Job Opportunities

 This page lists faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellow, and research associate opportunities. Graduate student research opportunities are posted on a separate webpage.


Research Associate - multicomponent reactive transport modeling

UBC EOAS seeks a research associate with world-class expertise in the area of multicomponent reactive transport modeling with a particular emphasis on the parallelization and implementation of unstructured grid methods in 2 and 3 spatial dimensions. Specific demonstrated expertise should be regarding computer program development using C, C++ and Fortran 90 programming languages. In terms of parallelization, both OpenMP and MPI environments are targeted, and familiarity with both parallelization approaches is required. Advanced knowledge and prior application of these techniques in the field of multicomponent reactive transport modeling is preferred. Familiarity with the multicomponent reactive transport code MIN3P-THCm is beneficial. The candidate will additionally have advanced knowledge in the use of multiple operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, Unix, and super-computer environments, such as WESTGRID.

Candidates must have a strong background in hydrogeology, computer science, mathematics, numerical modeling, and basic knowledge in hydrogeochemistry holding a M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. from an institute of international standing and a proven publication record in high-level journals in relation to the previously described areas of expertise. Additionally candidates should have experience with supervising and mentoring graduate students, preparing research proposals for funding agencies, and working with industrial partners.

Salary commensurate with experience and skills.

Please submit your application to:

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posted: 
August 3, 2017
Deadline: 
September 3, 2017

Part-Time Lecturer Position for EOSC 372: Introductory Oceanography: Circulation and Plankton

Applicants are invited to apply to teach 45% of the 3-credit course EOSC 372: Introductory Oceanography: Circulation and Plankton. The course will be offered this coming fall (Term 1).

372 is a multidisciplinary introduction to the dynamics of the global ocean. Students completing this course will be able to point to any place in the ocean, and for any season predict the primary production and primary productivity: starting with the wind field, reconstructing the surface currents, discussing the tides, upwelling or downwelling, stratification and mixing and thus determining the nutrient and light availability for phytoplankton.

This course is team-taught, with instructors from different discipline groups responsible for teaching their area in an integrated curriculum. Custom teaching materials have been developed to facilitate "instructor drop-in".

Candidates will be responsible for teaching, testing, and evaluating students on the physical oceanography component of the course, and, in cooperation with the other instructors, in teaching and evaluating joint material. A background in physical oceanography is highly desirable.

Applicants must hold an M.Sc. or a Ph.D. (or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program) in a related field and have a demonstrated interest in teaching at the undergraduate level.  Previous online course experience, teaching experience and/or instructional training are desired.  (Note: UBC Ph.D. students without an M.Sc. must have passed their candidacy examination in order to apply and will need approval from their supervisor; students currently enrolled in a M.Sc. program are not eligible for this position).

Please provide a curriculum vita; applicants who have not previously lectured in the EOAS Department should also provide a one-page statement describing your scientific background and qualifications for teaching, and the names of two referees. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applications and supporting material should be addressed to Dr. Roger Beckie, Head, Department of Earth Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Room 2020, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 by July 28th, 2017E-mail submissions should be sent to .

 

Job Details: 
File 372 posting.docx
Posted: 
July 14, 2017
Deadline: 
July 28, 2017

Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Stream │Canada Research Chair – II in Physical Oceanography

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites applications from outstanding early careers investigators for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in the area of Physical Oceanography. The chair can be held at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The ideal candidate will combine observations and theoretical models to understand ocean currents. This cross-disciplinary research will focus on understanding ocean turbulence over multiple length scales.

Research and teaching interests in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS), the top-ranked and largest earth sciences department in Canada, span the history of the Earth and the evolution of its structure from core to stratosphere (http://www.eoas.ubc.ca/). The successful applicant is expected to develop a strong, externally funded and internationally recognized research program, successfully supervise graduate students, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and actively participate in departmental activities. Evidence of teaching excellence and interest in innovative teaching methods is welcomed.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography or a related field awarded within the past 10 years. Applicants must demonstrate a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their rank and excellence or potential for excellence in teaching.

The Canada Research Chair is equally open to individuals of all nationalities. The Chair is subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Applicants must meet eligibility requirement for a CRC Tier 2 position. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars with less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please contact the UBC CRC office ubc.crc@ubc.ca for more information. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website www.chairs.gc.ca for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae and a one-page summary of their accomplishments to : eoshr@eos.ubc.ca by August 13, 2017.  Applicants should also include the names of three referees who could provide confidential letters of reference.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the BC Human Rights Code including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Posted: 
July 11, 2017
Deadline: 
August 13, 2017

Science Teaching and Learning Fellow

The Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for the position of Science Teaching and Learning Fellow (STLF) in an extension of the Earth & Ocean Sciences Science Education Initiative (EOS-SEI; http://eos.ubc.ca/research/cwsei/). The EOS-SEI was started as part of the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI), a program for the improvement of undergraduate science education at UBC (http://cwsei.ubc.ca/). The appointment will be for one year initially and may be renewable for one additional year.  Appointments will be made at the 12-month lecturer level. The anticipated start date is 1 September 2017, with some flexibility. 

We seek an individual to join an existing team working to strengthen evidence-based teaching, learning and assessment in EOAS courses. The successful applicant will: (1) Facilitate development, implementation and transfer of evidence-based pedagogies among instructors. This effort will include using a model in which 2 or more faculty members, with varying experience using evidence-based practices, will co-teach, supported by an STLF. (2) Administer and evaluate assessments of student learning and perceptions. (3) Contribute to research and publication efforts in teaching and learning. (4) Teach one undergraduate course per year.

The successful applicant will have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities in the scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly in science education.

Candidates should have (1) a PhD or MSc in Earth, Ocean, or Atmospheric Sciences, or in Education related to these disciplines; (2) undergraduate teaching experience (at least one year), (3) excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, (4) demonstrated personal commitment to science education, and (5) English fluency. Familiarity with current pedagogical research at the post-secondary level is desirable. Experience in developing educational materials or curriculum, and project management will be considered assets.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and the names and complete contact information (including phone and e-mail) of three references to: Dr. Sara Harris, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of British Columbia, 2020-2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4, email: . Review of applications will begin on August 7, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 

 

Posted: 
July 7, 2017
Deadline: 
August 6, 2017

Systems Analyst

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences brings together a diverse group of scientists and engineers who study how the earth and other terrestrial planets work. As a member of the Information Systems and Technology staff, the candidate would be responsible for supporting the Departments' research and teaching goals. The position of Systems Analyst provides programming, network support, and shares responsibility for managing the local area network.

Reports to the Manager, Information Technology, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and collaborates with other members of the IT staff, faculty, graduate and undergraduate body on assigned activities.

The Systems Analyst is responsible to the community for desktop support and troubleshooting of network services. The Systems Analyst, working with the IT staff, assist user to resolve problems with their Windows, Linux, and MacOS based workstations and servers. Much of the work requires a conceptual understanding of network attached systems and services and a working knowledge of programming and scripting to deliver end-user services.
Primarily, the incumbent is responsible for:
-    Maintaining roughly 20 Windows-based workstations connected to a stand-alone Windows Active Directory domain.
-    Provide help and assistance to a user-community of roughly 20 people who work with University-connected systems and desktop applications such as Microsoft Office.
-    Monitor and proactively work to protect the security of the network as well as research and provide guidance to the IT Manager on the latest security best-practices.
-    Design and provide for review to the IT Manager, ongoing changes of the existing network and implement those changes once a review is complete.
Other duties the incumbent is responsible for:
-    Work with faculty, staff, and students to maintain the healthy function of services and systems in the Department.
-    Install, configure, test, and maintain applications that serve the needs of teaching, administration, and research.
-    Communicate new requirements of the network to the IT Manager with accompanying recommendations for how best to address those changes to the requirements.
-    Review and understand departmental policies and guidelines and notify the IT Manager when those guidelines and policies are not met.
-    Collaborate with IT departments across the University of British Columbia.
-    Perform programming/scripting work in one or a combination of languages that will include Linux-shell scripting (bash), PowerShell, PHP, Python, C#/VB.NET.
-    Other related duties.

This position requires a junior to intermediate-level of skills and knowledge. No supervision is given, however the candidate will need to provide coaching and training for the user-community as technology changes.

Please submit your application to www.staffcareers.ubc.ca/26993

Posted: 
July 7, 2017
Deadline: 
July 21, 2017

Research Associate

UBC EOAS seeks a research associate with world class expertise in the area of fugitive gas release and its impacts on the environment including; natural gas from energy resource development and CO2 from geological carbon sequestration. Specific demonstrated expertise should be regarding behavior of fugitive gases in aquifers and impacts on groundwater resources; however advanced knowledge on the ‘life-cycle’ fate of fugitive gas including its migration through the unsaturated zone, efflux at surface and into the atmosphere is also required. Advanced knowledge on natural gas contamination of freshwater aquifers as well as demonstrated understanding on gas dissolution and transport processes in groundwater and stable carbon isotope tracer techniques associated with methane and its oxidation is preferred. The candidate will additionally have advanced knowledge in relation to general energy resource development and geo-engineering as well as extensive hydrogeological field experience in a range of settings including leading supervision of contractors and drillers. Moreover the successful candidate will have experience with designing controlled field studies over a range of scales including; 1) design, installation and operation of gas injection infrastructure and 2) design, installation and management of monitoring networks able to observe both physical migration of gas and aqueous phase processes.

Candidates must have a strong background in hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry holding a M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. from an institute of international standing and a proven publication record including at least 5 peer reviewed journal articles in high level journals in relation to the previously described areas of expertise. Additionally candidates should have experience with supervising and mentoring graduate students, preparing research proposals for funding agencies, working with regulators, and interfacing with local communities. Finally the candidate must have demonstrated teaching experience at graduate and undergraduate level and will be expected to contribute to teaching of courses in hydrogeology and environmental engineering as required.

Salary commensurate with experience and skills.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please submit your application through UBC Careers website posting # 26593.

Posted: 
May 31, 2017
Deadline: 
June 30, 2017