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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chair

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department.  Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of teaching and research as well as demonstrated ability in leadership and administration.  They should also be eligible for a faculty position, normally at the level of full professor.  The successful candidate will lead the academic and research vision for the Department, be responsible for the relationship between the Department and the broader university academic community, and play a leading role in the academic planning and management process within the Faculty of Science.

The salary range for this position is $140,000 to $180,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The Department has 21 full-time members of faculty, 6 research faculty members, 29 staff, 100 graduate students, 25 post-doctoral fellows and research associates and ~200 Honours undergraduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences related programs.  In addition, the Geological Engineering program, with ~100 students, is shared with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Undergraduate studies are available in both a Co-operative Education and Regular format.   The Department fosters a dynamic and thriving research environment with over $15 million in annual research, houses a CERC Chair and 2 CRC’s (Tier 1) and initiated the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (>$55 million) and the Canadian Water Network.  The Department attracts outstanding Canadian and international applicants to its graduate programs.  Collaborative research programs that are global in scope are currently active with members of the Faculties of Science, Environment, Mathematics and Engineering and the Water Institute.  The Department is interested in strengthening these transdisciplinary initiatives and expanding ties within the national and international academic communities.

The University of Waterloo is located in the attractive and vibrant two-university community of Kitchener-Waterloo (population 500,000) in southwestern Ontario, about one hour west of Toronto.

Applications and nominations should include a detailed resume, the names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide references, and a statement of capabilities and qualification.    The application review process will begin on October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is September 1, 2015.  Send applications or nominations to:

Professor Terry McMahon, Dean

Faculty of Science

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario

Canada  N2L 3G1

Phone: (519) 888-4591   Fax: (519) 746-2543        


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities.

“Three reasons to apply:”