The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s
University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant
Professor with specialization in Sedimentology or Applied Sedimentology, with a
preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.
The successful candidate will develop a research program in the broad field of
sedimentary geology, integrating sedimentary processes and systems with the
preserved sedimentary record. The candidate may address topics such as: deducing
and forecasting global and environmental changes over geological time scales,
paleoceanography, the evaluation and management of sedimentary resources, or
engineering applications, where deep knowledge of sedimentary processes, systems,
and rock characteristics is essential.
The successful candidate will be expected to integrate fieldwork with analytical and/or
numerical methods within the Department’s world-class analytical laboratories,
especially the Queen’s Facility for Isotope Research (QFIR), the Queen’s
Geomechanics Lab and to the paleontological collections of the Miller Museum. In
keeping with the departmental strength in field learning, a willingness to undertake field
research and teaching would be considered an asset.
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the
appointment. The main criteria for selection are research and teaching
excellence. Current registration as, or willingness/eligibility to register as a P.Geo. or
P.Eng. would be considered an asset.
The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that
demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications
and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for
outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and
an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the
department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work
collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful
candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the
department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final
budgetary approval by the University.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to
employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from
women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ
persons. 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.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as
to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent
residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship;
however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a
Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen /
permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be
A complete application consists of:
- a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
- a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
- a statement of research interests;
- a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
- Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Vicki Remenda at GSGEpositions@queensu.ca.
The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to
send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Dr. Vicki
Remenda at GSGEfirstname.lastname@example.org, although hard copy applications may be
Dr. Vicki Remenda, Head
Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Bruce Wing, Room 249
36 Union Street
CANADA K7L 3N6
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with
disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility
needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Ms.
Megan Rhymer, Departmental Manager,at 613-533-2596
Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between
the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted
and at http://www.qufa.ca.