Volume 23 No. 36

May 21, 2019

Employment Opportunities

Two PhD opportunities in Paleoceanography at NORCE Norwegian Research Centre in Bergen, Norway

Two PhD positions are available at the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) within the cross-disciplinary research project "A Genetic View into Past Sea Ice Variability in the Arctic (AGENSI)", funded through an ERC Consolidator Grant.

The first PhD project in Molecular Ecology and Paleoceanography will focus on using environmental ancient DNA for Late Quaternary sea ice reconstructions. We are looking to fill this position with a student that has a background in molecular ecology, so we would appreciate if you could distribute the announcement to colleagues and students in microbiology/molecular ecology/bioengineering.

The second PhD project in Paleoceanography will focus on palynology and biomarkers to assess Arctic sea ice variability in the Late Quaternary. We would appreciate it if you could forward this position to prospective students with a background in geosciences/biosciences.

Application deadline is 11 June 2019

Applied Watershed Scientist (Limited-term faculty), SFU

The School of Environmental Sciences, Simon Fraser University seeks applications for two-year Limited-Term faculty position in Applied Watershed Science.  The appointment will commence August 1, 2019.  

The successful candidate will be ideally a physical scientist interested in the practice of watershed restoration, with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with restoration ecologists and practitioners. We seek highly motivated individuals in a broad range of fields related to performance and assessment of restoration, watershed management and restoration science. The successful candidate should have demonstrated research ability and potential for teaching excellence, ideally at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

This position will play a key role in supporting the Master of Science in Ecological Restoration (MER) program. The individual will be responsible for the teaching of at least two graduate courses, core to the MER program and supervision of MER Applied Research Projects. The individual will be expected to have an understanding of scientific method and an enthusiastic approach to supporting graduate student development and guiding critical insights into the process of scientific research and practice in ecological restoration.

The successful applicant will contribute to a diverse research and teaching community at SFU, joining a group of physical and biological scientists, spread across Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, and Resource and Environmental Management.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. at the time they apply for the position. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Candidates should submit a single pdf to  '; // -->  that includes:

  1. A one-page cover letter (include a statement of citizenship and/or residency status)
  2. A two-page statement of research experience, interests, and future directions
  3. A full CV that includes a list of publications, teaching experience, and graduate supervision
  4. Names and contact information of three references

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Rebecca Ho, Manager, Environmental Science at  '; // --> .

Search Committee chair:

Dr. Jeremy Venditti, Director
School of Environmental Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, see the Collection Notice.

Lecturer Position, Earth Science, University of Toronto Mississauga

Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a 1-year part-time (60%) limited-term lecturer position in the field of Earth Science.

The application deadline is Friday, June 14th and the start date of the position is July 1, 2019.