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Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Space Environment Physics

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Space Environment Physics


University of Sasaktchewan

The Institute of Space and Atmospheric Science (ISAS), with its six Physics & Engineering Physics faculty members, is the largest and most comprehensive Solar-Terrestrial Physics and Atmospheric Science Institute in Canada. The research expertise in solar-terrestrial physics in ISAS has a strong focus on ground-based radar remote sensing. ISAS has strong international collaborations as a member of the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN), through its scientific and operational collaborations with satellite missions, such as Themis, the Van Allen Probes, Swarm, Arase, and others. SuperDARN Canada is a part of the Canadian Space Agency’s Geospace Observatories (GO Canada) program. Other collaborative opportunities exist through the University of Saskatchewan’s membership in the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the Global Institute for Water Security, and the School for Environment and Sustainability.

The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics is a diverse department of 22 faculty members (including one Canada Research Chair and 9 professional engineers), and over 60 graduate students. The department has experimental and theoretical research strengths in Plasma Physics, Space and Atmospheric Studies, Condensed Matter Physics, Material Science, and Subatomic Physics. The department is responsible for undergraduate programs in Physics (B.Sc.), an accredited Engineering Physics program (B.E.), supports an interdisciplinary program in Mathematical Physics (B.Sc.), and offers thesis-based M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate programs in Physics & Engineering Physics.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. There are over 10,000 students in the College and 295 faculty, including 7 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s top 15 research-intensive universities. Its main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River known for its quality of life, diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.


Saskatoon, Canada


Relevant division
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)

Full time


$130,925 to $152,877 (CDN/year)

Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

17 January 2019

Job description

Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 1
Physics and Engineering Physics

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Space Environment Physics

The Department of Physics & Engineering Physics in the College of Arts & Science at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to invite applications for a tenured Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Space Environment Physics. The Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program is the flagship of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development (

The successful candidate will conduct a vigorous research program in space physics with a focus on synergistic measurements and model studies of the electrodynamical processes in the Earth’s ionosphere and magnetosphere, including interactions between the charged and neutral environments. The observational part of the program would encompass: ground-based remote sensing of the ionosphere and magnetosphere; and particles and fields measurements of the near-Earth space environment.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

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