Job Posting: Sessional Lecturer for GEOG 328 (USask)

The Department of Geography and Planning, College of Arts and Science invites applications for a Sessional Lecturer to teach the following course during the 2023-2024 Regular session:

Course Number, Section, and Name: GEOG 328.3 (02) Groundwater Hydrology
Term and Course Dates: Winter Term (January to April 2023)
CRN: 21859
Delivery Mode: Lecture (in-person), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon campus.
Course Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:30am to 10:20am Lab Tuesdays 1:00-2:50pm
Expected Enrollment Limit: 35
Qualifications: Minimum of a Master’s degree required plus demonstrated expertise in groundwater hydrology. PhD and previous teaching experience in a post-secondary institution preferred.

A valid driver’s license is required for off campus courses. Appointment periods include additional days in recognition of preparation and marking time required. Courses may be cancelled due to low enrolment.

Application Process:
Complete the CUPE 3287 Employment Application Form and email the completed form, along with your curriculum vitae, to

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We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

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Snow and Ice Hydrology Postdoctoral Fellow Applications

Applicants are invited for two Post-Doctoral Fellows to undertake field, modelling and conceptual research to advance our understanding and numerical description of physical hydrological processes that operate in cold regions.  The PDFs will be supervised by Professor John Pomeroy at the USask Coldwater Laboratory, Canmore, Alberta, and near to the spectacular and well instrumented Canadian Rockies Hydrological Observatory.   The Coldwater Lab is a group of scientists, students, modellers and field technicians studying the hydrology of high mountain and downstream environments around the world as part of the Canada Research Chair in Water Resources and Climate Change, the UNESCO Chair in Mountain Water Sustainability, as part of studies supported by the Global Water Futures programme, Alberta Innovates and NOAA’s CIROH.

PDF1 will undertake research on mountain snow and glacier hydrological processes in sub-alpine forested basins of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  This will take advantage of the instrumented sites in the Canadian Rockies Hydrological Observatory, drone-based LiDAR remote sensing, hydrological models set up with CRHM, CHM and MESH in the Bow River Basin, high resolution atmospheric models and other information.  The overall goal is to further develop process algorithms to improve model realisations in the region in order to improve predictions of future water supply availability under climate change.   Specific objectives are to better understand the snow distribution and melt processes governing runoff generation; and the impacts of land cover change on snow processes, water storage and transmission.

PDF2 will undertake research to improve the representation of physical processes to improve the extent that model simulations mimic our conceptual understanding of dominant processes across different environments. In some cases, this entails coupling process components that have hitherto been neglected in large-domain models (e.g., glacier hydrology, snow redistribution, connectivity of wetlands, land-atmosphere interactions over sparse forests, tile drainage, etc.); in other cases, this entails further development of process algorithms to improve their applicability across a wide range of environments.

Please click the links above (PDF1 and PDF2) to go to the job postings for application details. The deadline to apply is October 30, 2023.

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