Volume 22 No. 6

September 25, 2017

Employment Opportunities

Tenure-track Faculty position, Mineral Deposit Geology - Université Laval, Quebec

The tenure-track Faculty position is associated with the NSERC-Agnico Eagle Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Exploration, the main objective of which is to develop mineral exploration methodologies using the physical and chemical properties of indicator minerals.  Mineral exploration is also a research theme of the centre for the Geology and Engineering of mineral Resources (E4m).  Sustainable and responsible development of natural resources is a strategic axis of development for Universite Laval.  The selected candidate will have a solid expertise in Earth Sciences, including the fields of mineral deposit geology and metallogeny.  Expertise in mineral chemistry, in particular in situ analytical methods, is also desirable.

The review of candidates will start November 1, 2017.  Applications received beyond this date will be considered until position is filled.  For more information and how to apply, please see here.

Sedimentologist, Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, UBC

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites outstanding applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Sedimentology at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will integrate fieldwork with state of the art analytical and/or numerical methods to investigate sedimentological processes that have shaped Earth through time. S/he 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.

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 (http://www.eoas.ubc.ca/). We seek candidates who demonstrate potential in establishing a successful research program and have capacity and interest in interacting with other research groups both within and outside the department. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research ties with other parts of the UBC community that are active in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including the Departments and Faculties of Geography, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Land and Food Systems, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Statistics, and Computer Science, as well as the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. EOAS is also known for its dedication to teaching, and evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and interest in innovative teaching methods is required.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vita, a summary of research interests including a one-page outline of a potential five-year research program, a statement of teaching philosophy, three recent publications (pdf format), and the names and contact details of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference. Submit your application online at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php posting #27706. Review of applications will start November 14, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018 or upon a date of mutual agreement. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. 

If you have questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair by email at the following address:  Professor Lee Groat (email: )

University of Ottawa - Technician (1) - Radiocarbon Laboratory - A. E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory

Works in an advanced facility that has an accelerator mass spectrometer to measure radiocarbon content in earth, environmental, archeological and other samples. Assists senior technicians in preparing samples for radiocarbon analysis: performs and records measurements using benchtop equipment, balances, high vacuum extraction lines, chemicals, gases and heaters. Performs general maintenance, routine cleaning and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment and glassware.

Job description here

Programs and Events

MDRU 3rd Great Book Sale

MDRU is excited to host its 3rd Great Big Book Sale on October 26 & 27, 2017 in the ESB Atrium.  This year's proceeds will go directly to the Kamloops Food Bank & Outreach Society, for their continuing support of those affected by the BC wildfires in the central interior.  We'd like to extend the call for book donations of any genre/subject to all EOAS members and friends.  Book donation boxes will be placed in the Pacific Museum of Earth, ESB Main Office, and ESB 5th floor kitchen.  For larger donations or for students wishing to volunteer, please contact Sara Jenkins (sjenkins@eoas.ubc.ca) to arrange a pick-up.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!

SFU Earth Sciences Seminar, Friday September 29, 2017