Job Opportunities

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

Instructor Position for Vancouver Summer Program

We are seeking one instructor to co-teach a course for the University of British Columbia Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences department’s contribution to the Vancouver Summer Program (VSP). The VSP is a one month condensed summer program offered to international undergraduate students to come and experience life and classes at UBC. Instructors will be responsible for four weeks of teaching (July 17th – August 11th total 19.5 contact hours), course preparation (some materials will be provided), marking, and several social activities with the students during that period. The course is part of a package of two courses, each taught for 3 hours per day (with some days off in the weeks due to students social activities), the successful candidate will work closely with the lead instructor and their co-instructor to provide a cohesive package to the students. Our emphasis is on active learning teaching methods where students are inspired to explore the subject matter through field trips, labs, discussions, and in class activities, and as such there is some flexibility in the course design and progression.

VSP Package A – The Dynamic Earth and Its Beautiful Treasures
We are seeking a co-instructor (1.5 credits) for the Earth’s Treasures course within this Package, which investigates the formation, exploration, mining and aspects of marketing of gemstones and precious metals.  We touch on topics such as fundamental scientific concepts, natural and synthetic gems and explore the world of fine jewelry. The origin, valuation and exploration strategies for gems such as diamonds and precious metals such as gold and platinum will be investigated here and placed into a fascinating international and Canadian geological context.
Experience teaching EOSC 118 Earth’s Treasures: Gold and Gems or similar would be beneficial.

Please forward your cover letter and resume to: by April 30, 2017 at 4pm.


April 18, 2017
April 30, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow-Hydrogeology Group/Antamina Waste Rock Weathering Study

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. The principal tasks will be to aid in the interpretation of a comprehensive data set of fluid flow, aqueous and solid phase geochemistry, temperature and gas composition collected over 10 years at a mine site in Peru. The successful candidate will interpret and integrate this data and assist a group of researchers and graduate students in the organization and authorship of papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The extensive dataset provides an opportunity to co-author multiple publications. There is an opportunity to contribute to other projects in the hydrogeology group.

Full details can be found in the attached PDF. 

February 23, 2017
April 20, 2017