Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tectonics, Geomorphology, Landscape Evolution, and/or Hazards

The Schoenbohm Research Group ( in the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning September 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. Initial appointment will be for up to two years, with the possibility of renewal.

Candidates must have a PhD in Earth Science or a related discipline at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We specifically seek candidates with a background in tectonics, geomorphology, landscape evolution, and/or hazards. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, and must compliment and contribute to ongoing research in our group. We also seek candidates with experience mentoring diverse students, particularly in field-research settings. The successful candidate may have the opportunity to teach at the undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level. They must have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by publications in leading, discipline specific, academic journals, presentations at conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees. The successful candidate will also be expected to mentor graduate students and directly supervise undergraduate students. Excellence in student mentoring may be demonstrated by successfully supervised student theses, presentations, or publications, evidence of strong performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, and strong referee endorsements on the subject of student mentoring.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

Applicants must submit a cover letter outlining their research and mentoring experience, including an explanation of how their work would compliment ongoing research; a current curriculum vitae; and a research statement outlining current and future research interests. Candidates should also submit the names and contact information for at least two referees. All application materials must be submitted via email to (subject line: Postdoctoral Fellowship - Last Name). To receive consideration, applications must be received by July 5, 2021.

The University of Toronto Mississauga and the Schoenbohm Research Group are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcome applications from racialized persons/persons of color, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

posted: 07 June 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.