Assistant Professor - quaternary geology

Competition # 18.10.232

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

The Department of Physical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Earth and Planetary Sciences, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have a focus in quaternary geology, which could include geomorphology, geohazards, glaciology, environmental change, fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, marine systems and / or lacustrine systems. A preference will be given to those candidates with field research in western Canada or a knowledge of the geology in this region. The candidate must demonstrate excellence, or clear promise of excellence, in teaching in both lecture and laboratory settings. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver several courses per term at both the first-year and senior levels as part of the regular teaching load, contributing to our existing offerings in Geomorphology and Quaternary Environments, as well as developing new courses commensurate with their expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, student-focused research program within their field, and build a broad external research network. The ability to attract external funding, or clear promise thereof, is desirable. Comfort in a multidisciplinary department and a desire to undertake field teaching and research are also considered assets.

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in the geosciences or related relevant area of expertise and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number and candidate name, should be sent directly from referees to careers@macewan.ca.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Evan Hackett, Chair, Department of Physical Sciences. Contact information available at: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Programs...

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement. The annual salary range for a Ph.D. is $66,788 to $108,110. (or: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience). A review of applications will begin February 1, 2019.

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualities candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

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posted: 12 December 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.