Department of Earth Sciences

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Structural Geology

The Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in structural geology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (ref: VPA-EASC-2019-001). We seek candidates with research expertise in field-based structural geology and the ability to deliver high-quality instruction of introductory and advanced structural geology and bedrock mapping courses. Early career researchers are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Earth Sciences or a related discipline, a record of peer-reviewed publications related to structural geology, and the capacity to develop and lead an externally funded research program with undergraduate and graduate students. Potential research collaborations with current Earth Sciences faculty in basin analysis, crustal geophysics, economic geology, geochemistry, geochronology, and petrology would be an asset.

Applications should be received by November 15, 2019. 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. Gregory Dunning, Head, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, A1B 3X5, Canada, or, preferably, email applications in PDF format to: Please quote the reference number VPA-EASC-2019-001 in the application and email subject line. Additional information is available by contacting Dr. Gregory Dunning, Head of Earth Sciences, at or telephone at 709-864-2334.

The Department of Earth Sciences ( is one of the largest and most diverse in Canada. With approximately 25 faculty members, including the NSERC- Chevron IRC Chair in Reservoir Characterization and two Canada Research Chairs in Marine Geology and Boreal Biogeochemistry, over 15 staff members, and leading-edge teaching and research facilities, the Department is able to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Department participates in Memorial's interdisciplinary graduate program in Environmental Science ( The successful candidate will also have access to modern analytical and high-performance computing facilities within the Department of Earth Sciences ( and Memorial University's CREAIT network ( The geological setting of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador also provides a natural research laboratory to study Archean to Proterozoic provinces of the Canadian Shield, Proterozoic to Paleozoic terranes of the Appalachian orogen, and the Mesozoic rift basins of the Grand Banks. Other research and teaching resources available at Memorial University include the Ocean Sciences Centre, Fisheries and Marine Institute, Bonne Bay Marine Station in Gros Morne National Park, Labrador Institute, and the Harlow Campus outside London, United Kingdom.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to over 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities (

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

published: 01 October 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.