Research Chair in Environmental Monitoring and Knowledge Mobilization

Competition number
HR20.58
Yukon U Research Centre
$49.87 to $59.36 per hour. Based on 75 hours bi-weekly.
Term position from October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2024
Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus
Closing date

Yukon University, in partnership with Yukon Government and UAlberta North, seeks an individual with energy and vision to take on a newly created Research Chair in Environmental Monitoring and Knowledge Mobilization for an initial 3 1/2-year term. This position will be housed at Yukon University, Canada’s first university north of sixty, and will be based at the YukonU Research Centre.

The Research Chair will lead the development of a research program that works to intertwine understanding of our changing environment, knowledge mobilization, and decision-making. The Chair’s research program will focus on 1) the development and integration of monitoring approaches, including non-invasive techniques and those emerging from Indigenous ways of knowing, that are suitable for integration in community-led monitoring activities and contribute to knowledge co-production, and 2) the development of approaches to knowledge mobilization that ensure resultant monitoring data are used effectively in decision-making. Broadly, this research program better equips communities to engage in environmental assessment, land-use planning, climate adaptation and resilience planning, adaptive management, and related initiatives using different types of knowledge and through innovative approaches to knowledge mobilization.

Early career researchers who are looking for an opportunity to embark on their career in northern research are encouraged to apply. Yukon University is committed to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, qualified scholars who self-identify as Yukon First Nations, other First Nations, Métis, Inuit, or other Indigenous ancestry will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Please include a cover letter with your resume outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this opportunity.

For additional information please contact:

Bronwyn Hancock, Associate Vice-President, Research Development
YukonU Research Centre
Phone: 867-332-6233


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

Human Resource Services
Yukon University, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867 668 8896
Email: hr@yukonu.ca

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.