[Met-jobs] NSERC Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada.

NSERC Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in the Faculty of Environment in Environmental Change

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 research.

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@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://ift.tt/Kno34Q. Benefits associated with such Chairs include teaching release, startup funds, and ongoing research/student support appropriate to the research program.

Three reasons to apply: http://ift.tt/1pmQDFz.

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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