Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Hydrogeology

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a related field and should be investigating physical, chemical or microbiological processes relating to the field of hydrogeology, and intersecting with research areas such as, but not limited to, Earth critical zone science, fracture flow and fault processes, geomechanics, geohazards, groundwater contamination and remediation, environmentally responsible resource development, and impact of climate change on water supply and quality. They will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded and internationally recognized research program, successfully supervise graduate students, and participate in departmental activities, including administration of the Geological Engineering program. They will also be expected to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of hydrogeology. EOAS is dedicated to practicing excellence in teaching and evidence demonstrating interest in innovative teaching methods is desirable, along with demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.

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 complement existing departmental strengths and have capacity and interest in interacting with other research groups both within and outside the department. Candidates should possess a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, 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 #28656. Review of applications will start March 15, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful applicant is expected to start time in Fall 2018 or at 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.

Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Roger Francois, by email at

posted: 12 January 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.