Earth Sciences - Regular Ongoing Faculty

Vancouver Island University

Location: British Columbia
Date posted: 2013-02-08

Regular Ongoing Faculty, Earth Sciences Department
Faculty of Science & Technology


Known as a centre of excellence, Vancouver Island University (VIU) produces quality graduates who are in demand by employers across the country and around the world.

VIU offers a supportive campus community focused on innovative teaching methods, undergraduate research opportunities and creating an exceptional learning experience for our students. VIU's rich history and connection with its communities dates back to 1936 when Nanaimo's first vocational training school opened its doors. Today, VIU offers an extensive range of programming, from industry-responsive trades and applied training to academic undergraduate and graduate degrees.

VIU has evolved into a university that supports a student population of over 17,000 learners, including 1,500 international students, over 2,000 Aboriginal students, and employs over 2,300 faculty and staff. Located on British Columbia's spectacular West Coast, VIU offers the opportunity to live and learn in one of the most beautiful university settings in Canada. The appointment for this regular, full-time position in the Earth Sciences department will be made effective August 1, 2013.

Teach within the Earth Sciences Department and engage students in research projects. Course taught may include the following courses:
100-level: Introductory Physical Geology
200-level: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Geological Field Methods
300/400-level: Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Quaternary Geology, Climate Change, Environmental Geology

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.

Master of Science in a related field from an appropriately accredited institution. Ability to take students into the field. Demonstrable knowledge and/or experience in a range of Earth Sciences fields, particularly in areas related to Environmental Geoscience.

Must possess a valid Class 4 BC Driver's License and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).

PhD in a related field.

The posting for this employment opportunity will remain open until March 06, 2013.

Please Submit:
Cover Letter
Original Transcripts or Certifications at time of Interview
Statement on Teaching Philosophy
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.

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