Department of Earth Sciences

Instructor (Geophysics) - Term Position

Applications Closing Date: Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.
Start Date: September 1, 2018 (flexible)

The Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a 2-year appointment in geophysics at the rank of Instructor. The candidate will be expected to teach courses, beginning September 1, 2018, in geophysics, geodynamics at the second, third and fourth year levels, and to co-supervise undergraduate Honours student research projects and independent studies.

The undergraduate offering of the Department of Earth Sciences, which features a strong fieldwork component, includes B.Sc. programs (Honours, Major and General), as well as a Concentration in Geophysics (Honours). Geophysics forms an essential core requirement of six Earth Sciences programs, combined programs or concentrations, as well as a key component of the well subscribed and increasingly popular B.Sc. Honours program in Earth Sciences with a Concentration in Geophysics.

At the graduate level, the Department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. Together with the Department of Earth Sciences at the nearby University of Ottawa, we form the core of the Ottawa-Geoscience Centre (OCGC), a collaborative research and graduate institution. In addition, the main headquarters of the Geological Survey of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and several other federal, science-based agencies with whom we collaborate, are also located in the city. Further information about the Department may be obtained at

The position requires a Ph.D., with evidence of research in a field related to Geophysics, and evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in Applied Geophysics and Environmental Geophysics.

Please send application by email to the attention of: Dr. Dariush Motazedian, Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 c/o Mrs. Sheila Thayer ( The competition is closed on April 30th, 2018, or until the position is filled. Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file, which includes a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a teaching dossier with a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three referees. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton's Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada's capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country's bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton's location in the nation's capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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