Assistant Professor, tenure track position - Climate Change Mitigation/Adaptation

Field of Specialization: Climate Change Mitigation/Adaptation
Academic Unit: Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science
Category of Appointment: Tenure track (preliminary appointment)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Closing Date: Until filled

Applications are invited for an entry-level permanent full-time tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor cross appointed with the Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science and the Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University. We are interested in candidates who will investigate climate change mitigation or adaptation strategies from an earth science perspective, and are particularly interested in candidates focused on water related issues.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University's Deputy Provost's website at

Possible areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, the effects of climate change on groundwater resource quantity or quality, renewable energy, impacts of climate change on Northern and other water resources, or the relationship between climate change and global hydrologic systems and/or hazards (e.g., floods, extreme weather). Applicants must be able to teach undergraduate courses in Earth Resources and Environmental Hazards, and Physical Hydrogeology. This position will augment existing teaching and research strengths within the Faculty of Science and provide research leadership in this emerging area that has much scope for cross-faculty collaboration.

About the Academic Unit:

The Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science ( is a student-centred undergraduate teaching unit with close connections to a variety of academic units. The Department of Earth Sciences ( has a vibrant graduate program and engages in diverse research related to earth sciences. Although the primary appointment would be with the Institute, the successful applicant would have a 33% cross- appointment to the Department of Earth Science which is where their grad students would be based.

The undergraduate curriculum in both programs is innovative and involves many opportunities for students to participate in understanding and solving real-world problems through field courses, practicum courses, group projects and undergraduate research.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and demonstrated excellence and commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate-level students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program in climate change adaptation and mitigation from an earth sciences perspective. In addition to a strong grounding in hydrogeology, candidates should have a strong foundation in the use of traditional earth science tools (e.g., geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology) complemented with a broader multidisciplinary approach within the natural or social sciences.

Applicants with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Institute and the Department of Earth Sciences and interdisciplinary-oriented faculty across the university, as well as with allied agencies, will be given preference.

Application Instructions:

Applications for this appointment must include: a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a teaching statement that includes relevant experience, evidence of teaching innovation and performance, and pedagogical approaches to teaching; a summary statement of research interests and experience; and co-ordinates for three referees.

Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Please indicate if you are presently eligible to work in Canada in your application.

Submit an electronic copy of your application to: Dr. Richard Amos, Institute for Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science, c/o Michelle Santoianni (

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2022. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2023.

About Carleton University:

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton's Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

posted: 20 July 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.