Faculty Position in Economic Geology
University of Ottawa Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa invites applications for an industry-supported Chair in Economic Geology, a permanent tenure-track position with expertise in mineral deposits, mineralogy, petrology, or allied fields.

Title of the position: Academic rank will be assessed commensurate with experience.

Duties: The responsibilities include: 1) teaching in related fields, including the department's core undergraduate mineralogy course and graduate courses in the field of specialization; 2) supervision of graduate students; 3) developing externally funding research program in economic geology; 4) enhancing connection with industry; and 5) performing an active role within the department by contributing to administrative and academic activities of the department and faculty. The chair’s activities are supported by an existing annual research fund. The anticipated start date of the position is July 1, 2022.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Wage: Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $86,986 (as of the May 1, 2020 scale)

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work:  Department of Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa, STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact information: Dr. David Schneider, Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, estchair@uottawa.ca

Skills requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D. 
  • Work experience: additional research experience is essential, such as a post-doctoral or industry-related position

Posting No.: 21025-SCI

Application deadline: Review of application will begin July 31st, 2021 until the position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit a package including:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement summarizing the proposed research program and how it will be supported by the Chair in Economic Geology
  • strategies of the candidate's pedagogical approach to teaching Earth Sciences
  • a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service
  • the names and contact details of three professional references

The application package should be sent by post or email to:

Search Committee
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Ottawa
150 Louis-Pasteur Pvt.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
email: esspost@uottawa.ca

Other information:

Analytical laboratories on campus include microbeam (SEM, TEM, EMPA), X-ray (SCXRD, PXRD, XRF), and geochemical (LA-ICP-MS, ICP-ES, ICP-OES) facilities, Canada’s National Accelerating Mass Spectrometer Laboratory, and noble gas and stable isotope instrumentation. The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. Please take note of this posting number. This questionnaire can be found online.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

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