Opportunities



Faculty Oppurtunities

 

The School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenuretrack faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with specialization in sustainability studies, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2020.

Applicants are sought in the area of sustainability studies, defined broadly as scholarship that explores the interactions between biophysical and socioeconomic systems, and how those interactions affect the simultaneous challenges of protecting the environment and fostering human well-being. Topical foci may include (but are not limited to) sustainability policy and governance, sustainability measurement and indicators, sustainable resource management, and just transitions. Applications from individuals who examine sustainability from a social science and humanities perspective are particularly welcome, as are applications from individuals who bridge theory and practice, and those who can meaningfully integrate Indigenous perspectives in their teaching and/or research.

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Prospective Graduate Students


Forward Osmosis

Dr. Champagne is currently seeking applications from talented graduate students to work on the optimization of a Forward Osmosis (FO) process with novel draw agents. Students potentially interested in this topic should have a working knowledge of advanced water treatment. Experience working with FO/RO systems and/or FO/RO membranes would be an asset.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Chemical, or Civil-Environmental specialization Engineering, Chemistry or similar fields.
  • Working knowledge of advanced water treatment.
  • Experience with physical and chemical of polymers.

Interested candidates should send Dr. Champagne a CV and cover letter with a brief statement of their experience in this area. Dr. Champagne will communicate directly with potential candidates. 

 
Forward Osmosis

Dr. Champagne is currently seeking applications from talented graduate students to work on the optimization of a Forward Osmosis (FO) process with novel draw agents. Students potentially interested in this topic should have a working knowledge of advanced water treatment. Experience working with FO/RO systems and/or FO/RO membranes would be an asset.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Chemical, or Civil-Environmental specialization Engineering, Chemistry or similar fields.
  • Working knowledge of advanced water treatment.
  • Experience with physical and chemical of polymers.

Interested candidates should send Dr. Champagne a CV and cover letter with a brief statement of their experience in this area. Dr. Champagne will communicate directly with potential candidates. 


Waste Stabilization Pond (WSP) Modeling

Dr. Champagne is currently looking for a graduate student (MASc. or Ph.D.) to work in advanced modelling of waste stabilization ponds/treatment lagoons. Students potentially interested in this topic should have a working knowledge of water chemistry in naturalized systems and experience in modelling of aquatic systems, knowledge of Delft 3D would be an asset. Prospective students should be interested in the development, calibration, and validation of numerical models as they relate to water-treatment systems.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering -Environmental or Hydrotechnical specialization or similar degree.
  • Working knowledge of water chemistry in naturalized systems.
  • Experience in modelling aquatic systems.
  • Knowledge of Delft 3D.

Interested candidates should send Dr. Champagne a CV and cover letter with a brief statement of their experience in this area. Dr. Champagne will communicate directly with potential candidates. 


Waste Stabilization Pond (WSP) Characterization

Dr. Champagne is currently looking for a graduate student (MASc. or Ph.D.) to work in characterizing performance in naturalized treatment systems. Students potentially interested in this topic should have a working knowledge of water chemistry in naturalized systems. Interested candidates should be interested in physical and biological removal of emerging contaminants.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering -Environmental specialization, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, or similar degree.
  • Working knowledge of water chemistry in naturalized treatment systems.
  • Working knowledge of chemical and biological assays related to water treatment
  • Experience with emerging contaminants and bacteria are considered assets

Interested candidates should send Dr. Champagne a CV and cover letter with a brief statement of their experience in this area. Dr. Champagne will communicate directly with potential candidates.