The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites outstanding applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Sedimentology at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will integrate fieldwork with state of the art analytical and/or numerical methods to investigate sedimentological processes that have shaped Earth through time. S/he is expected to develop a strong, externally funded and internationally recognized research program, successfully supervise graduate students, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and actively participate in departmental activities.

Research and teaching interests in EOAS, the top-ranked and largest earth sciences department in Canada, span the history of the Earth and the evolution of its structure from core to stratosphere ( We seek candidates who demonstrate potential in establishing a successful research program and have capacity and interest in interacting with other research groups both within and outside the department. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research ties with other parts of the UBC community that are active in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including the Departments and Faculties of Geography, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Land and Food Systems, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Statistics, and Computer Science, as well as the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. EOAS is also known for its dedication to teaching, and evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and interest in innovative teaching methods is required.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vita, a summary of research interests including a one-page outline of a potential five-year research program, a statement of teaching philosophy, three recent publications (pdf format), and the names and contact details of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference. Submit your application online at posting #27706. Review of applications will start November 14, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018 or upon a date of mutual agreement. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

If you have questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair by email at the following address: Professor Lee Groat (email:

posted: 22 September 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.