Research and Job Opportunities

Positions with the Global Institute for Water Security

PhD opportunity - Convection-Permitting WRF Regional Climate Simulation

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual for this PhD student position to carry out the research on Convection-Permitting WRF regional climate simulation. This position is part of the Global Water Futures research program: Short‐Duration Extreme Precipitation in Future Climate . 

PDF opportunity - Convection-Permitting WRF Regional Climate Simulation

This postdoctoral position is part of the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures research program: Short‐Duration Extreme Precipitation in Future Climate . This Postdoctoral Scientist will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to study scaling relationships for extreme precipitation in mid-latitude climates. 

 

Positions with the School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

Graduate Students (M.E.S)

Dr. Lori Bradford, and an interdisciplinary team of co-investigators in the School of Environment and Sustainability at University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada are looking for highly motivated graduate students (2 M.E.S.) to conduct research on nutrient management among Treaty 4, 5, and 6 Nations in the Prairies. The team includes researchers from different fields (toxicologists, social scientists, law researchers, and engineers) and mentors from partnering communities, whose goal is to understand the variety of water management approaches in rural and Indigenous communities that contribute to nutrient-related issues in the Lake Winnipeg Basin. The main aim of this project is to support Indigenous people in three Lake Winnipeg Basin (LWB) contributing watersheds to support integrated watershed nutrient management. The interested candidates will work on projects that apply a combination of field and laboratory sampling, community engagement, social science methods, and interdisciplinary thinking to contribute to a deeper understanding of the underlying physical, toxicological, law and Treaty-based considerations for nutrient management in the Prairies.

Assistant Professor, Centennial Chair in Economic Valuation in Energy Security

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications from outstanding scholars for a full-time, tenure track faculty position as the Centennial Chair in Economic Valuation in Energy Security for Northern, Rural, Remote and Indigenous Communities. The appointment is anticipated to begin on July 1, 2020, or earlier if possible. The successful candidate will have established themselves as an upcoming leader in problem-oriented interdisciplinary research that focuses on sustainability of energy systems and economic valuation relevant to energy security and renewable resource sectors.

Assistant Professor, Academic Programming Appointment: Community Energy and Environmental Planning

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor as an Academic Programming Appointee (APA) in Community Energy and Environmental Planning. This position has an emphasis on teaching (including course delivery, project/placement coordination, community engagement), with the possibility of some research activities. The appointment is anticipated to begin on July 1, 2020. SENS is embarking on exciting new programs, including a suite of professional Masters programs (12-month project/placement based Masters, with an optional 4-month co-operative placement), including water security, energy security, food security, sustainable environmental management, and biocultural conservation. The successful candidate will have established themselves as a lead instructor in the scholarship of community-engaged energy and environmental planning, particularly in relation to the water-energy-food nexus and sustainability development.

Positions with Global Water Futures

Several Student, Research & Faculty Positions

The Global Water Futures (GWF) program is the largest university-led climate and freshwater research program in the world. GWF currently has several new employment opportunities to advance mechanistic model simulations of hydrological processes across Canada and the world. Current opportunities include:

  • Science Coordinator for the Core Modelling Team
  • Research Specialists (2 positions)
  • Postdoctoral scholars (8 positions)
  • PhD Students (4 positions)
  • Model Improvement Specialist

Postdoctoral Fellow (or Research Associate)appointment -Hydrological Modelling of Prairie Drainage Basins for Global Water Futures

We invite applications for a post-doctoral fellow or research associate position to apply physically based hydrological modelling to better understand the future hydrology of Canadian Prairie drainage basins. The PDF will be applying the University of Saskatchewan’s Cold Regions Hydrological Modelling (CRHM) platform to model several representative Canadian Prairie drainage basins under future climate and land use scenarios. The model results produced by this position will help the Global Water Futures, Prairie Water research programme reach its scientific and knowledge mobilization goals, and facilitate the development of an integrated prairie basin model for use in stakeholder decision support.

For other positions related to the Global Water Futures program, please visit the GWF "Join Us" section of the website

Other Positions

Ducks Unlimited Canada Chair: Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation - University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured faculty position at any rank as the Ducks Unlimited Canada Chair in Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation.