Tenure-Track Position in Sedimentary Geology

Tenure-Track Position in Sedimentary Geology
Department of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Ontario


The Department of Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Western Ontario (Western) invites applications for a Probationary (tenure-track) position in Sedimentary Geology at the Assistant Professor level. The applicant must demonstrate a record of excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching, appropriate to the applicant’s career stage.  An interest in field-oriented research would be an asset.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and pursue an externally funded research program that is recognized and competitive at the national and international levels. The successful candidate will contribute to an interdisciplinary Department and build upon research strengths and capacity that align with the strategic plans of the Department, Faculty and University.  With the recent move of the undergraduate Environmental Science Program to within the purview of the Department of Earth Sciences, the chosen candidate will be expected to provide leadership in this signature area.  A strong commitment to effective teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels will be apparent from the successful candidate’s teaching statement, teaching talk, and letters of reference.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in the field of Sedimentary Geology

About Western: Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

About the Department: The teaching programs of the Department of Earth Sciences embrace a broad range of geoscience fields that include programs that lead to professional registration in Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Geology.  Research fields encompass a range of complementary and interrelated geoscience disciplines that fall within four themes: Earth and Planetary Systems, Resource Geoscience, Tectonic Processes and Crustal Dynamics, and Earth Evolution: Surface, Life and Climate.  (https://www.uwo.ca/earth/research/index.html).  The multidisciplinary character of the Department’s interests and expertise has resulted in teaching and research collaborations across Western’s campus, such as with Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Law, Physics & Astronomy, Statistical & Actuarial Sciences, and Visual Arts.

Applications must include the following:

  1. a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position;
  2. a detailed curriculum vitae;
  3. a maximum two-page document describing the candidate’s proposed research program;
  4. a maximum two-page statement describing teaching philosophy and teaching interests;
  5. the names and email addresses of 3 references.

Applicants will also need to complete and submit the Faculty Relations application form: https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The application should be submitted as a single PDF file to:

Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences

Prof. Patricia Corcoran - eschair@uwo.ca

Applications will be reviewed starting December 10, 2021 and will continue to be considered until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2022, but is negotiable.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Western recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had and to submit a full career or extended CV.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the application and recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please contact Kristen Harris at 519-661-3191 or kharri27@uwo.ca .