Department of Geology

Tenure-Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor


The Department of Geology at Saint Mary's University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1st, 2018. We are seeking applications from individuals who will be able to support our undergraduate curriculum and research capacities in the areas of Applied Mineralogy and Geochemistry. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Geology and provide evidence of a strong research record or an emerging scholarly profile focusing on the above-mentioned fields. Applicants who can provide evidence of teaching effectiveness will be given priority.

The Faculty of Science, which houses the Department of Geology, has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with many new and active faculty involved in teaching, research, and service activities. We are working to establish and build upon areas of distinct research strength and through those foster collaborations locally, regionally, and internationally.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. For information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please visit our website at: http://science.smu.ca/.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from all qualified personnel, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Please specify your citizenship or residential status in your application.

Qualified candidates must submit a letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests with evidence of excellence in scholarship, and a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy as well teaching evaluations, if available. The application must include the names, addresses, and email contacts of three persons that are best able to describe your suitability for this position. Complete applications should be sent to: Dr. Jacob Hanley, Chairperson, Geology Department, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, c/o Tara Inman, or by email at: geology@smu.ca. Applications must be received on or before February 5th, 2018. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

posted: 20 December 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.