Research Professional - Hydrology

Employment opportunity number
Applied Arts Faculty
$41.13 - $48.95
Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus
Closing date

Research Professional - Hydrology
YukonU Research Centre
Applied Arts Faculty
Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus
Full-Time Term Position
Start Date: June 25, 2024 | End Date: June 28, 2025.
(Based on 75 hours bi-weekly)
Competition #: 24.68
Pay: $41.13 - $48.95
Job Post Date: May 27, 2024 | Closing Date: June 10, 2024

At Yukon University Research Centre, we are dedicated to creating and sharing knowledge that enhances our understanding of the world around us. Our mission is to support local innovation and build a more robust, resilient North through cutting-edge research and collaborative projects.

The Research Professional will play a key role in supporting the development and implementation of hydrology research projects. This involves collecting and analyzing data on northern river networks, contributing to experiments to improve climate resilience and reduce climate change-related geohazards impacting northern highways.

The ideal candidate will have completed a Master’s degree in a relevant field (preferred) or equivalent Indigenous knowledge, experience in research methodologies and application, strong academic writing skills, and experience publishing research findings.

Rest assured, consideration will be given to those with an appropriate blend of education and experience, ensuring a fair and thorough selection process.

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For additional information about the job posting, please contact:
Brian Horton, Manager, Climate Change Research. Email:

Quoting the competition number, interested applicants should submit their stories to Please include:
 Letter of Application/Cover Letter
 Resume
 Any other documents you feel will help us to know you better.
Yukon University, Human Resource Services,
Box 2799, 500 University Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4

Fax: 867 668-8896 Email:


Who are We?

We are of the North.

Situated in twelve communities on the traditional territories of Yukon First Nations, YukonU is guided by the indomitable spirit of the Yukon wilderness and millennia of resilience and resourcefulness. Eleven of the fourteen First Nations in Yukon are self-governing, shaping the Yukon’s social, economic, and political landscape. YukonU has worked with all governments, partner organizations, and Yukon citizens for six decades to respond to and lead change in the Yukon.

YukonU delivers what the North needs through trades training, certificates, diplomas, degrees, Adult Basic Education, and continuing education. Our community campuses play a vital role in creating access to education for Yukoners and providing opportunities for students from across Canada and internationally to learn about Canada’s North. We also affirm our commitment to Yukon First Nations; it’s why we continue to focus on making the necessary changes to help them heal from the past and revitalize their cultures, languages, and knowledge. We do this to support Indigenous self-governance and self-determination, now and for future generations.

Imagine Yourself Here

This position will be based at YukonU’s Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse. Built on the traditional territory of the Ta'an Kwächän and Kwanlin Dün First Nations, Whitehorse is known as the Wilderness City—and it’s easy to see why. Nurtured by the Yukon River, Whitehorse is surrounded by hike-able mountains and pristine lakes and streams, with a trail system you could spend a lifetime exploring. Whitehorse’s climate is, on average, milder than comparable northern communities, and with up to nineteen hours of daylight in summer, you have all the time you need to follow your passion for being on the land. With its healthy economy, small-town values, and safe environment, Whitehorse is a great place to raise a family, especially if you enjoy an active lifestyle. Several local schools offer French immersion and experiential educational opportunities, and the city is home to a vibrant arts community, great cafés and eateries, and excellent recreation centres.

Whitehorse is also within driving distance of the Kluane, Tatshenshini-Alsek, and Chilkoot Trail regions. Longer trips to historic Dawson City, the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska, and BC’s Northern Rockies are possible. The rest of the world is a short flight away, with daily connections to travel hubs in southern Canada.

Quoting the employment opportunity number, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Services
Yukon University, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867 668 8896

Applicants should clearly outline all relevant qualifications since selection for interview will be based on applications submitted. A statement of qualifications, which outlines the selection standards, and a position description are available in PDF format for all Bargaining Unit positions, by following the links above.

Please be prepared to provide official transcripts upon request.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.