Earth and Ocean Sciences - Assistant Professor (Geology)

University of Victoria

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2012-12-18

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Geology to begin July 1st 2013. We seek applicants who work with the stratigraphic/sedimentary record. This could include sedimentary geochemistry, paleoclimate studies, surface/lithosphere structure, tectonics and geodynamics, and basin analysis. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous, independent, externally funded research program that complements our existing strengths by integrating fieldwork, laboratory analyses, and/or experiments and numerical modeling. It is also expected that the candidate will mentor graduate students and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including geological field schools. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment and post-doctoral experience is desirable.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, contact information (name, address, fax, e-mail) for three references, a two-page statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy, and a two page statement describing their current and future research direction. Applications should be sent to Dr. Stephen T. Johnston, Director, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3020, STN CSC, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3N5, Canada; fax: 250-721-6120; email: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Information about the department can be found at

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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