Faculty, Exposure And/Or Risk Assessment Modelling

Website University of Saskatchewan

Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS)

Exposure And/Or Risk Assessment Modelling
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 Exposure and/or Risk Assessment Modelling as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Tenured appointments may be offered where candidates hold tenured or equivalent status at a comparable institution. The position will report to the Director, GIWS, be based in the Global Water Futures research group, and have an associated academic appointment and academic reporting line in an appropriate U of S college or school.

Exposure and/or Risk Assessment Modelling:
The U of S has world leading expertise in aquatic toxicology and environmental chemistry, but there is a need to complement and integrate strong experimental and analytical capabilities with modelling expertise linked to exposure assessment (environmental and human) and aquatic ecological risk assessment. This will enable development of new institutional capability for ecological and human health risk assessment modelling. Such modelling expertise could include: source-pathway-receptor exposure modelling for environmental contaminants; integrated exposure and effects modelling; modelling of integrated risk to ecosystems from multiple contaminant exposures; modelling of contaminant fate and effects at the watershed scale; and development/refinement of new approaches to modelling of contaminant exposure and integrated ecological risk. Potential modelling and risk assessment applications include ecological impacts of current and legacy mining and oil sands developments, the operational and regulatory management of contaminated water resources, the prediction of future impacts of anthropogenic influences and environmental change on aquatic ecosystems, and exposure mapping of contaminated sites. The successful applicant will have experience with regulatory exposure and risk models; a proven track record of, or show clear potential for, internationally-recognized research in ecological and/or human health risk assessment and associated modelling; a demonstrated track record of interdisciplinary collaboration; and experience in securing extramural research funding.

Salary bands for the 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 includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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.