Canada 150 Research Chair, Human Water Systems & Remote Sensing -- University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The non-renewable chairs are tenable for seven years at two values: $350,000 per year and $1 million
Aug 08, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
U of S Canada 150 Research Chair
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The University of Saskatchewan invites outstanding internationally-based scholars and researchers to submit expressions of interest to be nominated for a Canada 150 Research Chair based at the U of S.

Located on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in the heart of Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is the core of a dynamic research hub set in an architecturally stunning century-old campus. Renowned for its cluster of world-class research centres and science facilities including the Canadian Light Source (the nation’s only synchrotron), the campus is a powerhouse of discovery and innovation that helps address challenges faced by people locally and around the world. With stellar research teams, tools and facilities, as well $175 – 200 million in annual research income over the last few years, the university has earned a place among the U15, the group of Canada’s top research universities. The U of S has been awarded two Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) and two Canada First Research Excellence Fund grants (CFREF).

The UofS is seeking internationally-recognized researchers and scholars with strong records of innovative, world-class scholarly achievement, and impact to contribute to the development of our six signature areas of excellence. In particular, the UofS seeks candidates in each of the following areas:

  • Plant Development- including long distance signaling
  • Control of Emerging Diseases
  • International Relations
  • Radiation and Radionuclide Toxicology
  • Policy, governance and knowledge exchange- with emphasis in Human Water Systems, Health Innovation Policy and Science & Innovation Policy.

Successful candidates will be outstanding scholars with an established international reputation based on a scholarly record of excellence appropriate to their career stage. Candidates will have strong track records of innovation as evidenced by high-impact publications, success in attracting peer-reviewed funding, presentations at significant conferences, major honours and awards, and successful knowledge translation activities.

The Chairs will be full-time appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. To be eligible, scholars must currently be living and working outside of Canada; this includes Canadian expatriate wishing to return to Canada.

The UofS recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a brief (1 page) statement of research interests.  Applicants are encouraged to complete a self-identification questionnaire, available through the web portal.

If you have any questions about these positions, please contact Karen Chad, Vice-President Research at

Review of applications will begin August 1 and continue to August 10.