Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Water, Environment, and Clean Energy

Job type: Visiting Faculty

Date posted: 09 Jul 2018

Application deadline: 01 Aug 2018

The University of Regina invites applications for Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Water, Environment, and Clean Energy.

Salary: $25000 (total amount)

Contract Term: 4 months or longer

The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for outstanding American scholars to lecture and/or conduct research in Canada. Award recipients include prominent and promising scholars, as well as experienced professionals.

Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chairs are pre-arranged affiliations to host exceptional American scholars who conduct research important to that university. Partner universities are excited to welcome the Fulbright Visiting Chairs into campus life and encourage them to engage with students and faculty, and the broader community. Awardees can guest lecture at university courses, mentor students, lecture in public venues, network, and promote their research, while representing the Fulbright program, and their home and host institutions. Detailed program information is available from Fulbright Canada, through the contacts below.

For the past 20 years, University of Regina (UR) has been global leader in research related to Water, the Environment and Clean Energy. Researchers in the natural sciences investigate unique and interactive effects of climate and humans on water quality, freshwater ecosystems, and sustainable management solutions. Chairholder’s interests should contribute to our ongoing pursuits though research activities related, but not limited to, water quality, climate change, ecosystem processes, management, and public engagement. The chair-holder will have diverse opportunities to collaborate with an exceptional community of highly qualified personnel and to work within the university’s relevant research centres and institutes, which include: the Institute for Environmental Change and Society (IECS), the Institute of Microbial Systems and Society (IMSS), the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities (IEESC), and the Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy (JSSPP). The University of Regina has partnerships with most regional and national environmental research agencies (Saskatchewan Water Security Agency, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, etc.). UR is the home of the Qu’Appelle Valley Long-term Ecological Research Program (QU-LTER), a 25-year study of water quality and ecosystem processes in the Canadian Prairies.


  • Water Quality,
  • Climate Change,
  • Hydrology,
  • Biogeochemistry of Freshwaters,
  • Ecosystem Management, and
  • Environment.

Applicants are encouraged to identify their primary and alternate research interested (specializations) on the application.


Formal letters of invitation should not be sought; however, applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests. Contacts include:

  • Peter Leavitt Peter.Leavitt@uregina.ca (limnology, ecology, paleoecology, environmental change, water). Director of IECS

  • Chris Yost Chris.Yost@uregina.ca (microbial systems; Omics; environmental and public health). Co-director of IMSS.

  • Gordon Huang Gordon.Huang@uregina.ca (environmental engineering; climate change impacts; fuzzy logic modeling). Director IEESC.

Other members of the UR Water, Environment & Clean Energy Cluster are listed at the cluster web page:

Fulbright Canada contact

Brad Hector Fulbright Canada Program Officer (Scholars)

Official portal

The website of the Fulbright Canada program is located at: http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-scholars/primary-awards/environment-sustainability.html

To apply for the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair, visit: http://www.fulbright.ca/programsamerican-scolars/how-to-apply.html