McMaster University, Hamilton (Canada): Professorship in Water Policy and Research

McMaster University is seeking an outstanding candidate for the Professorship in Water Policy and Research, cross-appointed to the Faculties of Engineering and Social Sciences, and generously supported by the Philomathia Foundation Water Project.  The context for the chair is the global water crisis in which water scarcity and degraded water quality is a substantial threat to sustainability. Nearly 800 million people lack access to safe drinking water, resulting in many social, economic, and health relatedchallenges. The chair will work at the nexus of disciplines at global to local scales and have the opportunity to foster a university wide network of institutes and faculty focused on various aspects of water-related research. The position is open to appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline and be committed to interdisciplinary exploration of water policy issues (such as technology, governance, policy,management, socio-economic implications) in their global, regional or localdimensions. Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching is essential. The successful candidate will be cross-appointed to appropriate departments in the Faculties of Social Sciences and Engineering and will have the opportunity to network with a diverse interdisciplinary group of water experts at McMasterUniversity, as well as the possibility of an adjunct appointment at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNUINWEH).

Consideration of applications will begin on September 1st and remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, a selection of research publications, and the names and addresses of at least three referees to:

Water Policy Search Committee


McMaster University is minutes from downtown Hamilton, and the activities that a major city has to offer. Hamilton is the fourth largest city in Ontario, and the ninth largest in Canada. It is ranked as one of the top 10 places to do business in Canada.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, members of sexual minorities andpersons with disabilities.