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Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Campus Alberta Innovates Program (CAIP) Chair in Watershed Science

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences seeks an exceptional scholar in the area of Watershed Science. The successful candidate will have a record, or emerging record, of exceptional research and be expected to develop a strong collaborative program at the University of Alberta focused broadly on the science of water resources. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: cold regions hydrology/hydrogeology, surface and groundwater interactions, fluvial geomorphology, geomatics as applied to water resources, biogeochemical and nutrient cycling in watersheds, or isotope hydrology/hydrogeology. The CAIP Chair is expected to develop interactions with industrial partners, government and academic research partners in Alberta focused on water resources in western and/or northern Canada. This appointment will be either at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, but in exceptional circumstances a Full Professor will be considered. The CAIP Chair comes with a generous research budget for seven years.


Two tenure-track positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level (Planning Program)

The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of the Planning program (planning.eas.ualberta.ca). The Planning program operates in conjunction with existing programs in EAS, most notably Human Geography and Environmental Earth Sciences. It is also linked with the Applied Land Use Planning Program and City-Region Studies Centre in the Faculty of Extension and the Alberta Land Institute. The successful candidates will be expected to teach a variety of core and optional urban and regional planning courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. A new graduate program is anticipated to be launched in Fall 2016 and will focus on planning for resilience with an emphasis on regional economics, climate change, winter communities, indigenous communities and communities influenced by resource industries and economies.


Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Structural Geology or Organic Geochemistry

We are seeking an individual with expertise in the structural geology of sedimentary basins or with expertise in organic geochemistry applied to problems in petroleum systems. An applicant in the area of structural geology will preferably have experience in the interpretation of seismic data. The successful candidate will be actively involved in teaching in the Integrated Petroleum Geosciences (IPG) program, a rigorous one-year course-based M.Sc. program offered jointly by the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) and the Department of Physics that prepares students to work in the modern petroleum industry. He or she will play a significant role in supervising IPG capstone projects and would be expected to develop his/her own research program with supervisor of graduate students being an integral part.


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