Faculty, Socio-Hydrology Decision Making

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 Socio-Hydrology and Decision Making under Uncertainty 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).

Socio-hydrology and decision making under uncertainty:
GWF aims to strengthen capability for quantitative social science at the interface between water policy and society, for example, in the analysis of policy instruments and performance, the engagement of user communities in model framing and development, and in the development of tools for Decision Making under Uncertainty. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field of quantitative social science, network science, systems analysis, or another discipline, such as water resource engineering, with rigorous quantitative training and knowledge of environmental policy and governance. Strong quantitative skills are required, e.g. in network analysis, mathematical/computational models, and statistical analysis, and demonstrable experience of interdisciplinary research on environmental or water conservation policy, ecosystem services, sustainability science, water, climate, energy, or land conservation. The successful candidate will be experienced in the use of quantitative social science research methods, including modeling of coupled socio-environmental systems.

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.