University of Toronto, Department of Earth Sciences

Roger E. Deane Postdoctoral Fellow

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto invites applications for the Roger E. Deane Postdoctoral Fellowship, a highly competitive fellowship in any field of Earth Science. The department is interested in supporting innovative research and outstanding young geoscientists to work in collaboration with one or more faculty members. Applicants are expected to contact potential hosts in advance to discuss areas of common interest and to develop proposal ideas.


The Deane Postdoctoral Fellowship has an annual salary of CAD$55,000 and is awarded for a one-year period, with an anticipated extension for a second year.

Application Instructions:

A complete application includes: a curriculum vitae, three references sent by referees directly to (subject line: Deane Postdoctoral Fellowship), an innovative research proposal written by the applicant (2 pages maximum excluding references), and a cover letter with the potential host's name clearly stated (1 page max).

The selection committee will evaluate research proposals for original thinking and to determine a candidate's ability to develop a research project that can be accomplished in the department.

Deadline: Applications are due March 8, 2019. Decisions will be made mid-May 2019.

EXPECTED START DATE: September 1, 2019
TERM: 1 year minimum, 2 year maximum
FTE: 100%

Submit electronic PDF applications to: Ampy Tolentino, (subject line: Deane Postdoctoral Fellowship)

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

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.

posted: 15 January 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.