Water Technologies, with a specific focus on wastewater

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant or Associate Professor (probationary tenure-track)
Job Institution: 
Dalhousie University
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Resource Engineering invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the area of Water Technologies, with a specific focus on wastewater. Appointment to a faculty position will be conditional on the selected candidates being awarded a Canada Research Chair. It is anticipated that the Chair nomination will be submitted to the CRC Secretariat in fall 2013 or spring 2014. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (probationary tenure-track) with a starting date for the appointment of July 1, 2013, or later (depending on the date of the CRC submission).

The Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, in collaboration with Dalhousie’s Centre for Water Resources Studies (CWRS), has research strength in the area of drinking water quality, watershed management, and treatment technologies. The Canada Research Chair will be a faculty member within the department as well as an integral member of CWRS. The Chair will be expected to collaborate with other researchers to develop world-class expertise in wastewater technologies. Candidates with expertise in wastewater treatment and/or waste management associated with water/wastewater treatment practices are encouraged to apply. In addition, the Chair will be expected to work with local water utilities (e.g., Halifax Water) as well as collaborate with other members of the CWRS. Finally, Dalhousie has significant institutional research strength in Oceans and Marine Studies and the ability to collaborate across faculties would be desirable.

Applicants must have a well-established research record and demonstrated ability to conduct independent scholarly research. The Chair will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop graduate level courses, and support the Department and CWRS initiatives. The Chair will be expected to establish a strong, externally-funded research program, supervise graduate student research, and foster existing and new collaborations with government and industry as well as collaborate with members of Dalhousie’s research community. Applicants must have earned a PhD in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a related field, and be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia. Consideration will be given to individuals with outstanding communication skills and who can teach fluently in English.

Details of the CRC program can be found at http://www.chairs.gc.ca. Tier II nominees should be excellent emerging researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity and have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years. They should also be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality with the potential to attract excellent trainees, students and future researchers.

Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file containing a letter of Application, a CV and a statement of teaching and research interests to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering – email: civil.office@dal.ca. Three letters of reference should be sent directly by referees to the same e-mail address. The review process will commence on 1 May 2013 and continue until a candidate has been selected.

The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women. For more information, visit the Employment Equity website at: www.hrep.dal.ca.