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Tier 2 Canada Reserach Chair in Water Quality, Western University, Canada

Applications are invited for a Tier-2 Canada Research Chair. The position will be effective July 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment will be tenured or tenure track and will be at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor depending on qualifications and experience.

We seek an energetic and dynamic colleague who will be able to positively contribute to both the teaching and research efforts of the Department in the area of Water Quality. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (or a closely related engineering field) and will have a demonstrated outstanding research and publication record. Applicants with expertise in any area(s) within the broad field of water quality in urban and rural environments will be considered, including: (i) fate and transport of pollutants in aquatic systems, (ii) fate and transport of pollutants in groundwater, (iii) water quality modeling, (iv) water quality near surface water/groundwater interfaces. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program, attract external research funding, supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to environmental engineering and participate in other educational and professional activities. The candidate will be expected to participate in the normal administrative activities of the Department, Faculty and University. Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is required for this appointment.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the research grants office for more information. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria. (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca). The successful candidate will be nominated by the university for the CRC Tier 2 position. The application will demonstrate the exceptional quality of the candidate and their research program as well as the fit of the candidate with the institutional environment and the strategic research plans of the Department, Faculty, and University. Note that Chairholders are also eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work.
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