Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Analytical Environmental Chemistry

Saskatoon (City), Saskatchewan (CA)
Faculty salary range is $93,293-$152,877. Please see job description for details.
Aug 03, 2017
Sep 01, 2017
Field of specialization
Analytical, Environmental
Job Type
Full time

The College of Arts and Science invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure-track appointment and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Analytical Environmental Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry (artsandscience.usask.ca/chemistry).

Applications from women members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged. Recruitment will be guided by the Government of Canada Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan for Canada Research Chairs (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/equity-equite/index-eng.aspx) and by the strong commitment of the University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Science, and Department of Chemistry to employment equity and diversity.

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program is the flagship of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca). The successful candidate will build an internationally-recognized program in analytical chemistry as applied to environmental science, broadly defined. Appropriate areas of focus include, but are not limited to, the chemistry of aqueous interfaces in the environment, analysis of contaminants in complex environmental media, application of synchrotron techniques in environmental science, and the development of new analytical methods. The Chair will attract and maintain extramural funding, participate in graduate supervision, and contribute to design and delivery of the department's undergraduate and graduate analytical chemistry curriculum.

The Department of Chemistry is the home of 20 faculty, 17 staff, and more than 80 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in every area of chemistry. The University of Saskatchewan is home to the largest interdisciplinary toxicology research and training centre in Canada (www.usask.ca/toxicology), University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability (www.usask.ca/sens), and the Global Institute for Water Security. The Chair will have the opportunity to seek affiliation with these units if appropriate. The campus is home to leading-edge research infrastructure, including the Canadian Light Source national synchrotron facility (www.lightsource.ca), the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre (www.usask.ca/sssc), and a 24 MeV cyclotron (www.fedorukcentre.ca), as well as National Research Council, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Environment Canada research centres.

The University of Saskatchewan is situated in Treaty 6 territory and the Métis homeland and is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities, offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 23,000, and is committed to enhancing our national and global research standing.


Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars, who have been active researchers in their fields for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned a PhD in chemistry or equivalent qualification, for whom legitimate career interruptions exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. The successful candidate will have an exceptional track record of research and a demonstrated potential for attracting competitively awarded research funding. Experience in interdisciplinary research partnerships and a commitment to education is ideal.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109; Associate Professor: $112,109 to $130,925; and Professor $130,925 to $152,877. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications and your vision for the position; curriculum vitae; a description of your proposed research program, a description of your teaching interests and philosophy, and the contact information for three referees to:

Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5C9
Telephone: (306) 966-4655
Fax:  (306) 966-4730
Email:  ronda.duke@usask.ca

Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. Applications submitted as a single pdf by email are preferred.