Thursday, June 18, 2015

University of Windsor: Assistant, Associate or Professor Position in Environmental Chemistry

The Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER-UW) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Chem/Biochem) at the University of Windsor invite outstanding candidates to apply for a Tenure-Track faculty position at any rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) based upon qualifications in the area of Environmental Chemistry, commencing as early as January 1, 2016 or soon thereafter. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

GLIER-UW and Chem/Biochem are research-intensive units in the Faculty of Science with active and vibrant graduate programs based on diverse sources of external funding. The successful candidate will have a joint-appointment with the two units. To learn more about GLIER-UW and Chem/Biochem, please visit our website at and

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program and mentor graduate students in aquatic nutrient chemistry dynamics as related to primary production in aquatic ecosystems and support GLIER-UW’s mission (aquatic resource sustainability with a focus on interacting multiple stressors). Exciting opportunities exist for research on the eutrophication crisis in the lower Great Lakes, while expertise in large-lake nutrient stress in general would be an asset. Expertise and experience in analytical methods development, chemical cycling, bioavailability and modeling and their application to environmental research approaches are considered strong assets. Existing GLIER-UW faculty members work on aquatic environmental processes and issues and have strengths in ecological tracers, fisheries, conservation and evolutionary genetics, invasion biology, ecotoxicology, predictive ecology, biogeochemistry, large-system modeling and nutrient/metal/chemical dynamics.

The ideal candidate must possess a PhD in Chemistry, Biogeochemistry, Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering with background interests in instrumental analyses related to analytical chemistry in environmental systems. Undergraduate teaching duties will be assigned in Chem/Biochem and graduate teaching and supervision duties will be shared within the GLIER-UW graduate program.

In addition, an outstanding record of research productivity, and a willingness to work in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment is expected. Significant financial resources and dedicated laboratory space are associated with this faculty position. The appointee will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories for trace organics and metals, heavy and light stable isotopes, applied molecular genetics and genomics/proteomics, toxicology, fish husbandry, GIS, computational simulation modeling, analytical and aqueous geochemistry and microscopy. In addition, a recently successful large infrastructure grant has established new facilities for advanced field and lab research, with particular focus on environmental stressors in the Great Lakes under the broad themes of biogeochemical function, genomics/proteomics and ecosystem tracers.

Applications will include:
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae
  • a two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments
  • a draft NSERC Discovery Grant research proposal (up to 5 pages)
  • letters of support from three (3) referees sent directly to the Director
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application located on the job advertisement ( by the deadline date of August 14, 2015, although the position will remain open until filled and applications will be accepted at least until the appointments committee has selected a short-list of candidates.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr. Daniel Heath, Director, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor
Phone: (519) 253-3000 X 2732, Fax: (519) 971-3616, E-mail:
University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. The University of Windsor is a welcoming community that is committed to equity and supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Members of Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. For accessibility related accommodation, please notify the Employment Coordinator (staff positions) or the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (faculty-related positions). More general information on the University's accessibility policy can be found on the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility website. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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