Department of Geography
Tenure-track Associate Professor in Global Hydrology
Applications are invited for a tenure-track
position at the Associate Professor level in Global Hydrology
in the Department of Geography, beginning August 1, 2016.
We seek a scholar and educator whose focus is
global hydrology to continue the growth of McGill’s innovative
programs in Earth System Science, and to provide leadership
for this research agenda for the Department, Faculty of
Science, and McGill University. Earth System Science is a
Faculty level B.Sc. program shared among the Departments of
Geography, Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, and Earth and
Planetary Sciences. This program concentrates on the linkages
between the biological, chemical, physical and human
subsystems of the Earth. It focuses on the cycling of energy
and matter through the biosphere, the atmosphere, the
cryosphere, the hydrosphere and the solid earth, at time
scales from days to billions of years.
The preferred candidate will have a stellar
track record in (i) regional-to-global geospatial modelling
and the use of ‘big’ data in the study of surface waters, (ii)
catchment mapping and river routing using digital and
topographic indexes, (iii) flow regulation and river
fragmentation, hydrological connectivity, (iv) identification
and conservation of freshwater habitats, biodiversity and
ecosystem services, and (v)the ability to link to neighboring
research domains with relevance to the Geography Department.
We expect the candidate to have a minimum of 5 to 10 years of
experience teaching courses in hydrology, GIS and Earth System
Science and a research portfolio that demonstates an ability
to secure funds from diverse sources, including governmental
and non-governmental organizations, as well as active
collaboration within international research networks of
academic and non-academic nature.
Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration
within the Department and with other units/programs, such as
Sustainability Science and Society, the McGill School of
Environment, and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental
Sciences. There are also research and outreach initiatives
that can be developed with the Trottier Institutes for
Sustainable Engineering and Design and Science and Public
Policy. Montreal also offers exciting collaborative
possibilities with the recent opening of the Secretariat for
Future Earth in Montreal, of which McGill is a partner.
Applicants must possess a PhD and at least 10
yrs of demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and
science communication to the general public. The successful
candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate
courses and develop a vigorous research program, embracing
graduate student supervision. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
McGill University is committed to equity in
employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from
indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities,
persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual
orientations and gender identities and others who may
contribute to further diversification. All qualified
applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance
with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given
to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
Candidates should ensure that their curriculum
vitae, statements of teaching specializations and research
interests, up to three reprints, and letters from three
referees are sent to the Professor Nigel Roulet, Chair of
Geography or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The review of applications will begin March 18, 2016.
Professor Nigel Roulet, Chair
Department of Geography
805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC H3A 0B9
(Telephone: 514-398- 4945/4211; fax: 514-398-7437; email: email@example.com)