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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Igneous Petrology

Position
Tenure-track Faculty Position in Igneous Petrology

Employer
Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland logo

Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the largest and most comprehensive in Canada, and offers undergraduate, MSc and PhD programs. The department currently comprises 22 active faculty members, including the NSERC-Chevron IRC Chair in Reservoir

Characterization and Canada Research Chairs in both Marine Geology and Boreal Biogeochemistry, as well as 10 instructional and research support staff. Faculty and students have access to an exceptional array of modern geoanalytical instrumentation through clusters of the campus-based CREAIT network (http://www.mun.ca/creait/).

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Homepage: http://www.mun.ca/earthsciences/index.php


Location
St. John's, Canada

Sector
Academic

Relevant division
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)

Type
Full time

Level
Entry level

Salary
Open

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
9 July 2020

Job description

The Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the field of igneous petrology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek candidates with research expertise on the processes, accumulation rates, timing, and origin of igneous rocks – and their broader geological settings. A candidate would have strengths in one or more of the following areas: radiogenic and/or stable isotopic tracer studies; high­precision lithogeochemistry; geochronology; and mineral scale chemical and isotopic studies of igneous rocks, their minerals, melt inclusions, and glasses. The candidate should have expertise in analytical methods appropriate to their proposed research program, be a potential contributor and collaborative user of existing analytical instrumentation, and be willing to participate in the growth, development and rejuvenation of analytical infrastructure in the department (e.g., laser ablation ICP-MS/MC-ICP-MS, TIMS, SIMS). Candidates would be expected to deliver high-quality instruction of igneous petrology and allied courses at both introductory and advanced levels. Early career researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Earth Sciences or a related discipline, a record of pertinent peer-reviewed publications, and the capacity to develop and lead an externally funded and analytically grounded research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Potential for research collaborations with current Earth Sciences faculty in crustal geophysics, economic geology, geochemistry, geochronology, and/or mineralogy would be an asset.


How to apply

Applications should be received by October 1st, 2020. Candidates should submit a letter of application with the names and contact information (including email) of at least three referees, current curriculum vitae, and statements of planned research program and teaching interests to: Dr. Gregory Dunning, Head, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1B 3×5, Canada, or, preferably, email applications in PDF format to: earthscihead@mun.ca. Please quote the reference number VPA-EASC-2020-001 in the application and email subject line. Additional information is available by contacting Dr. Dunning (email: earthscihead@mun.ca or tel: 709-864-2334), and on our website (http://www.mun.ca/earthsciences/Alumni/Employment.php).