PhD position: Tectonics Group

The growing Tectonics and Thermochronology group at the University of Calgary is seeking applications for graduate students to start in 2019. We are looking for eager students with a background in geology, structural geology, geomorphology, petrology and/or sedimentology that have skills or are willing to learn skills of geochronology, thermochronology, GIS, or landscape evolution modeling. Applicants should have a master degree or equivalent in Earth science.

The research project will aim to understand the Cenozoic evolution of the Canadian Cordillera and involves (i) field work, (ii) laboratory work to conduct various thermochronometric analyses, (iii) developing tectonic models by integrating geomorphic, geophysical and geologic data. Our geo-and thermochronology facilities in the Department of Geoscience include a fission-track lab, U-Th/He lab, U-Pb laboratory. For more information on the Calgary Geo-and Thermochronology Lab please visit The department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary is one of the biggest departments in North America and offers excellent research opportunities and collaborations across geology and geophysics. For more information on the department and other facilities please visit:

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Eva Enkelmann with a current CV, academic transcript and information on research experience and interests. Admissions requirements and other information about applying, and what the degree encompasses can be found:

posted: 17 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.