The Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor (GLIER-UW) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a Tenure-Track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Chemistry commencing July 1, 2013. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
GLIER-UW is a research institute with an active and vibrant graduate program and diverse externally funded research programs within the Faculty of Science. The successful candidate will have a joint-appointment with another Department within the Faculty of Science with undergraduate teaching duties assigned within their field of expertise. To learn more about GLIER-UW, please visit our website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/glier
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program and mentor graduate students in areas that support GLIER-UWs mission statement, which is to conduct research and training relevant to sustainability of the Great Lakes and their watersheds, with a focus on interacting multiple stressors. Applicants with a research emphasis on the aquatic nutrient chemistry and primary production in aquatic ecosystems are particularly encouraged to apply; however, other areas of expertise will be considered. Particularly 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 chemistry methods and approaches are desirable. Existing GLIER-UW faculty members work on Great Lakes environmental processes and issues and have strengths in ecological tracers, fisheries, conservation and evolutionary genetics, invasion biology, ecotoxicology, predictive ecology, large-system modeling and nutrient/metal/chemical dynamics.
Candidates must possess a PhD and an outstanding record of research productivity and a willingness to work in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment. 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, toxicology, fish husbandry, GIS, computational simulation modeling, analytical and aqueous geochemistry and microscopy. In addition, a recently successful large infrastructure grant will establish 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 and 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
the names of three referees.