Chemistry - Assistant Professor (Environmental Chemistry)

University of Windsor - Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-02-27

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Environmental Chemistry

The Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor (GLIER-UW) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a Tenure-Track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Environmental Chemistry commencing July 1, 2013. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

GLIER-UW is a research institute with an active and vibrant graduate program and diverse externally funded research programs within the Faculty of Science. The successful candidate will have a joint-appointment with another Department within the Faculty of Science with undergraduate teaching duties assigned within their field of expertise. To learn more about GLIER-UW, please visit our website at

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program and mentor graduate students in areas that support GLIER-UW's mission statement, which is to conduct research and training relevant to sustainability of the Great Lakes and their watersheds, with a focus on interacting multiple stressors. Applicants with a research emphasis on the aquatic nutrient chemistry and primary production in aquatic ecosystems are particularly encouraged to apply; however, other areas of expertise will be considered. Particularly exciting opportunities exist for research on the eutrophication crisis in the lower Great Lakes, while expertise in large-lake nutrient stress in general would be an asset. Expertise and experience in analytical chemistry methods and approaches are desirable. Existing GLIER-UW faculty members work on Great Lakes environmental processes and issues and have strengths in ecological tracers, fisheries, conservation and evolutionary genetics, invasion biology, ecotoxicology, predictive ecology, large-system modeling and nutrient/metal/chemical dynamics.

Candidates must possess a PhD and an outstanding record of research productivity and a willingness to work in a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment. Significant financial resources and dedicated laboratory space are associated with this faculty position. The appointee will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories for trace organics and metals, heavy and light stable isotopes, applied molecular genetics and genomics, toxicology, fish husbandry, GIS, computational simulation modeling, analytical and aqueous geochemistry and microscopy. In addition, a recently successful large infrastructure grant will establish new facilities for advanced field and lab research with particular focus on environmental stressors in the Great Lakes under the broad themes of Biogeochemical Function, Genomics and Proteomics and Ecosystem Tracers.

Applications will include:

  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • a two (2) page outline of research interests; and
  • the names of three referees.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by April 1, 2013 to:

Dr. Daniel Heath, Director
Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000 X 2732, Fax: (519) 971-3616, E-mail:

Applications may still be received after the deadline date. If you are unable to submit the application by the deadline date, you should contact and alert the Director that you intend to submit an application after the deadline date. The acceptance of a late submission is at the discretion of the appointments committee. The University of Windsor is committed to equity in its academic policies, practices, and programs; supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments; and ensures that applications from members of traditionally marginalized groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. Those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship include, but are not limited to, women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of sexual minority groups. The University of Windsor invites you to apply to our welcoming community and to self-identify as a member of one of these groups. International candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To ensure that you are considered within the priorities of the Employment Equity Program, you may self-identify in your letter of application or in a separate letter to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity, c/o Gerri Pacecca, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, 511 Chrysler Hall Tower, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P. The University of Windsor, one of Ontario's leading academic institutions, provides a learning-centred approach which prepares its graduates for the challenges of tomorrow.

Information about the University of Windsor and its programs may be found at

For more information on living and working at the University of Windsor, visit the Faculty Recruitment Web site at,
e-mail, or contact Gerri Pacecca, Coordinator, Faculty Recruitment at (877) 665-6608 toll free within North America, or call collect outside of North America at 001-519-561-1432.


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