Job ID: 214691

TIER 1 CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR in Fluid Waste Processing

University of Saskatchewan

  • Jun. 5, 2023
  • TIER 1 CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR in Fluid Waste Processing
  • Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering
  • University of Saskatchewan
    Saskatoon, SK
  • Open until filled
  • Jul. 1, 2023
  • Associate Professor
  • Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other

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 (

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 (req10860).

  • The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in its faculty complement and is proud to support career opportunities that address the under representation of members of the Four Designated Groups (FDGs) defined under the Employment Equity Act among chair allocations. In consideration of the University’s strategic directions and to achieve the EDI targets and goals of USask’s action plan and as established by the CRC Secretariat, this position is restricted to individuals who self-identify as a member of a racialized minority.  The University of Saskatchewan relies on section 56 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code to give this preference in employment. All qualified candidates, both Canadians and other nationalities, are encouraged to apply. Recruitment will be guided by the Canada Research Chairs Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Practices ( and by the strong commitment of the University of Saskatchewan and the College of Engineering to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Leon Wegner
    Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering
    University of Saskatchewan
    57 Campus Drive
    Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9

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