The Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to invite applications for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Fluid Waste Processing. This opportunity is restricted to individuals who identify as a member of a racialized minority. The Canada Research Chair (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 Canada Research Chair in Fluid Waste Processing will lead an innovative research program focused on value-added products and/or processes, thereby complementing and bridging areas of existing strength in the College of Engineering and university. The candidate will have exceptional research and collaborative skills enabling them to lead and facilitate research in this field.
The University of Saskatchewan ranks fourth in the world in water research and, through the College of Engineering and College of Agriculture and Bioresources, has established globally-recognized capacity in bioprocessing research and development. The successful candidate will join a thriving multi-disciplinary team with expertise that ranges from the removal of emerging contaminants from water and wastewater, bioremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater, mine waste valorization, to the development of biofuels from agricultural and other biological residues and the value-added production of biomaterials, biochemicals, and nanocomposites. The University is home to the Global Institute for Water Security, the School of Environment and Sustainability, the Toxicology Centre and the Canadian Light Source—Canada’s only synchrotron—providing a rich environment for collaboration. USask has identified water security, food security and one health as signature areas of research strength and promise.
The successful candidate will initiate, lead and collaborate in research activities; supervise graduate students and other highly qualified personnel; compete successfully for external research funding; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; and undertake relevant administrative activities.
For more details about the job and how to apply, please go to https://careers.usask.ca/ (req10860).