Assistant Professor - Geoscience Education, with an emphasis on
Economic Geology and Geochemistry

The Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences (CPS) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the area of Geoscience Education, with an emphasis on Economic Geology and Geochemistry. This appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Earth Science at the time of appointment, with an excellent pedagogical research record and demonstration of innovative teaching approaches. Applicants must have a strong background in conducting field courses, a record of undergraduate mentorship and student-driven research initiatives, a background in curriculum development, and a keen interest in developing novel approaches to engaging undergraduates of all academic backgrounds. The candidate will contribute to teaching the core undergraduate courses in the CPS Earth Science programs, develop and supervise undergraduate laboratories, conduct undergraduate research, and perform related professional and administrative activities within the department. The successful applicant will be active in designing the new Earth Science teaching laboratories that are scheduled to open in 2019. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications in pedagogical journals, teaching awards and accomplishments, strong letters of reference (at least two of which must speak directly to teaching ability) and teaching materials including a teaching statement submitted with the application.

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Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Information: All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the 'apply' link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy describing current and future pedagogical research interests), and a statement outlining current and future research interests and how to engage students in this work.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters of recommendation that address the candidates teaching ability directly to the department via email (on letterhead, dated, signed, and scanned) to by the application deadline of November 6th, 2017.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF format.

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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 encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

posted: 02 September 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.