Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Sea Ice, Freshwater-Marine Coupling and Climate Change via AGU

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB, Canada 🇨🇦

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Sea Ice, Freshwater-Marine Coupling and Climate Change
Position No: 25193
Position start date: July 1, 2018
Application deadline: January 24, 2018

The University of Manitoba invites applications and nominations for a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Arctic Sea-ice, Freshwater-Marine coupling and Climate Change. The successful applicant will also be appointed to a full-time tenured position at the rank of Professor, to commence July 1 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Research Chair will join the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, and be housed within our Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS). Established in 2003, this innovative faculty is the institution’s hub for environmental research and teaching focusing on identifying and managing Earth resources, understanding Earth processes, and the implications for human populations.

The academic qualifications of the Chair will include:

  • Internationally recognized expertise in the field of Arctic sea ice, freshwater-marine coupling and climate change as evidenced by a strong publication in high impact journals and the acquisition of national or international peer-reviewed grants and contracts
  • Experience working with freshwater fluxes to the marine system originating from glaciers, rivers, and or sea ice melt
  • Demonstrated excellence in graduate student supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary research team
  • Demonstrated ability to work within the framework of Arctic System Science
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate science to a range of stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, northern peoples, public, other scientists)

The University of Manitoba (UM) has made broad investments in both field and analytical research supporting a highly integrated multidisciplinary research focus on Arctic System Science. As a ‘signature area’ of established research at the UM we have built a core group of over 130 staff all working in the broad field of Arctic System Science. Major infrastructure includes the Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO), the Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF), and numerous purpose built field and instrument labs supporting a wide array of Arctic System Science. The equipment utilized by the UM group includes oceanographic sampling instruments, meteorological stations, sea ice geophysics, optical and microwave remote sensing, portable in-situ laboratory for mercury speciation with the Ultra-Clean Trace Elements Laboratory (UCTEL), atmospheric chemistry, gas flux instrumentation, and specialized surface craft and mooring platforms. Various sea-going research vessels are available to our teams including new coastal research vessels in collaboration with the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF), the Canadian Research Icebreaker NGCC Amundsen, and various partnerships with Danish and Greenlandic vessels. CEOS has an annual operating budget in excess of $7M per year supported through various federal, provincial, private and foundation funding sources.

The selection and appointment of the Chair will be conducted in accordance with University policy on Chairs and Professorships.

Applications should include a cover letter outlining their interests in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae (including HQP training), a statement of research interests and plan, a sample of three peer-reviewed publications, and the names and contact information of three referees.

Applications, addressed to Dr. Norman Halden, Dean, must be received electronically by January 24, 2018 to:

Sharon Kirsch
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
[email protected]

Please refer to position 25193 in the subject heading.

The University of Manitoba is committed to equity and diversity within its community, and especially welcomes applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Application materials will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (Manitoba) and will be provided to participating members of the search process.


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