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Tier I Canada Research Chair: Water, Environment and Sustainability

University of Regina

The Faculty of Science at the University of Regina invites applications for nomination to a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Water, Environment and Sustainability. The home academic department of the successful candidate will be determined by the applicant's specific areas of expertise.

The Canada Research Chair Program ( has been established by the Government of Canada to foster research excellence in Canada. Tier 1 chairs are for a term of seven years, and are renewable for up to one additional seven-year term. Thereafter, the chairholder will hold a regular faculty appointment, although in exceptional circumstances, a second CRC renewal is possible (the renewal must contribute to the meeting of institutional equity and diversity targets). Tier 1 chairs are outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have had a major impact in their field and are recognized internationally. Given that scholars have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic records, candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. All chairs are subject to review and final approval by the Canada Research Chairs Program.

The CRC in Water, Environment and Sustainability will use a combination of process-based experimentation, modeling, paleoecological analyses, macroecology, biogeochemistry, or multi-decadal environmental monitoring to investigate factors that regulate the structure and function of freshwater and surface water, and improve strategies for their protection. The candidate will be a global leader in climate change, human-environmental interactions, and/or adaptive management strategies for surface waters. Areas of research strength at Regina include nutrient pollution and water quality, climate and lakes, paleoecology, major element biogeochemistry, ecosystem sustainability and lake management. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in interdisciplinary collaboration and possess the visionary leadership necessary to replace the current director of the Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS) after a period of co-direction.

The University of Regina's Strategic Research Plan 2016-2021 emphasizes 'Water, Environment and Clean Energy' as a strategic priority and the U of R is a global leader in environment and sustainability, particularly in the area of aquatic resources. IECS ( is home to the 25-year Qu'Appelle Valley Long-Term Ecological Research Program (QU-LTER), one of Canada's longest-running non-governmental freshwater research programs. IECS is supported by three PhD-level research staff and 13 million dollars of infrastructure. The Faculty of Science has a long history of collaboration with research agencies in regional, national and international arenas.

For additional information about the position and the research environment in support of the position, see:

Competition Number: 20190411