Sedimentologist or Applied Sedimentologist

Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering,
Faculty of Arts and Science

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 deemed incomplete.

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

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, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Vicki Remenda, Head
Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Bruce Wing, Room 249
36 Union Street
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

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 (

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posted: 06 October 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.