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Call for Nominations and Applications

*Sent on behalf of Meigan Aronson – Dean, Faculty of Science*


To:            Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences – Faculty, Staff & Students

From:        Meigan Aronson – Dean, Faculty of Science

Date:         March 1, 2019


Call for Nominations and Applications


Roger Beckie’s term as Head of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences ends on June 30, 2019. A search committee has been formed to conduct an internal UBC search for the next Head of the Department.  The position is open to all qualified candidates holding a tenured professorial rank, with strong preference being given to those at the rank of Professor.  The advertisement is attached and copied below.  Throughout the process, the search committee will be seeking input from all Department constituents.

I am requesting nominations and applications for the position of Head.  Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for two referees.  The application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019

The members of the Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Head Search Committee are:

Meigan Aronson

Dean, Science (Chair)

Greg Dipple


Philip Austin

Associate Professor

Valentina Radic

Assistant Professor

Tara Ivanochko

Senior Instructor

Renee Haggart

Director, Resources & Operations

Julia Soares

Graduate Student

Saadan Khalid

Undergraduate Student

Mike Gold

Head, Microbiology & Immunology



Internal Search

The Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the position of Head of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.  The Department is committed to excellence in earth, ocean and atmospheric research and education, and plays a key role in a range of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives at UBC and beyond. Further information about the department can be found at

We seek a dynamic individual with an excellent international profile for scholarly activities, a strong commitment to educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, a compelling research vision for the future of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at UBC, and demonstrated leadership abilities, including management, organizational, communication, and consensus-building skills.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall academic and non-academic leadership of the Department and will be a strong advocate for the Department within the University and in the national and international arenas.

The position is for a five-year term and will be available beginning July 1, 2019.  The successful candidate must hold a tenured professorial position at the University of British Columbia, with strong preference being given to a faculty member currently at the rank of Professor.  The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

Interested persons are strongly encouraged to send their applications to

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2019; applications will be processed as soon as they are received.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses when possible) of at least two references, should be sent to:

Dr. Meigan Aronson

Dean, Faculty of Science

University of British Columbia

2178-2207 Main Mall 

Vancouver, B. C.

Canada  V6T 1Z4


Tel: (604) 822-3337

Fax: (604) 822-0677


Job Details: 
PDF icon Head Profile.pdf
March 5, 2019
March 15, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow Hydrogeology Group / Energy and Environment Research Initiative

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellow in the field of contaminant hydrogeology or geochemistry to join our Energy and Environment Research initiative (  The principal tasks are to support research into the environmental effects of shale-gas development in British Columbia; with particular focus on fugitive natural gas including migration processes. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and publish peer-reviewed papers and reports for funders, pursue research in the lab and field, help support graduate students, organize field work, and liaise with local community groups, First Nations, industry and provincial agencies. There is an opportunity to contribute to other projects in the UBC hydrogeology group.

Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. in the field of contaminant hydrogeology, geochemistry, or related, and a record of research competence demonstrated by sustained publication in the peer-reviewed international scientific literature is required. Additionally, we seek a candidate with significant experience conducting hydrogeologic field investigations (including drilling supervision, monitoring well installation and hydraulic testing/sampling) as well as experience characterizing and interpreting dissolved gases in groundwater. Some knowledge of and experience in reactive-transport modeling and/or multiphase flow would also be considered an asset. The ideal candidate will be independent, self-motivated, have excellent oral and written communication skills, be well organized and be a team player. A one-year appointment will begin as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified; the appointment can be extended for one or more years. Salary is dependent upon educational level and experience; the starting salary is $60,000.00 CAD per annum + benefits.

Applications, including a 1 page cover letter, CV, copies of two relevant publications, and the names, e-mails, and phone numbers of three referees should be sent to Dana Caudle, Head's Coordinator, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of British Columbia, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4 e-mail: . The application deadline is March 31, 2019 but it will be extended if a suitable candidate has not been found. 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes expressions of interest from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.  

Roger Beckie
February 19, 2019
March 31, 2019

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - atmospheric science

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a related field and should be investigating processes relating to the field of atmospheric science, with research in the Earth's atmosphere or planetary atmospheres. All aspects of atmospheric science are of interest, including but not limited to, weather patterns and extreme events under climate change, fundamental processes in coupled climate systems, or boundary layer dynamics. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded and internationally recognized research program, successfully supervise graduate students, participate in departmental activities and demonstrate the potential to participate and collaborate in the atmospheric sciences programme. EOAS is dedicated to practicing excellence in teaching and evidence demonstrating interest in innovative teaching methods is desirable, along with demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.

Research and teaching interests in 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 ( We seek candidates who complement existing departmental strengths and have capacity and interest in interacting with other research groups both within and outside the department. Candidates should possess a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience.

Applications should include: i) a cover letter, ii) a detailed curriculum vita, iii) a one-page summary of research interests and accomplishments, iv) a one-page outline of a potential five-year research program, v) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, vi) three recent publications and vii) three (3) letters of reference.  Directions for how to submit your application can be found at  posting #31310.

In addition, the names and contact details of three referees should be entered here: We will contact your referees and ask them to submit reference letters. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their referees submit their letters before November 1, 2018.

Review of applications will start November 1, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful applicant is expected to start in July 2019 or at a date of mutual agreement. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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.

Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Raymond Andersen, by email at

September 25, 2018
October 31, 2018

Canvas Rovers

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences is looking for two (2) Graduate Academic Assistants to serve as “Canvas Rovers” during the fall term.

The purpose of these positions is to help instructors on an as-needed bases with setting up material and course content in the new system. The rovers need to be willing to learn the canvas system thoroughly as they will be the “go-to” canvas people within the department.

Job duties include:

  • Attend canvas training sessions and become familiar with the system
  • Work with instructors to set up content
  • Be available to meet with instructors throughout the term

This position would start approximately a week before term (August 27th, 2018) and run through the end of Term 1 (December 19th, 2018). The position may be extended into Term 2.

Hours and pay:

  • Hours to be determined by amount of help needed, maximum of 10 hours/week
  • $31.92/hour

Ideally, the persons holding these positions would have Teaching Assistant experience and be comfortable with computers.

If interested, please fill out the included application and email it to Dana Caudle ( by 4:00pm on August 20th.

August 13, 2018
August 20, 2018