Faculty Member in Global Institute for Water Security for Water and Health University of Saskatchewan, Global Institute for Water Security


Faculty Member, Global Institute for Water Security (Water and Health)

 

To enhance the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and Canada’s capability to deliver transformative science in Water Security, the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS), U of S, invites applications from outstanding researchers for a tenure-track or tenured position in the area of Water and Health as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, effective September 1, 2017. Tenured appointments may be offered where candidates hold tenured or equivalent status in a relevant institution.

 

The position is funded by, and will contribute to, the Global Water Futures program (GWF), a transformative pan-Canadian research program, led by the U of S. GWF aims to place Canada as a global leader in water science for the world’s cold regions and to address the strategic needs of the Canadian economy in adapting to change and managing the risks of uncertain water futures, including extreme events. GWF is transdisciplinary, working with a wide range of users and integrating the natural, social, health and engineering sciences to provide disaster warning, improved prediction of climate and water futures, and the decision support tools needed to inform adaptation to change and risk management. This 7 year, $143million program builds on the expertise of the U of S and 3 key partner universities (McMaster, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier), faculty from 14 other universities, and 8 federal agencies, with strong international collaboration.

 

Water and Health: This appointment aims to develop Canada’s ability to understand the impacts of a changing climate and water in relation to strategic importance to Canadians’ health. Issues of concern include direct and indirect health impacts associated with climate warming, such as drought, wild fire and disease vectors, and floods. Impacts of changing water quality include urban and rural drinking water quality, e.g. impacts of natural contaminants and domestic and industrial pollution on surface water and groundwater quality, including implications for the health of aboriginal and other rural communities. While world-class expertise exists at U of S with respect to advanced analysis of water quality threats, including arsenic poisoning and water treatment disinfection byproducts, capability for broader quantification of threats has been limited. The successful candidate may be a natural scientist with an interest in health impacts of climate change and/or water quality or a social scientist with interests in water-related health of urban, rural and/or Aboriginal communities. A proven track record of interdisciplinary collaboration and leadership is essential.

 

The position will report directly to the Director, GIWS, with an associated academic appointment in one of the U of S Colleges/ Schools (School of Environment and Sustainability, Arts and Science, Engineering, School of Public Health, School of Public Policy, Agriculture and Bioresources).

 

Applicants for this tenure track-position will have a PhD in a relevant area and show evidence of excellent, internationally-leading research in this field. Candidates will have demonstrated excellence or show promise of excellence in teaching and graduate supervision, and will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program that complements the research programs of the GIWS. The candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, as demonstrated through collaborative interdisciplinary interactions, community engagement, and faculty collegiality; and, experience with interdisciplinary research partnerships and the potential to develop research collaboration with other researchers across the GWF network, and with the community and region.

 

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the following websites for details:
Global Institute for Water Security: http://www.usask.ca/water/
Global Water Futures: http://gwf.usask.ca/


The U of S is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University, a member of the U15 group comprising Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 23,000.

 

Information about the University, and the City of Saskatoon can be found at www.usask.ca, http://tourismsaskatoon.com and http://www.downtownsaskatoon.com.

 

Salary and Benefits: Salary bands for is position are as follows: Assistant Professor $93,293-$112,109; Associate Professor $112,109 - $130,295; Professor: $130,925 – $152,866. Additional remuneration may be available at the Professor level for merit and additional administrative duties. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

 

Application Procedure


To be considered for this opportunity, please send your CV and a letter of intent outlining your fit with the requirements and your proposed fit with the GWF programme and the GIWS community. Please also submit the names of three referees and a 3-5 page statement detailing teaching and research interests, vision, objectives and accomplishments, in confidence, to:

 

Phani Adapa, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Assistant Director
Global Institute for Water Security
University of Saskatchewan
National Hydrology Research Centre
11 Innovation Boulevard, Saskatoon, SK S7N 3H5
Tel: (306)966-2271 Fax: (306) 966-1193; Email: phani.adapa@usask.ca

 

Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2017 and continue to be accepted and considered until the position is filled


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