Department of Earth Sciences

Instructor (Geophysics) - One Year Term

Applications Closing Date: September 8, 2021 or until the position has been filled
Start Date: January 1, 2022

The Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year appointment in Geophysics at the rank of Instructor. The candidate will be expected to teach courses, preferably starting in January 2022, in geophysics and natural disasters 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 courses form 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/or Environmental Geophysics.

Please send your application by email to the attention of: Dr. Sharon Carr, Chair of the Hiring Committee, Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 c/o Mrs. Sheila Thayer ( The competition is closed on September 8, 2021; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send applications 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 provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

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 31,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America and Carleton's Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton's location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada's capital has a population of over one million and reflects the country's bilingual and multicultural character. 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. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

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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posted: 10 August 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.