Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor
position in Geochemistry

The Harquail School of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Geochemistry to begin in July 2019.

We seek an innovative geochemist with outstanding teaching and research skills who will enhance our status as one of the leadig global centres in the study of Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology. The Harquail School of Earth Sciences is home to the Mineral Exploration Research Center (MERC), the lead organization for the $104M CFREF-FedNor-NOHFC-Industry-funded Metal Earth project, and secretariat to the $13M NSERC-CRD Footprints project. Teaching responsibilities will include geochemistry and analytical methods at the undergraduate and graduate level. An ability to teach a course in Exploration Geochemistry would be an asset. Supervision of MSc and PhD students within a vigorous, externally-funded research programme is expected.

A PhD degree is required at the time of appointment. The successful applicant will have access to a recently updated LA-ICP-MS facility (Teledyne Cetac Analyte G2 Excimer Laser, Thermo Neptune Plus high-resolution MC-ICP-MS, and iCap TQ triple-quadrupole ICP-MS with dedicated full-time technician), and a wide range of additional preparation and analytical equipment, including a rock sawing/sectioning/polishing workshop, mineral separation laboratories, fluid inclusion lab (visible and IR), X-ray diffractometers, SEM-EDS with top-of-the-line CL detector, EPMA, and a Raman microscope. Members of HES also have access to EPMA, SEM, XRFS, ICP-AES, and solution ICP-MS facilities in the Ontario Geoscience Laboratories, located in the same building complex as HES and MERC. Additional information about HES, MERC/Metal Earth, and the Goodman School of Mines can be found at hes.laurentian.ca, merc.laurentian.ca, and laurentian.ca/goodmanschoolofmines/.

Applications, including a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching, an overview of research interests, and a curriculum vitae should be sent as PDF files to vpap@laurentian.ca. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference directly sent to the email address above. Review of applications will begin immediately once the three reference letters have been received, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions concerning the position may be directed to Dr. Douglas Tinkham, Director, Harquail School of Earth Sciences, via dtinkham@laurentian.ca.

Laurentian University is an equal-opportunity employer and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. Laurentian University especially welcomes and encourages applications from members of visible minorities, women, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities. Applicants may self-identify as a member of an employment equity group. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

posted: 31 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.