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 geography.planning@usask.ca


The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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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.

Job Opportunity: Canada Research Chair Tier 2 Assistant / Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering – University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba invites applications for a Canada Research Chair Tier 2, a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, in the area of Water Resources Engineering (WRE): Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation. This appointment is contingent on a successful CRC Tier 2 application.

Click here to view the position details and apply!

Job Opportunity – Digital Content Coordinator

The global water crisis and rapid environmental change has created a high demand for hydrologists, scientists who deal with the occurrence, circulation, distribution, and properties of the waters of the earth and its atmosphere. The Department of Geography and Planning offers the only BSc in Hydrology in Canada, and it is professionally accredited. The Department also hosts the University’s Centre for Hydrology, a long-standing hydrological research unit that provides coordination on graduate training in hydrology. The Department’s new Graduate Certificate in Hydrology, designed for distance learning, appeals to academically focused graduate students and postdoctoral scholars globally. The Department of Geography and Planning needs a Digital Content Coordinator to help the Department promote these exciting new programs.

Click here to view the position details and apply!

Available PhD position in biophysical modelling of grassland environments

PhD position in biophysical modelling of grassland environments

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. The successful applicant will work on modelling of hydrology and nutrient cycling in grassland environments in the Canadian Prairies.

The Canadian beef industry has been under constant scrutiny with regards to environmental performance. Many of these concerns pertain to water quality issues arising from pastureland grazed by beef cattle. However, a detailed assessment describing the contribution of beef cattle to nutrient export from grasslands and its relationship to land management and water cycling in these landscapes is still lacking. The purpose of this project is to address this knowledge gap by estimating the impact of grazing on water cycling and nutrient export in pasture landscapes in the Canadian Prairies. Specifically, the objectives of this research are (1) to estimate relative contribution from vegetation breakdown, soils, and manure to the overall nutrient export from pastureland, and (2) to identify prominent processes, sources, and management practices impacting nutrient export from these landscapes in the Prairies.

The successful applicant will be based at the University of Manitoba and will join the research group of Dr. Marcos Cordeiro. The research will be done in collaboration with the Sustainable Food Systems Modelling team members and collaborators from Agriculture anf Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the Centre for Hydrology of the University of Saskatchewan (https://research-groups.usask.ca/hydrology/index.php). The successful applicant will be co-supervised by Drs. David Lobb and Kim Ominski (University of Manitoba). The funds for this position are made available through the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC; https://www.beefresearch.ca/).

Applicants with expertise in biophysical modelling of agro-ecosystems with emphasis in nutrient cycling are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference. Applicants will be performing data acquisition, quality control, pre-processing, and analysis in support of hydrological modelling using the Cold Regions Hydrological Model (CRHM) platform, as well as compilation of literature results on nutrient export from grasslands and pastures.

To apply, please send a CV, a publication list, a description of relevant experience and research plan (ideally all merged in a single PDF), and have two reference letters sent by email to Marcos.cordeiro@umanitoba.ca (Subject: BCRC project::: PhD Application).

The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest, research-intensive post-secondary education institution, located near the geographical centre of North America and at the confluence of Assiniboine and Red Rivers. As the capital city of Manitoba, Winnipeg is a mature city of some 750,000 people with rich recreational and cultural opportunities. It combines the amenities of urban life with easy access to the countryside and to northern lakes and forests.  The cost of living in Winnipeg is relatively low, housing is affordable, and Manitobans are renown for their friendliness.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, 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.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8371. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act”. Please note that the application material may be provided to participating members of the search process.

For inquiries, please contact Prof. Marcos Cordeiro, email: Marcos.Cordeiro@umanitoba.ca.

Job Opportunity – Research Technician (UAV Specialist)

The Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan is seeking a Research Technician (Unoccupied Aerial Vehicle (UAV) specialist) to provide UAV operation support to research projects conducted in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Prairies. This position is based at USask Coldwater Laboratory, Canmore, Alberta but will require travel to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for training and Prairie operations. This will be a full-time, term position for one year with a targeted start date of November 15, 2021. Starting salary is commensurate with abilities and experience.

For more details, see the PDF posting by clicking here.

Clerical Assistant Opportunity with GWF/CH

TheCentre for Hydrology and Global Water Futures are hiring a Clerical Assistant located in Saskatoon, SK.

We invite applications from efficient, creative and outgoing individuals who are excited about becoming a member of the Global Water Futures and Centre for Hydrology team. Reporting to the Director of the Centre for Hydrology and Global Water Futures, as well as the Executive Research Assistant to the Director, the primary purpose of this post is the provision of vital administrative and clerical support to this dynamic centre and program.

For more information visit the job posting.

 

Flow Forecasting & Operations Planning Engineer Opportunities at WSA

The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency is hiring a Flow Forecasting & Operations Planning Engineer located in Moose Jaw, SK.

Short Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Flow Forecasting & Operations Planning, an employee in this job will provide professional engineering expertise for forecasting stream flows for internal and external use, and for operation planning of major river systems requiring the real-time analysis, interpretation and distribution of forecasting and operations management information. This employee will also provide support to associated Water Security Agency (WSA) communication activities.

Apply by: 5:00 PM November 28, 2018

For more information visit the job posting here.

Cold Regions Hydrology Research Opportunities at CH

There are several research studentships and positions with Professor John Pomeroy, Director of the Global Water Futures Programme (GWF) and of the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. & Canmore, Alberta. GWF is the largest freshwater research programme in the world and is transforming our ability to understand and predict cold regions water security. Exceptional students may also be considered for a $45,000/year GWF Excellence Scholarship (see www.usask.ca/water)

GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • PhD Student – Cryospheric representation in large scale hydrological models
  • PhD Student – Contributing Area and Streamflow Dynamics

RESEARCHERS

  • Canadian Rockies Hydrological Observatory Research Scientist / Coldwater Laboratory Manager
  • Cold Regions Sensor Design and Construction – PDF or Electrical Engineer or Electronic Technologist

PhD Studentships

PhD Student – Cryospheric representation in large scale hydrological models
The successful candidate for this position will have a MSc in hydrology with experience in hydrological model development, excellent mathematics, computer coding and environmental physics skills and an understanding of cold regions hydrology: glaciers, snow, permafrost, frozen soils. This student will be working within the Integrated Modeling Program for Canada (IMPC) project of Global Water Futures on advancing the representation of glacier and snow dynamics, and heat and mass transfer in frozen ground in large scale hydrological models used in the GWF programme. The student will review, develop, encode and test advanced algorithms describing these processes in Environment Canada’s MESH hydrological model. Test sites in the Canadian Rockies, Prairie and North are available for model validation. This research will help quantify the impact of climate warming on cold regions hydrology with particular reference to quantifying pan‐Canadian changes in water supply and water security.

Co-supervised by Dr. John Pomeroy (Geography & Planning) and Dr. Al Pietroniro (Civil Engineering). Interested applicants should contact Dr. Pomeroy (centre.hydrology@usask.ca) with a cover letter explaining their motivation, academic CV, unofficial transcript and contact details for three academic references. http://artsandscience.usask.ca/geography/graduates/welcome.php

PhD Student – Contributing Area and Streamflow Dynamics
The successful candidate for this position will have a MSc in hydrology with experience in both field work and numerical hydrological modelling and excellent quantitative physical environmental science skills. A background in agricultural hydrology and knowledge of cold regions hydrology is an advantage. The student will be working within the Prairie Water Project of Global Water Futures on investigating the dynamics of Prairie streamflow as it relates to variations in basin contributing area. The student will use a combination of field and modelling studies to evaluate the contributing area-streamflow relationship and determine the influence of geomorphology, climate and wetland distribution. This research will contribute to knowledge that will inform land management decisions as it pertains to sustainable water management and water and nutrient transport to water bodies. The PhD will be expected to collaborate with others to evaluate the influence of best management practices on the health of Prairie water bodies.

Co-supervised by Dr. John Pomeroy and Dr. Chris Spence (Geography & Planning). Interested applicants should contact (centre.hydrology@usask.ca) with a cover letter explaining their motivation, academic CV, unofficial transcripts and contact details for three academic references. http://artsandscience.usask.ca/geography/graduates/welcome.php

RESEARCH POSITIONS

Canadian Rockies Hydrological Observatory Research Scientist / Coldwater Laboratory Manager
A rare opportunity exists for a post-doctoral scientist to be a field-based research scientist working in close collaboration with Professor John Pomeroy in conducting cold regions hydrology studies in the Canadian Rockies Hydrological Observatory, UAV-based hydrology studies with the Smart Water Systems Laboratory, and managing the GWF Coldwater Laboratory in Canmore, Alberta. This is part of the Global Water Futures programme. The successful candidate for this job will have a top-rated PhD and substantial publication record and evidence of leading successful field programmes in mountain snow and cold regions hydrology plus interest in leading a UAV and field station based measurement programme in the Canadian Rockies. Proven capability to conduct research outdoors in extreme conditions, exceptional leadership skills and training in wilderness first aid are essential for this position. Experience piloting UAVs and/or in hydrological modelling is an asset. Employment as a Research Scientist is directed only towards those with a valid Canadian work permit. International candidates may be considered for Post-Doctoral Fellow (PhD within 5 years of appointment) or Visiting Professorship (must take leave from home institution) appointments in support of this function.

Based in the Canadian Rockies town of Canmore, Alberta, your primary duties will be:

  • Advance scientific knowledge of mountain hydrological cycling
  • Conduct research towards a better understanding of mountain hydrology sensitivity to change
  • Contribute towards modelling glacier, alpine and forest hydrology in the Canadian Rockies
  • Conduct UAV-based investigation of mountain surface characteristics.
  • Engage with stakeholders and users of research in the Canadian Rockies
  • Write scientific papers, progress reports, conference presentations
  • Assist in mentoring MSc/PhD students, researchers and technicians at the Coldwater Lab.

Cold Regions Sensor Design and Construction – PDF or Electrical Engineer or Electronic Technologist
The successful candidate for this post will have extensive experience in developing and making circuit boards, assembly and contribution to design of environmental sensors, and deployment and testing of environmental sensors in testing facilities and outdoor environments. This post is in support of the Smart Water Systems Laboratory of the Global Water Futures programme at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. The candidate will work with a research scientist in development, construction and deployment of new snow, streamflow, micrometeorology, gas flux and soil moisture sensors for cold regions. International candidates are welcome to apply at the PDF level (5 years or less since PhD). Others should have a valid Canadian work permit.