Tenure-track position in Sedimentary Geologist

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in a field broadly related to sedimentary processes and the evolution of Earth's surface. We are looking for a scientist with an outstanding track record for innovative research in modern or ancient sedimentary systems. We are especially interested in candidates with with research interests in sedimentary processes, basin dynamics, paleoclimatology or georesources. Candidates with a research focus in the Arctic and that have a solid foundation in field geology are strongly encouraged to apply. A $2M Cenovus endowment is available to help support graduate student research. The starting date is July 1, 2024.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor

Duties: The responsibilities include: 1) teaching across a broad spectrum of sedimentary geology with a strong field component; 2) supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students; 3) developing an externally-funded research program; 4) establishing connections with industry and government agencies; and 5) active engagement with the department and faculty by contributing to administrative and academic activities.

Rank and salary: Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Science, with a salary consistent with the collective agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa. The base salary for assistant professors is $89,622.

Contact information: Dr. David Schneider, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa, 150 Louis Pasteur Pvt., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada, 613-562-5773, EESpost@uottawa.ca

Skill requirements:

  • PhD in Earth Sciences, Geology, or Environmental Sciences
  • Postdoctoral experience and excellent didactic skills are an asset
  • Language: The University of Ottawa is proud to be the largest bilingual (English-French) university in North America, and considers bilingualism to be one of its distinguishing characteristics. At the time of hiring, the selected candidate must have an active knowledge of French. The selected candidate must be able to work and teach in both official languages at the time of obtaining tenure. Preference may be given to candidates who are able to teach in French at the time of hiring.

Application procedure: Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website (Academic and Executive Careers). Candidates should include the following in their application:

  • a cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • a statement summarizing the proposed research program (2-3 pages)
  • strategies of the candidate's pedagogical approach to teaching Earth Sciences (2 pages)
  • a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (1 page)
  • names and contact details of three professional references

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin November 27, 2023. Applications received before this date will receive full consideration. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location of work: Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa, 150 Louis Pasteur Pvt., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada

Other information:

Analytical laboratories on campus include microbeam (SEM, TEM, EMPA), X-ray (SCXRD, PXRD, XRF, Micro-CT), and geochemical (LA-ICP-MS, ICP-ES, ICP-OES) facilities, Canada's National AE Lalonde Accelerating Mass Spectrometer Laboratory, and noble gas and stable isotope instrumentation. The University of Ottawa is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the best universities in the country and the largest bilingual university in the world. Located on the unceded territory of Anishinabé-Algonquin people, in the heart of downtown Ottawa, it contributes significantly to the economy, culture and quality of life of Canada's Capital.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identi?cation Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at vra.affairesprofessorales@uottawa.ca. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is justly proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to be able to function in a bilingual setting. In certain cases, professors must have the ability to teach in both official languages to be granted tenure.

posted: 02 October 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.