Assistant Professor in Petrology

The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, is seeking an outstanding individual for a tenure-stream appointment on St. George campus at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment is in the fields of metamorphic and igneous petrology and high-temperature geochemistry applied to Earth materials, and will commence July 1, 2017.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences by the time of the appointment, or shortly thereafter, and possess excellence in research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in high-ranking and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, teaching statement and letters of reference submitted with the application.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto has an outstanding international reputation for research in the Earth Sciences. We seek candidates in any dynamic and evolving sub discipline of the fields noted above and who employ state-of-the-art methodologies. The successful candidate's research program will further develop the Department's strengths in understanding Earth materials through novel empirical, experimental and/or theoretical approaches: he or she will be expected to establish an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program. The Department houses a collection of modern analytical facilities which the successful candidate would have an opportunity to take advantage of and further develop.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications, electronic copies of three most significant contributions, a brief outline of proposed research, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. Please combine attachments into one clearly labelled file in PDF format; please include applicant surname in the file name. Applicants should also arrange for three referees to provide confidential letters on letterhead and signed, to be sent directly by the referee to the Department via email to by the closing date. The deadline for receipt of completed applications (including letters of recommendation) is December 15, 2016. Submission guidelines can be found at

Inquiries should be directed to the office of the Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences ( We encourage applicants to review research and teaching activities in the department before applying. For more information about the Department of Earth Sciences, please visit

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

posted: 21 October 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.