University of Calgary, Canada

The Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) at the University of Calgary, in partnership with the Canadian Mountain Network, is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Mountain Environmental Observing and Monitoring. 

 Job Context

The Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) was established in 2019 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the resilience and health of Canada’s mountain peoples and places through research partnerships based on Indigenous and Western ways of knowing that inform decision-making and action. CMN benefits from the generous support of Canada’s research granting agencies through a five-year, $18.3 million grant from the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program.

The Postdoctoral Scholar (PDS) will work with CMN Principal Investigator (PI) Maribeth Murray, Executive Director of the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) at the University of Calgary, to explore and expand environmental observing and monitoring capacity in the mountain regions of western and northern Canada. This program is a critical component of CMN’s efforts to improve our understanding of mountain systems processes and drivers of change. 

Position Description

Area: Environmental Monitoring, Canadian Cordillera
Duration: Two years
Start date: March 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 with the opportunity for a one-year extension
Salary: $65,000/year plus benefits


The successful candidate requires a PhD in Earth or environmental sciences or a related area. She or he should have an established record of research productivity and the ability to work independently and resourcefully. Field skills and experience working with remote sensing products and geographic information system (GIS) software are assets, as is a working knowledge of French.

Application Details

Applications should be submitted by email to the following contact, with the subject line ‘AINA CMN Postdoc Position’. Please include a cover letter, your academic CV, and the names and contact information of at least three external references:

Maribeth Murray, AINA Executive Director - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: Applications will be acepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Additional Information

To learn more about what the University of Calgary has to offer postdoctoral scholars, view the Postdoc Careers website.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

About the Arctic Institute of North America

The Arctic Institute of North America was created by an Act of Parliament in 1945 and today is a research institute of the University of Calgary. Its mandate is to advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities and to acquire, preserve and disseminate information on physical, environmental and social conditions in the North.

 About Calgary, Alberta

Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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