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Associate Professor in Watershed Sciences

Simon Fraser University

The School of Environmental Sciences at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia, invites applications for a faculty position in watershed sciences. The appointment will likely be at the Associate Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be considered.

The ideal candidate is a physical scientist interested in watershed-scale research questions, with an ability and interest in working collaboratively with other water scientists, such as those interested in biology and ecology. We welcome applications from highly motivated individuals in a broad range of fields related to physical watershed processes. Potential topics of study could include ecohydrology, ecogeomorphology, watershed-scale geomorphology, watershed management, and restoration science. The successful applicant will contribute to a diverse research and teaching community at SFU, joining a group of physical and biological water scientists, spread across Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, and Resource and Environmental Management.

The successful candidate should have demonstrated research excellence through the development of a vigorous, high-profile, and externally-funded research program. The candidate will help build an integrated water sciences group within the new School of Environmental Science. Associate member status with other units on campus will facilitate diverse opportunities for graduate student training. Teaching responsibilities will include delivering select courses in support of the interdisciplinary Environmental Science undergraduate program and the Masters of Ecological Restoration program.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Candidates should submit a single pdf to that includes:

1. A one-page cover letter (include a statement of citizenship and/or residency status)
2. A two-page statement of research experience, interests, and future directions
3. A full CV that includes a list of publications, teaching experience, and graduate/post-doc supervision
4. Names and contact information of three references

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Rebecca Ho, Manager, Environmental Science at

Search Committee chair:
Dr. Jeremy Venditti, Director
School of Environmental Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, see the Collection Notice.