Chair Positions

School of Professional Development, College of Engineering

The School of Professional Development, located within the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, is pleased to invite applications for the D.K. Seaman Chair in Technical and Professional Communication and the Jerry G. Huff Chair in Innovative Teaching.

Established to further developing the leadership potential of our students and faculty, the School of Professional Development is creating the opportunity for our students to move beyond the technical dimension of their engineering studies to the broader social and economic contexts in which the engineering profession operates.

D.K. Seaman Chair in Technical and Professional Communication

The D.K. Seaman Chair is a privately endowed chair in the field of technical communication; the Chair will focus on developing academic programs in rhetorical communication in technical and professional contexts.

The D.K. Seaman Chair will bring a firm commitment to engineering education in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, while engaging in scholarly work related to professional and rhetorical communication. As a dedicated leader, the D.K. Seaman Chair is expected to collaborate with faculty within the school to develop a graduate program in rhetorical communication. In addition to these academic responsibilities, the D.K. Seaman Chair will be expected to establish partnerships with the professional engineering community to develop and deliver continuing education courses in communication.

The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in rhetorical or technical communication, be acknowledged for excellence in teaching, and be an internationally recognized scholar with a strong record of publication.

Interested and qualified individuals are requested to submit, via e-mail, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information of three referees to:

Professor Richard W. Evitts P.Eng.                
Chair of the Search Committee                
School of Professional Development, College of Engineering               
University of Saskatchewan                
57 Campus Drive                
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 5A9  Canada                
Email:  sopd.search@usask.ca

The review of applications will commence on March 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Jerry G. Huff Chair in Innovative Teaching

The Jerry G. Huff Chair in Innovative Teaching will initiate and promote effective education practices across the College of Engineering. This Chair will expand the student design experience, lead development of multi-disciplinary design projects, and support faculty members’ engagement with advances in engineering education.

In addition to the academic requirements, the Jerry G. Huff Chair is required to provide leadership to the College’s Peter N. Nikiforuk Innovative Teaching and Learning Centre as it pursues its mandate of engineering education development. Other responsibilities of the Jerry G. Huff chair will include submitting an application to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Chairs in Design Engineering Program and building strong connections with local industry.

The ideal candidate will have ten or more years of multidisciplinary industrial design experience, be eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, have a masters or doctoral degree, and be experienced in engineering education.

Interested and qualified individuals are requested to submit, via e-mail, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information of three referees to:

Professor Richard W. Evitts P.Eng.             
Chair of the Search Committee               
School of Professional Development, College of Engineering            
University of Saskatchewan     
57 Campus Drive                
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 5A9  Canada                
Email:  sopd.search@usask.ca

The review of applications will commence on March 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Saskatchewan

Located on one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses, the University of Saskatchewan is internationally recognized for its contributions to teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.  The university’s community comprises more than 18,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students, 7,500 faculty and staff and offers a wide selection of degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 100 areas and disciplines.  Its 17 colleges and schools offer an array of discipline-based, interdisciplinary and professional programs.  With a focus on teaching, learning and research, the University of Saskatchewan is poised to make discoveries that will shape the City, the Province and the World.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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