Applied Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing - Professor

Laval University/Université Laval

Location: Quebec
Date posted: 2013-05-10

Professor in
Applied Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

Information about the Faculty and the Department

The Department of Geomatics Sciences at Université Laval is seeking to fill a tenure-track academic position in applied remote sensing and digital image processing. Université Laval ( is one of the ten largest research universities in Canada, with more than 45,000 students. It is located in Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage City, with one of the highest qualities of life in North America. The Department of Geomatics Sciences ( consists of 17 full-time professors, more than 250 undergraduate students (future engineers and land-surveyors), and about 50 graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.). It offers nine training programs in Geomatics, some unique in Canada, which lead to certification by professional associations. The Department of Geomatics Sciences' research activities are coordinated primarily through the Centre for Research in Geomatics CRG (, recognized for its leadership and multidisciplinarity. The Department of Geomatics Sciences also offers other important initiatives in research such as a Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Geomatics, a Geospatial Data Augmented Reality laboratory, a Ge@design laboratory, and a laboratory for the Exploration of Immersive Medias for Human Rehabilitation. In addition, the Department of Geomatics Sciences is part of the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics (, which also contains several active research centres, such as the Centre for Forest Research and the Centre for Northern Studies.

Position description
The successful candidate will teach regular classes at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels in applied remote sensing and digital image processing. Given the characteristics of the position, the teaching provided will have to meet the requirements of the three departments of the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics. The incumbent's research orientations will also need to encompass multi disciplinary collaboration, especially regarding the themes identified as Faculty priorities, i.e., sustainable development, the environment and spatial planning. Consequently, the candidate will need to demonstrate applied research activities, most particularly in forest remote sensing (landscape ecology, forest inventory, sylviculture). Additionally, terrestrial remote sensing (especially in urban and northern settings) or aquatic remote sensing (i.e. lacustrine and coastal) will be considered as valuable application domain.

His/her research activities will need to address the development and implementation of image processing algorithms, and multi-sensor integration. The fields of hyperspectral and RADAR imagery as well as LiDAR are of particular interest for this position. The candidate should demonstrate expertise in connection with the emergence of new mobile acquisition solutions.

The successful candidate will supervise students at all three levels, perform research and development tasks, and participate in departmental and faculty activities as well as in those of one of the University's recognized research centres.

Requisite qualifications
Persons interested in applying for this position must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. They must have leading-edge knowledge in the basic sciences related to this post. Postdoctoral training or equivalent practical experience is desirable. Candidacies will be evaluated with regard to the three major university functions (teaching, research and supervision of students), the candidate's leadership and abilities to administer projects, and commitment to the scientific community and other relevant communities.

Since French is the language of teaching at Université Laval, the candidate must be able to teach in that language within a one-year period. Knowledge of English is also required. A career profile making the candidate eligible for admission to a relevant professional association would be an asset.

Salary and working conditions
Based on the experience of the person and according to the collective agreement in force.


  • Closing date: August 16, 2013
  • Starting date: Before May 1th, 2014

The interested person has to send, before August 16, 2013:
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a letter of presentation that resume the relevant experience of the position,
  • a list of publications and a copy of 2 relevant scientific papers,
  • the name of three persons acting as references, and their letter of reference.

Please send your documents to the following address:

Department of Geomatics Sciences
c/o Department Head (Dr Jacynthe Pouliot)
1055, avenue du Séminaire, Suite 1315
Université Laval
Quebec City, Quebec G1V 0A6

Phone: 418-656-2530
Fax: 418-656-7411

Valuing diversity, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply-particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities-but priority will be given to Canadians and Canadian permanent residents.


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