Posted on October 12, 2015 - GC1587

Company: University of Saskatchewan
Position: Assistant Professor (term)
Location: University of Saskatchewan
Salary: $90,796 - $109,108
Contact Name: Dirk de Boer

Job Description

Assistant Professor

The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan invites applications for a limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, for the period of January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. Applicants should have a PhD in geography or a related environmental science, and show clear promise of effectiveness in teaching and interest in research. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver undergraduate and graduate courses in hydrology and geomatics. Expertise in spatial statistics will be considered an asset.

In addition to excellence in teaching, the department is looking for applicants whose research interests complement those of faculty currently in the department. Current research strengths in the department include surface and groundwater hydrology, cold regions hydrology, hydrochemistry, erosion and sediment transport, GIScience, geomatics and remote sensing. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to affiliate with the University’s Centre for Hydrology (, which has more than 30 affiliated faculty from the Colleges of Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources, and Engineering and strong graduate training and research capabilities, and with the Global Institute for Water Security ( which has more than 70 affiliated faculty with interests in water security research.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences.  There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 325 faculty, including 12 Canada Research Chairs.  The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is a major research intensive institution of about 21,000 students with a wide range of training available and superb lab facilities on what is considered the most pleasant university campus in Canada. Canadian hydrology developed from early efforts at the University. The federal National Hydrology Research Centre and provincial Saskatchewan Research Council are located in the University's research park, Innovation Place, a few minutes walk from the university. Information about the University of Saskatchewan and the Department of Geography and Planning can be found at:

Applications should include a cover letter and full curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a statement of research interests, samples of recent publications, and contact information of three references. Applications should be addressed to:

Dirk de Boer,
Professor and Head,
Department of Geography and Planning
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

and emailed to phyllis.baynes@usask.caReview of applications will begin by October 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled, with the appointment commencing January 1, 2016.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016): Assistant Professor $90,796 - $109,108 

Benefits: 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.

Job Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in geography or a related environmental science, and show clear promise of effectiveness in teaching and interest in research. 

Other Information

University of Saskatchewan
Department of Geography and Planning
University of Saskatchewan
117 Science Place
Saskatoon, Sa
S7N 0J1

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