Faculty of Science
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Assistant Professor, Environmental Geoscience

The Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a permanent, tenure-track position in Environmental Geoscience. This competition seeks an innovative, early career environmental geoscientist with research expertise in applying stable isotope and/or noble gas analyses to solve key environmental research problems. Possible areas of research and teaching interest include critical zone geosciences (e.g. soil, weathering, anthropogenic impacts), Quaternary geology (e.g. geohazards, carbonate sedimentology, etc.) and/or the paleo-sciences (paleoclimate, paleoecology). Candidates should have interdisciplinary research experience in using environmental, geologic and biogenic archives to investigate global environmental change. The ideal candidate will take full advantage of cutting-edge infrastructure housed within the Ján Veizer Stable Isotope Laboratory and André E. Lalonde AMS Noble Gas Laboratory.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor

Duties: The responsibilities include: 1) maintaining a robust, externally funded research program in environmental geoscience; 2) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses that contribute to the Earth and Environmental Sciences curriculum (including geology and environmental science courses); 3) supervision of graduate and undergraduate students; and 4) playing an active role within the department and faculty of science by contributing to administrative and academic activities. The anticipated start date of the position is July 1, 2022.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

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

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, as well as paid leave (including maternal, parental and academic leave: https://hrdocrh.uottawa.ca/info/en-ca/apuo/leaves.html)

Location of work: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa, Advanced Research Complex, 25 Templeton St., Ottawa, ON K1N 7N9, Canada.

Contact information: Dr. David Schneider, Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur Pvt., Ottawa, ON K1N 9A7, Canada. email: estchair@uottawa.ca

Skills requirements: A PhD. in Earth, Environmental, or Ocean sciences, Physical Geography, or other isotope geochemistry-related discipline. The successful candidate will need to teach in both French and English at the time of tenure.

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

To apply, please click here to submit your application online to posting J0721-1629 Or start here: https://www.uottawa.ca/human-resources/jobs

Interested candidates should submit a package including:

  • a cover letter;
  • a two to three page statement of research summarizing their proposed research program, including how it will take advantage of the noble gas and/or stable isotope analytical facilities and a brief description of the candidate's lab infrastructure and instrumentation requirements;
  • a two-page statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy and approach in the Earth and Environmental Sciences;
  • a one-page diversity statement conveying the candidates experience and approach to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion in science, teaching, and/or service;
  • a recent curriculum vitae;
  • the names and contact details of three professional references.

Other information:

The preferred candidate will direct make use of the analytical capabilities in the André E. Lalonde AMS Noble Gas Laboratory (Helix SFT & Helix MC) and the Ján Veizer Stable Isotope Laboratory. Additional analytical laboratories within the Ottawa Carleton Geoscience Center include microbeam (SEM, TEM, EMPA), X-ray (SCXRD, PXRD, XRF), and geochemical (MC-ICP-MS, TIMS, LA-ICP-MS, ICP-ES, ICP-OES) core facilities and the André E. Lalonde Accelerating Mass Spectrometer Laboratory. The University of Ottawa is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people, in the nation's bilingual capital city of 1 million people, adjacent to the historic Rideau Canal (an UNESCO world heritage site).

The University of Ottawa is proud of its more than 160-year tradition of bilingualism. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have at least passive knowledge of French and the ability to function in a bilingual setting. English-French bilingualism at time of hire is thus an asset. 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 at the heart of Canada's capital with unparalleled opportunity for collaborations with governmental agencies for funding and samples (e.g., Canadian Museum of Nature, GSC).

In accordance with Immigration Canada requirements, any qualified person is invited to submit their application; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. 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.

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.

posted: 09 August 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.