University of Regina: Canada 150 Research Chair in WATER, ENVIRONMENT, AND SUSTAINABILITY

The Faculty of Science at the University of Regina invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Biology for nomination to a Canada 150 Research Chair in Water, Environment and Sustainability.

The Canada 150 Research Chair Program ( has been established by the Government of Canada to foster research excellence in Canada. These chairs are eligible to internationally-based top-tier researchers and are valued at $350,000 per year. Each chair has a nonrenewable term of seven years, after which the chairholder will hold a regular faculty appointment.

The Canada 150 Research Chair in Water, Environment and Sustainability will use a combination of process-based experimentation, modeling, retrospective (fossil), and/or multi-decadal environmental monitoring analyses to investigate factors that regulate the structure and function of lakes and improve strategies for their protection. The candidate will be a global leader in climate change, human-environmental interactions, and adaptive management strategies for surface waters.  Areas of research strength at Regina include nutrient pollution and water quality, climate and lakes, paleoecology, and ecosystem sustainability and management.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the excellence in interdisciplinary collaboration and possess the visionary leadership necessary to replace the current director of Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS) after a period of co-direction.

The University of Regina’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 emphasizes ‘Water, Environment and Clean Energy’ as a strategic priority and the U of R is a global leader in environment and sustainability, particularly in the area of aquatic resources.  The Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS; is home to the national Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution ( and the Qu’Appelle Valley Long-Term Ecological Research Program (QU-LTER), one of Canada’s longest-running nongovernmental freshwater research programs.  IECS is supported by three PhD-level research staff and 13 million dollars of infrastructure.  The Faculty of Science has a long history of collaboration with research agencies in regional, national and international arenas.

For additional information about the position and the research environment in support of the position, see:

To apply online: (under Academic Positions)

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a summary of research achievements to date, a brief outline of the proposed research, and the names and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will commence on July 20, 2017.

The University of Regina is committed to development of a representative and inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation.