Québec, Canada, G1V 0A6.