Department of Earth Sciences,
Memorial University of Newfoundland
( http://www.mun.ca/earthsciences/ )
Tenure Track Faculty Position in Petroleum Geology
The Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the broad field of petroleum geology (Ref.: VPA#EASC-2012-001). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree and have a demonstrated record of research and publication. The applicants' specific interests may include, but are not limited to, petroleum geology, siliciclastic sedimentology, stratigraphy, or closely related fields. The applicant must also be able to deliver undergraduate courses focused on sedimentary basins, hydrocarbon exploration, and reservoir characterization. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a vigorous research program, sustain a strong record of peer-reviewed publication and external funding, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute energetically to the teaching mission of the department. A proven record of effective research and direct involvement with the petroleum industry would be a significant asset. This position is subject to budgetary approval.
Memorial University has one of the largest and most diverse Earth Science departments in Canada. With approximately 30 faculty members, including 2 Canada Research Chairs, over 15 staff members, and leading-edge teaching and research facilities, the department is able to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In addition to its own M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Earth science, the Earth Sciences Department participates in Memorial's interdisciplinary graduate program in environmental science (www.mun.ca/science/envs/). The successful candidate will have access to modern analytical facilities managed by the Earth Sciences Department ( www.mun.ca/earthsciences/facilities/), as well as those managed by Memorial University's CREAIT network (www.mun.ca/creait). Other research and teaching resources available at Memorial University include the Ocean Sciences Centre, the Bonne Bay Marine Station in Gros Morne National Park, the Labrador Institute, and the Harlow Campus outside London, England.
Applications must be received by 17 August, 2012. Candidates should submit a letter of application with the names and contact information (including email) of three referees, current curriculum vitae, and a statement of planned research program and teaching interests to: Dr. John Hanchar, Head, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada A1B 3X5, or, preferably, email applications in PDF format to: email@example.com. Additional information is available at www.mun.ca/earthsciences/ or by contacting Dr. John Hanchar, Head of Earth Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 709-737-2334.
Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering a diverse set of undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's (http://www.stjohns.ca/index.jsp), a very safe, friendly city with great historical charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.
Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Partners of candidates for positions are invited to include their resume for possible matching with other job opportunities and candidates eligible for NSERC University Faculty Awards are encouraged to apply.