Professor Position Available: Arctic Ice and Marine System Science - University of Manitoba

Date: 
6 November 2019

Professor Position Available
Arctic Ice and Marine System Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Application review begins: 18 November 2019

For more information, go to:
https://viprecprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/DEFAULT.ASPX?REQ_ID=09084

For questions, contact:
Sharon Kirsch
Email: sharon.kirsch [at] umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-7162

Feiyue Wang
Email: feiyue.wang [at] umanitoba.ca


The University of Manitoba invites applications for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Research Chair (CRC; Tier 2), a tenured or tenure track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor, in the broad natural science fields of Arctic ice and marine system science. This full-time, permanent position will be located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The position will have a significant proportion allocated to research in any one of the broad areas of Arctic marine and climate science in the specific subdiscipline of the candidate's specialization. The candidate will also be expected to teach one undergraduate and one graduate course in their area of research. Service will also be required both within the University and through various professional and public organizations linked to the candidate's area of expertise.

The successful candidates will be expected to play a major role in the various Arctic System Science projects led by the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) at the University of Manitoba, including major new projects focused on freshwater-marine coupling with freshwater sources from glaciers and continental runoff, ocean acidification and carbon exchange processes, physical, biological or chemical oceanography, Arctic-midlatitude teleconnections, and climate change.

Candidates must have a PhD; proven success in leading an independently organized and externally funded program in Arctic marine science; and experience in mentoring graduate students, research associates, and undergraduate students. Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be an asset. Applicants with internationally recognized expertise in the broad fields of Arctic system science; ice sheet modelling; ocean modelling; glacier-marine coupling; paleoclimate reconstructions; meteorology; climatology; teleconnection science; terrestrial-marine coupling; Arctic physical, biological, or chemical oceanography; carbon fluxes; and remote sensing are encouraged to apply.

Application materials should include:

  • A cover letter outlining the candidate's qualifications and how they fulfill the position’s criteria;
  • A curriculum vitae, including examples of significant research contributions;
  • A two-page statement outlining the innovative and original proposed five-year research program envisioned for the Tier 2 chair and its potential to attract funding, contribute to student training and other impacts on the broader community, and a statement on the candidate's strengths and experiences in increasing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in previous institutional environment;
  • A teaching statement that documents the candidate's experience in and approach to training and mentoring diverse students and the candidate's teaching philosophy; and
  • Names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be submitted via email, in care of Sharon Kirsch, to Sharon.Kirsch [at] umanitoba.ca, and addressed to Feiyue Wang and Mark Hanson, Search Committee Co-Chairs. Refer to position #25527* in the subject heading.

Application review begins: 18 November 2019

For more information, go to:
https://viprecprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/DEFAULT.ASPX?REQ_ID=09084

For questions, contact:
Sharon Kirsch
Email: sharon.kirsch [at] umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-7162

Feiyue Wang
Email: feiyue.wang [at] umanitoba.ca