Water Treatment

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant/Associate Professor
Job Institution: 
University of Waterloo
Job Description: 

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Applications are being accepted for the position of Associate Chair of the NSERC Chair in Water Treatment
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo invites applications from outstanding individuals for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor rank in the area of water treatment. Applicants should have research expertise related to emerging issues in drinking water treatment, with a focus on emerging contaminants and membranes.
The successful applicant would be appointed as Associate Chair of the NSERC Chair in Water Treatment (www.civil/uwaterloo.ca/watertreatment), The Chair, in existence since 1993, has established an excellent reputation both in Canada and internationally and has strong relationships with its partners, a number of whom have been with the Chair since its inception. The Chair anticipates beginning its fifth five-year term in January 2013, including a new position, that of Associate Chair.
Applicants must have potential or proven ability to develop an internationally recognized research program, must have excellent communication skills, and must have a strong commitment to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels in such areas as water treatment, water quality and water chemistry. Because of the particular nature of this appointment, applicants must have a demonstrated focus on high quality treatment-oriented research of a sufficiently applied nature to be of benefit to Chair partners in the short to medium term. The ideal candidate would also have already demonstrated the ability to work with partners in the water industry. The successful applicant must also have the ability or be able to demonstrate convincingly a strong potential to work with and ultimately lead a successful and mature research team.
The successful applicant is expected to have an engineering license for practice in Canada or to apply for an engineering license with the Professional Engineers of Ontario within 5 years. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their full curriculum vitae, along with a teaching vision statement. They are also requested to submit a research vision statement, specifically indicating how their research program would interact with Chair partners. Each of the vision statements should be no more than two pages in length. The curriculum vitae, vision statements and the names and full contact information of at least three references should be sent to:
Professor Neil R. Thomson
Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1
Email: neil.thomson@uwaterloo.ca

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.