Applied Isotope Geochemist Queen’s University, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Science Canada

Applied Isotope Geochemist

Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Faculty of Arts and

The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s
University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate
Professor with specialization in Applied Isotope Geochemistry or Applied Geochemistry
with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will develop a research program in the field of isotope
geochemistry, which may include interactions between biosphere, atmosphere,
hydrosphere or lithosphere. Geochemical applications to resource exploration and
exploitation will be considered an asset.

We seek an individual who has international expertise in isotope ratio mass
spectrometry, and demonstrated stature and vision, along with the cluster of faculty and
technical staff, to maintain and grow the Queen’s Facility for Isotope Research. The
candidate will possess an eclectic curiosity to facilitate collaborations with an array of
university, government and industry partners and strong connections to agencies and
industries worldwide.

Hands-on experience with Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry and offline gas preparation
are critical for the successful candidate. QFIR operates two – Thermo Scientific™ MAT
253™ isotope ratio Mass Spectrometers and two DELTAplusXP Stable Isotope Ratio
Mass Spectrometers with on-line gas preparation and introduction systems. In addition
to IR-MS expertise, experience with plasma-based stable and radiogenic isotope
instrumentation, and laser ablation is an asset. QFIR operates one Thermo Scientific™
Neptune™ high resolution MC-ICPMS, one Thermo Scientific™ Element 2/XR™ ICPMS,
one Thermo Scientific™ X-Series 2 ICP-MS, and one Thermo Scientific™ iCAP
7200 ICP-OES. To facilitate the handling and preparation of isotopic materials the
candidate should have experience in managing a complex lab environment, including a
Class 100 cleanroom.

The successful candidate will be envisaged to develop analytical methods within the
Department’s world-class analytical laboratories, especially the Queen’s Facility for
Isotope Research. In keeping with the departmental strength in field learning, a
willingness to undertake research and teaching in the field would be considered an

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the
appointment. The main criteria for selection are research and teaching
excellence. Current registration as, or willingness/eligibility to register as a P.Geo. or
P.Eng. would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that
demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications
and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for
outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and
an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the
department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work
collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful
candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the
department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final
budgetary approval by the University.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to
employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from
women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ
persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with
Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of
Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as
to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent
residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship;
however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a
Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen /
permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be
deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian
citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
• a statement of research interests;
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and
evaluations if available); and,
• Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Vicki Remenda at

The deadline for applications is February 16, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to send
all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Dr. Vicki Remenda
at, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Vicki Remenda, Head
Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
36 Union Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with
disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility
needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Ms.
Megan Rhymer, Departmental Manager,at 613-533-2597
Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between
the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted
and at

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