Laboratory Instructor L2 - Geoscience

Requisition #: 997547
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate is found
Location: MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA

About the Faculty of Science and Technology

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) invites applications for a permanent appointment at the rank of Laboratory Instructor (L2) commencing July 1, 2019.

A review of applications will begin after February 28th, 2019 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.

About the Role

The successful candidate will have a focus in geoscience with teaching interests in igneous and metamorphic petrology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, sedimentology, structural geology, and economic geology. The candidate must demonstrate excellence, or clear promise of excellence, in teaching in laboratory settings. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver several courses per term at both the introductory and senior levels as part of the regular teaching load, which contribute to existing offerings in geology, as well as develop laboratory sections commensurate with their expertise.


  • Laboratory instruction, including preparation and marking
  • Contributing to the development of laboratory experiments and materials, in consultation with course coordinators
  • Investigating new teaching methods and materials for lab delivery
  • Directing, mentoring, and evaluating Laboratory Instructors
  • Assisting course coordinators with lab coordination
  • Acting as a liaison between Laboratory Instructors and course coordinators to help maintain consistent course standards in instruction and grading
  • Service to the Department


  • A MSc in Geology is required
  • Have or be eligible to apply for Professional Geoscientist designation with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate laboratories in Geology
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Strong technical skills
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Proactive problem solving
  • Good interpersonal skills allowing collaboration with faculty and staff
  • Experience with developmental activities for senior level laboratories is an asset

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published: 22 February 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.