This page lists faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellow, and research associate opportunities. Graduate student research opportunities are posted on a separate webpage.
EOSC 340 Part-Time Sessional Lecturer
EARTH, OCEAN and ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Part-Time Sessional Lecturer
EOSC 340: Global Climate Change
We seek a co-instructor to teach 50% of EOSC 340: Global Climate Change in Term 1 of the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning in September 2019.
The focus will be on paleoclimate, including the use of stable isotopes to reconstruct past temperatures and ice volumes, solar forcing due to Milankovitch Cycles, and variations in the carbon cycle on timescales of decades to millions of years. Lecture material including notes and online exercises will be provided. The required course text is “Introduction to Modern Climate Change” by Andrew Dessler, and the prerequisite preparation for students taking the course is first year calculus, physics and chemistry.
For more information on the course please refer to: https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/courses/eosc340/eosc340.htm
Responsibilities of the co-instructor include:
• Review existing and/or modify/develop new pre-class reading and reading quizzes.
• Review existing and/or modify/develop new weekly assignments
• Deliver lectures using clickers and worksheets in class
• Interact with students
• Oversee midterms and the final examination
The co-instructor will be responsible for 50% of this 3-credit course. 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; students currently enrolled in a M.Sc. program are not eligible for this position).
Please provide a curriculum vitae. Applications and supporting materials should be addressed to Roger Beckie, Head, Earth Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Room 2020, Earth Sciences Building, 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 by June 24, 2019. E-mail submissions should be sent to . Applicants who have not previously lectured in EOAS 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.
Review of applications will begin June 25, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Postdoctoral Fellow – Reactive Transport Modeling / Mine Waste Management
UBC EOAS seeks a postdoctoral fellow with world-class expertise in the area of multicomponent reactive transport modeling including the development and application of reactive transport codes. This PDF position is offered under the umbrella of the NSERC Strategic Network TERRENET (https://terre-net.ca/). The TERRENET (Toward Environmentally Responsible Resource Extraction NETwork) program promotes the broad collaboration and knowledge sharing necessary to address the technical and social challenges associated with responsible resource extraction. NSERC-TERRENET unites leading experts from universities across Canada working in the fields of geochemistry, hydrogeology, mineralogy, biogeochemistry, waste-water processing, geotechnical engineering, nanotechnology, environmental microbiology, resource economics, environmental sociology, and Indigenous interactions.
Applicants must demonstrate expertise in the development of large complex computer codes involving fluid dynamics and or geochemistry problems. It is expected that applicants will be familiar with the programming languages Fortran90 and C. Candidates must have a strong background in hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry holding a Ph.D. from an institute of international standing and a proven publication record in peer reviewed journals. Prior experience related to the environmental management of mine waste is preferred. Additionally, candidates should have experience with mentoring undergraduate or graduate students.
The successful applicant will contribute towards the enhancement of the multicomponent reactive transport code MIN3P-THCm with applications specific to environmental aspects of mine waste management, in particular waste rock. The successful applicant will take a lead role in selected project components, but will also work with a group of TERRENET MSc and PhD students at UBC and other Network institutions on reactive transport modeling aspects of the program. This PDF position includes opportunities for an exchange with one or more of the other six Network institutions.
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 per e-mail to Ulrich Mayer ( )
Open until position is filled
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:
Dean, Science (Chair)
Director, Resources & Operations
Head, Microbiology & Immunology
HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF EARTH, OCEAN & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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 https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/.
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 email@example.com.
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
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 (http://eeri.ubc.ca). 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.
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 4:00pm on August 20th.