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Associate Director, Polar Data Catalogue/Canadian Cryospheric Information    Network

Date: June 1,2015
Reports to (Job Title): Professor of Geography and Executive Director of the Polar Data Catalogue/Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): Senior Faculty Member
Department: Geography and Environmental Management


Main Campus


USG 12
35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

Manage the daily scientific, technical and personnel operations of the Polar Data Catalogue/Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (PDC/CCIN).  In consultation with the Executive Director, assist in the ongoing strategic development of the PDC/CCIN, develop international partnerships for data management and exchange, expand and promote the ‘Brand’ of the PDC/CCIN, and obtain financial resources to ensure the viability of the PDC/CCIN.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Ensure efficient and effective daily operation of the PDC/CCIN


2.  Manage the strategic development of the PDC/CCIN and obtain funding to ensure program stability


3. Advocate for comprehensive polar data management in Canada and continue development of PDC/CCIN as the central polar data repository for the nation

Position Requirements


The incumbent will have a Master’s Degree or above with education or training related to environmental change and/or information management and communication. Demonstrated experience with publication in scientific media would be an asset. Specialization in physical geography or polar climate related science would be beneficial.


The incumbent will have a minimum of 5 years experience in one or more of the following areas:



The incumbent will possess the following characteristics:


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Travel:   Extensive travel required, including international travel.

Working Hours:  Regular working hours, frequent evening/weekend work required.

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