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, 2020. We are seeking applications from individuals who will be able to support our undergraduate curriculum and research capacities in field-based Structural Geology. Additional expertise in Metamorphic Geology and/or Geophysics would also be an asset. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Geology or in a related discipline, and provide evidence of a strong research record or an emerging scholarly profile focusing on the above-mentioned field. Applicants who can provide evidence of teaching effectiveness will be given priority.

The Department of Geology at Saint Mary's has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with many new and active faculty members involved in teaching, research, and service activities, and with the recent development of laboratories and research groups in Mineral Exploration & Ore Fluids, and in Organic Geochemistry. Our department houses start-of-the-art analytical equipment, including a field emission scanning electron microscope, a microthermometry lab for fluid and melt inclusion analysis, a hot cathodoluminescence microscope, a two-dimensional gas chromatographic system (FID/qToFMS), a liquid chromatographic system (UPHLC/SFC-HPLC), and a micro Raman spectrometer. 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 430,000 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:

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 qualified women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and person with disabilities. All applicants will receive a self-identification form for confidential submission to our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The Search Committee encourages applicants to highlight any involvement in enhancing diversity and inclusion in their previous institutional environment.

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 by email to: Dr. Pierre Jutras, chair of the search committee, Geology Department, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, c/o Tara Inman at Complete applications must be received on or before December 1st, 2019. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

posted: 17 October 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.