[Grad-postdoc-assn] NSERC Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in the Faculty of Environment in Environmental Change

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Wed Apr 8 09:46:34 MDT 2015

The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo is seeking
applications for a nomination to a NSERC Canada Research Chair Tier 2, at
the rank of Assistant Professor (salary range: $85,000 to $115,000 per
annum).  Expressions of interest are solicited on the theme of
environmental change with a focus on one of the following three areas:

- ice sheet dynamics in the context of a changing climate;
- interactions between infrastructure (e.g. energy, transport, water) and
natural environmental systems in a changing world;
- geovisualization of big data for environmental change analysis.

We are particularly interested in applicants who can address scientific
problems across spatial and temporal scales and who can combine diverse
approaches and methodologies in their research program. Candidates with
expertise in the following methodological areas are particularly encouraged
to apply: field experimentation, modeling of physical and/or biophysical
processes, data mining and geospatial analysis.

The Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo is a world leader
in interdisciplinary research and teaching on the environment and
sustainability. The Faculty is the home of five academic units: Department
of Environment and Resource Studies; Department of Geography and
Environmental Management; Department of Knowledge Integration; School of
Environment, Enterprise and Development; and School of Planning. The
Faculty is a dynamic and vibrant academic environment with more than 85
faculty members, 45 staff, 2000 undergraduate students and 500 graduate
students. The Faculty is innovative in its teaching and cutting edge in its

The selected candidate will join one of the Department of Environment and
Resource Studies, the Department of Geography and Environmental Management
or the School of Planning.  Applicants are encouraged to establish links
between their research program and University research centres affiliated
with the Faculty of Environment; specifically, the Center on Ecosystem
Resilience and Adaptation, the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change,
the Water Institute and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy.

Potential candidates should have an established record of excellence in
research and must be able to demonstrate a strong interest and ability in
communicating to undergraduate and graduate students and to wider
audiences, plus a keenness to mentor students effectively. Candidates are
invited to submit an application including:

- an updated and complete curriculum vitae;
- a letter of interest (maximum 6 pages) outlining:
        • their qualifications for a successful Chair application;
        • the fit of their profile and expertise with one of the identified
research areas;
        • the vision and future research program for the Chair;
        • novel opportunities for training highly qualified personnel;
        • the potential  for the Chair to enhance the scholarly leadership
and innovation capacity of the Faculty and University in strategic areas.
- the names and contact information of three referees

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1 or September 1, 2015.

Closing date for receipt of applications is April 15, 2015, and the
application package should be addressed to:

Professor Jean Andrey
Interim Dean, Faculty of Environment
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1

or may be submitted electronically to env-dean at uwaterloo.ca

The appointment is subject to budgetary approval and approval by the CRC
program review process.  Eligibility criteria and CRC program information
can be found at the following website:  http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca.
Benefits associated with such Chairs include teaching release, startup
funds, and ongoing research/student support appropriate to the research

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/watport/why-waterloo.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.
We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women,
members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with
disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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