We are pleased to announce our search for four new tenure-track faculty members to support new academic programming and research
initiatives focused on the mining industry. The simultaneous recruitment of four faculty members in four disciplines provides prospective
applicants the opportunity to join a vibrant interdisciplinary cluster. The college will recruit three tenure-track faculty members in
Geological Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. These new faculty members will provide the expertise to
deliver new mining options in each of these undergraduate programs. In addition, we are currently recruiting a fourth faculty member to
fill the Cisco Systems Research Chair in Mining Solutions in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
These career opportunities are supported by the college’s many established connections to the Saskatchewan mining industry, which
constitutes one of the most important industrial sectors in the province. Saskatchewan possesses world-class reserves of uranium and
potash as well as important reserves of gold, diamonds, platinum, palladium and other mineral resources. The variety and scale of the
local mining industry provides fertile ground for applied and industry-relevant research. Though it occurs throughout the province,
mining is of particular importance in the North. Applicants with interest, experience, and appreciation for northern issues are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Funding from the International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII) has allowed the college to launch these tenure-track faculty positions.
IMII will contribute support for the first three years of each position; thereafter, the college and university will continue this strategic
investment. The IMII will be a key participant in fostering a very attractive research environment for the successful applicants on an
ongoing basis. Furthermore, the college will be working with IMII to create research chairs in areas which are of strategic advantage to
the mining industry of Saskatchewan.
The University of Saskatchewan is located in the heart of Saskatoon on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. A beautiful, energetic
and growing city, Saskatoon is one of the best places to live and work in Canada. Founded in 1907, the university is a historic and
significant part of the fabric of the city, and holds a place among the top medical-doctoral, research-intensive universities in Canada.
Additional information about the university can be found at www.usask.ca.
More information, including minimum and ideal qualifications, for each of these four opportunities can be found in their discipline-specific advertisements, as outlined below. All applicants must be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists. The targeted start date for all positions is July 1, 2014, but applications will be
accepted and evaluated until suitable candidates are found.
Department of Civil and Geological Engineering - a senior (up to the rank of Professor) Mining Engineer ideally with a
well-developed research program of direct relevance to the North American mining industry; visit jobs.usask.ca for detailed
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering - a junior (up to the rank of Associate Professor) Chemical Engineer
ideally with strong research potential in the area of mineral processing; visit jobs.usask.ca for detailed information
Department of Mechanical Engineering - a junior (up to the rank of Associate Professor) Mechanical Engineer with
strong research potential in the area of fluid power and industrial experience in the mining industry or an industry of direct
relevance to mining; visit jobs.usask.ca for detailed information.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - The profile and research focus of the Cisco Systems Research
Chair in Mining Solutions is currently being developed. This position is supported by a gift from Cisco Systems Canada,
and the successful candidate will be expected to apply for an NSERC Industrial Research Chair. We anticipate recruitment
beginning in April 2014, at which time an advertisement will be placed at jobs.usask.ca.
Our college is excited about the development of new academic and research opportunities related to mining and mineral processing at
the University of Saskatchewan.
Faculty Positions in Mining
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