Faculty, Remote Sensing

Website University of Saskatchewan

Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS)

Statistical Hydrology And Stochastic Processes
Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS)
University of Saskatchewan

To enhance the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and Canada’s capability to deliver transformative science in Water Security, the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS), U of S, invites applications from outstanding researchers for a tenure-track or tenured position in the area of Remote Sensing as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, effective September 1, 2017. Tenured appointments may be offered where candidates hold tenured or equivalent status in a relevant institution.

The position will report directly to the Director, GIWS, with an associated academic appointment in one of the U of S Colleges/ Schools (School of Environment and Sustainability, Arts and Science, Engineering, School of Public Health, School of Public Policy, Agriculture and Bioresources).

Remote Sensing:
New sensor technologies have the potential to transform monitoring and modelling of Canada and the world’s water quantity and quality, and Canadian industry is well positioned to exploit commercial opportunities. Water-related expertise in Canada is highly reputed but lacks critical mass. This new faculty position at U of S will join a new instrument development laboratory and contribute to the development and application of new autonomous sensors, satellite and/or drone-based remote sensing technologies. GWF data provides unparalleled capability for ground truthing and calibration of new sensors, and GWF partnerships with the Canadian Space Agency and commercial satellite companies provide ready access to platforms and commercial expertise. The successful applicant will have an established track record (or have potential) of internationally-leading innovation in sensor development and/or application; proven experience of addressing the challenges of monitoring and modelling hydrological processes in cold regions is essential.

Salary bands for is position are as follows: Assistant Professor $93,293-$112,109; Associate Professor $112,109 – $130,295; Professor $130,925-$152,866. Additional remuneration may be available at the Professor level for merit and additional administrative duties. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.

Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2017 and continue to be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To apply for this job please visit gwf.usask.ca.