Earth Sciences - Assistant Professor (Sedimentology and Stratigraphy)

Carleton University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-01-30

The Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University invites applications for a two-year term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of sedimentology and stratigraphy. The position is to begin July 1, 2013.

The successful candidate must be able to teach courses in sedimentology and stratigraphy at the second-, third-, and fourth-year levels, have experience in field mapping, participate in the supervision of honours thesis research projects, and develop a research program of their own. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate fully in departmental activities and committees.

This is a faculty replacement position for a two-year term in the fields of sedimentology and stratigraphy. As such, the successful candidate will be expected to teach various core and optional courses in sedimentology and stratigraphy at the undergraduate level, to participate in the teaching of a field mapping course, and to provide supervision to honours students interested in undertaking research on a topic related to sedimentology and stratigraphy. The candidate also is expected to develop their own research program.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University offers several programs of instruction and research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Together with Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa, it forms the core of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre (OCGC), a research and graduate institution that shares a variety of research facilities. As Canada's national capital, Ottawa houses numerous federal government research institutions, notably the Geological Survey of Canada, part of Natural Resources Canada, and the Canadian Museum of Nature. The Department of Earth Sciences benefits from collaborative research opportunities with federal government scientists at these institutions.

Applications are to include a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a statement of teaching and research interests, and the names and addresses (including email addresses) of three referees. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Claire Samson, Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 5B6.

Consideration of applications will begin on March 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 26,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 80 programs of study. Carleton's creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, public policy and administration, and the arts.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in the central portion of Ottawa, bordered by the Rideau River on one side, and the Rideau Canal on the other. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa itself, with a population of almost one million, is Canada's capital city and reflects the country's bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton's location in the nation's capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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