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Position Of Professor In Surface Geology And Geochemistry

Position Of Professor In Surface Geology And Geochemistry


Université du Québec à Montréal

The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a French-language university.

UQAM is a dynamic, open, creative university with an international outreach. It is recognized for the originality and quality of its programs, its cutting-edge research, solidly grounded in social concerns, and its innovation in the arts.

UQAM offers more than 300 study programs in seven main areas: arts, communications, education, management, political science and law, science, and social sciences. Many of these programs are unique in Quebec, Canada and North America.

Each year, UQAM welcomes more than 3,500 foreign students from 90 countries. It also maintains several centers for international research, including the Montreal Institute of International Studies. Over the years, UQAM has established agreements with over 380 institutions in 63 countries, in addition to the numerous links created through its membership in international university networks.

UQAM is ranked 1st in Quebec and 6th in Canada in terms of research funding for comprehensive universities (Research Infosource, 2018). The University’s researchers, working in more than a hundred research and creative units, are awarded numerous prizes and distinctions each year.

Innovation has been central to the mission of UQAM, a pioneer in the development of many fields of study not traditionally found in an academic setting. It has unique areas of expertise that have contributed to its institutional identity, notably in public relations, actuarial science, sexology, social law, design and visual arts, feminist studies, and social economy, not to mention its advances in health and in Earth and atmospheric sciences.


Montreal, Canada


Relevant divisions
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Full time

Entry level


Preferred education

Application deadline
7 January 2019

4 December 2018

Job description

The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is looking for qualified candidates with teaching and research experience in environmental geology and geochemistry. Application files with the following research themes will be prioritized: geological and geochemical characterization of soils; assessment of environmental risks associated with the release of contaminants into the environment; remediation of contaminated sites; interactions between soil and surficial/geological environments (critical zone framework).
The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Earth and atmospheric sciences and will be encouraged to develop a dynamic research program within the department and associated research center GEOTOP ( The research program must demonstrate the potential for collaborations with researchers working in disciplines such as hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, isotope and environmental geochemistry, and surface geology (pedology, geomorphology).

PhD in the field of geology and environmental geochemistry
Research experience in the above field and a good record of publications
Proficiency in the French language, both oral and written

A full description (in French) of the job offer can be found here:

How to apply

Applications should include: a letter of intent outlining career goals, an overview of the research program, a complete curriculum vitae, as well as three letters of recommendation (by email, directly from the signatories).
Applications (in PDF) should be sent to Pr. Alain Tremblay (; and cc to BEFORE 7 JANUARY 2019, 5 pm.