Faculty of Arts and Science

Assistant Professor - Earth and Planetary Sciences - Physical Sciences - MacEwan University

(Climate, Paleoclimate Reconstruction or Environmental Earth Sciences)

Location: Alberta
Date posted: November 9, 2023
Advertised until: December 31, 2023

About Us

MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton's diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning. With its dedication to teaching excellence, informed by scholarly research, innovation, and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to human rights, environmental sustainability, and opportunities for community engagement. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all peoples, cultures, and identities.

Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 18,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world.


The Department of Physical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Earth and Planetary Sciences, with a focus on Climate, Paleoclimate Reconstruction or Environmental Earth Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position commences July 1, 2024, subject to final budgetary approval. The Department of Physical Sciences includes faculty in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics, and values interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and in research.

The preferred candidate will be expected to teach introductory Earth and Planetary Science courses and laboratories, as well as Anthropogenic Climate Change and Paleoclimatology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop courses in their area of expertise and develop a research program and engage in service. Applicants should demonstrate excellence, or a clear promise of excellence, in teaching undergraduate-level courses, and have a Ph.D., or demonstrable evidence of impending completion of a terminal degree in Earth Sciences or a related field. In addition, applicants should demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and student mentorship.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter discussing opportunities for synergy with current teaching and research in the department and demonstrating a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants should also include a teaching dossier of up to 5 pages, composed of a teaching philosophy, teaching record, and interests and plans for teaching at MacEwan University, as well as recent teaching evaluations. A research dossier of up to 3 pages, including current research and future plans, and in particular, a discussion of how they will support undergraduate student research, will round out a complete application package.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Department Chair to provide three (3) letters of reference sent directly from referees and copies of official transcripts sent directly from the institution.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Vahid Rezania, Chair of the Department of Physical Sciences at rezaniav@macewan.ca.

How to Apply

To apply, go to https://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. If you require assistance, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca. (Competition No. 23.11.344)

Closing Date: A review of applications will begin December 31, 2023, and continue until a suitable candidate is found

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

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Diversity Statement

MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serve as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Accessibility Statement

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you require accommodation, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please contact humanresources@macewan.ca and we will support you to the best of our ability.

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