Assistant Professorship in Natural Hazards

The Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in Natural Hazards commencing as early as September 2018. A PhD is required, and post-doctoral research, teaching or industry experience is desirable. Qualified candidates will be considered for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (see below). The research activities of the successful candidate will complement the existing natural hazards research interests within the Department, while contributing to the expertise of the Department as a whole. Candidates with expertise in remote sensing, risk assessment and mitigation, field-based observation and/or laboratory-based studies examining natural hazards, in particular, geological hazards, are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will develop a strong, externally funded research program, and supervise both Master's and doctoral students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level courses, to support the environmental geoscience curriculum, for example, by teaching courses in Quaternary geology or environmental geoscience. The successful candidate is expected to eventually take on a leadership role in the Centre for Natural Hazards Research.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. The University acknowledges the potential impact of career interruptions on a candidate's record of research productivity, and encourages qualified candidates to explain any impact career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievements.

Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three referees. Electronic applications are preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.

CRC Tier 2 Chairs

  • Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination).
  • Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the research grants office for more information.
  • Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Please note that under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:

Applications or requests for further information should be directed to:

Dr. Brent Ward
Chair, Department of Earth Sciences
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Phone: 778-782-4229

posted: 03 August 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.