Industrial Research Chair in Mine Water Remediation and Management

Cape Breton University (CBU), in collaboration with its industrial partner Cape Breton Development Corporation (CBDC), invites applications for an Industrial Research Chair in Mine Water Remediation and Management. The initial period for the Chair is five years with the possibility of renewal for a second five-year period based on satisfactory performance and
continued funding. The Chair will be established in the School of Science and Technology. Depending upon the qualifications of the selected candidate, the position will carry with it a tenured or tenure-track appointment in accordance with CBU’s faculty association (CBUFA) collective agreement. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Reporting to the Dean of Research, the Chair will develop and lead, with the assistance of our industry partner, a research program that is related to mine water remediation and management.  

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of research excellence in an area of mine water remediation and management. Experience in research collaboration with industry is highly desirable. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a
relevant field with a focus on applied geology, hydrology, and/or civil engineering. The ideal candidate will have established connections to the International Mine Water Association as well as international experience working with both
private and public sectors on mine water issues. As much of the Chair’s position will involve supervising undergraduate, masters, Ph.D. candidates, and post doctoral students, it is necessary for the successful applicant to have experience and success in supervising students, particularly at the graduate level.  

The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in the development of the application to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair program. The establishment of the Chair and the appointment to the position are contingent upon final budget approval.

Cape Breton University boasts a solid research capability. With over $6 million invested in upgrading and creation of labs and research opportunities, our University affords undergraduates the option to pursue both basic and applied research. University research institutes perform scientific and academic research in a variety of disciplines.  

Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department:  

– a letter of application quoting the reference number and identifying his/her education and experience as it relates to this position – a detailed Curriculum Vitae
– a statement of research interests
– a copy of three relevant technical publications
– complete contact information of three references
– a copy of academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).  

The closing date for applications is January 11, 2008. Email applicants will receive a return email confirming receipt.  

Cape Breton University is an equal opportunities/affirmative action employer.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Cape Breton University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal People, African Canadians or other persons from a visible minority group, persons with disabilities and women. Applicants who wish to be considered for this initiative should self-identify in their cover letter.  

Cape Breton University    Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road  (902)563-1158 tel.
Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2    (902)563-1458 fax
Website:    email: [email protected]  

Please quote reference number IRC0710 on all correspondence, and say you read this on the International Mining website.