Canada Research Chair Tier II - Subsurface Flow
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
University of Regina
Situated in beautiful Wascana Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America, the University of Regina is a comprehensive institution, emphasizing excellence in teaching and research, as well as public service. Experiential learning and cross disciplinary teaching are strongly supported.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science presently offers five-full programs in Electronic, Environmental, Industrial, Petroleum and Software Systems Engineering that are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. We also offer M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. programs and other interdisciplinary graduate programs. The faculty offers unique Co-operative Education and Internship programs and has approximately 1400 undergraduate students and almost 270 graduate students (of which about 70 graduate students are in Ph.D. programs). The Faculty has a strong commitment to providing an excellent "systems approach" to engineering education for our students. Each program has a unique implementation of the systems theme, founded on the common underlying goal of producing engineering graduates with a strong base of technical knowledge and with the breadth of complementary skills that successful professional engineers should have in the workplace.
The faculty enjoys close collaborative relationships with industry and government research laboratories. These include the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), and the Saskatchewan Research Council, both of which are located in Regina Research Park, adjacent to the campus. More information on the Faculty can be found on our website at: www.uregina.ca/engg/.
The Petroleum Systems Engineering program in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Regina invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the area of subsurface flow. The Chair will be appointed as an Assistant or Associate Professor.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering or a closely related field, and must meet the requirements of the Canada Research Chairs Program Tier 2.
It is expected that the successful candidate will establish a strong research program in the area of subsurface flow which will focus on unconventional resource development, CO2 geo-sequestration, water resource management and geothermal energy. A demonstrated ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses on topics related to the above areas is required, and candidates must be eligible for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS).
The Canada Research Chairs program expects Tier 2 nominees to be within 10 years of having received a Ph.D. (or the highest degree in their discipline); be excellent emerging researchers who have demonstrated particular research creativity; have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality; and, as a chairholder, have the potential to attract excellent students and future researchers as well as research funding. Candidates who are more than ten years from their doctorate may be considered through CRC's Tier 2 Justification Process if they experienced a career interruption due to parental, extended sick or family care leave.
Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx).
To apply, please go to http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers/opportunities.html and submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, copies of the five most significant publications and/or links to publications, and photocopies of transcripts. Provide a proposed five year research plan in subsurface flow appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program and a plan for developing externally funded research projects and/or other projects appropriate to the mandate of the CRC (maximum 1500 words).
Demonstrate you are proposing a significant, original and innovative research program of high quality and address the following:
- Context – research objectives, relevant scholarly literature, relevance to ongoing research, anticipated contributions to existing body of knowledge, theoretical approach or framework
- Methodology – proposed research strategies and key activities, methodological approaches and procedures for data collection and analysis
- Engagement with Research Users and Communication of Results – how are research users (academic, industry, government, and others) engaged during the research program, how will results be disseminated.
- Student Training – describe training strategies and roles of students with respect to research
- Funding – plan for attracting financial and non-financial resources to support your research.
Please be prepared to provide official transcripts and a list of three references with complete contact information.
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.
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