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Assistant Professor im Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Assistant Professor im Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

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Lakehead University

Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead has 9 faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Lakehead University’s achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being ranked, once again, among Canada’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities in Maclean’s 2022 University Rankings; as well as being included in the top half of Times Higher Education’s 2020 World Universities Rankings for the second consecutive year, and 64th among 1,410 universities from around the world in THE’s 2022 Impact Rankings (which assesses institutions against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals). For further information, please visit:

Lakehead University is recognized as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities in its category for the last decade (Research Info$ource). Aligned with our Strategic Plan, Research Plan, CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, and Institutional EDI Action Plan, we are actively recruiting outstanding scholars to enhance and grow our research and innovation capacity. Situated in the diverse and multicultural communities of Thunder Bay and Orillia, our unique campuses and their locations inspire us to discover and innovate in exciting and non-traditional ways.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. Our campuses are located in Thunder Bay on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 and in Orillia on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, and Rama First Nation. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses and is committed to a relationship with Métis and Inuit and First Nations peoples.


Thunder Bay, Canada


Relevant division
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)

Full time

Entry level

Salary in accordance with Lakehead University Faculty Assocation and Lakehead University Collective Bargining Agreement

Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

14 April 2024

Job description

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the general area of sedimentology and stratigraphy in the Department of Geology. The position will commence on August 1, 2024, or no later than January 1, 2025.

The Department is home to five tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Geology, Environmental Earth Science, and Water Resource Science. It has a well-established national and international research reputation with strengths in economic geology, geochemistry, petrology, structural geology, tectonics, early Earth ocean-atmosphere-terrestrial systems, and biogeochemistry. We are a small department with a dynamic focus on experiential learning and have strong connections with local industry and government. Lakehead University has several centralized labs to support research, including the Lakehead University Environmental Laboratory, and the Lakehead University Instrumentation Lab. Instrumentation available for the successful candidate’s use includes ICP-OES and MS, a high-resolution FESEM-EDX system, TEM, XRD, a fluid inclusion stage with IR, several spectroscopy systems, state of the art microscopes with digital imagers, and assorted other instrumentation and equipment to support field activities. Also available to the successful candidate is access to the department’s lapidary facility, which is staffed by two full-time technicians.
We especially welcome applicants with research interests in the broad area of sedimentary geology and/or stratigraphy in modern and/or ancient sedimentary environments who use a multi-disciplinary approach, including geochemical and field-based analyses. Anticipated areas of specialization could include carbonate or clastic sedimentology applied to depositional systems analysis, basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, and/or early Earth ocean-atmosphere evolution. An ability to collaborate with existing faculty members tectonics, geochemistry and/or sedimentology of critical metal systems are assets.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in geology, and a proven record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sedimentology and establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program. Additional to sedimentology, teaching may include courses in introductory geology, Earth and life evolution, and field school. Other duties include student mentorship and supervision, and professional service for the department, the University, and the community.

For further information, please contact Dr. Andrew Conly, Chair of Geology ( Detailed information on the Department is available through the website of the Department of Geology (

How to apply

Review of applications will begin on May 27, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) quoting Reference # SES-2024-25-05 should include:

  • a letter of interest,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, plus course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously taught courses if applicable),
  • a statement of a research plan (2-pages on current and future interests),
  • copies of the three most significant publications,
  • the names and contact information of three references.
  • and a completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf form must accompany your package.

Applicants should submit their electronic application quoting the above reference number to:
Dr. Todd Randall, Dean
Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.
Lakehead University has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2024 with a goal to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as measured by increasing representation of under-represented groups among applicants, candidates and hires. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if you are from an under-represented group, and prefer candidates with the knowledge, competencies and relationships derived from lived experience. Experience working with Indigenous or racialized communities, and/or members of other equity-deserving groups is a strong asset. A lived experience or worked experience of any of these issues is preferred.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8010 ext. 8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.