Tenure-Track Position in Environmental Geoscience
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science at Dalhousie University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Geoscience at the Assistant Professor level. The applicant must demonstrate a record of outstanding research in fields bridging Earth surface processes, human activities, and the Environment. Examples include, but are not limited to, water resources, soil and surface processes, low temperature geochemistry, and biogeochemistry. Candidates are especially welcome who investigate terrestrial and freshwater environmental change related to anthropogenic drivers, including climate change. We encourage candidates whose research integrates field-based surveys and application of numerical modelling of earth system processes. Expertise in geospatial modelling is a benefit.
The successful candidate will contribute to an innovative, interdisciplinary environment and will be expected to cooperate and work with other researchers, drawing on and building research strengths and capacity, ideally in alignment with Dalhousie’s Research and Innovation Strategic Direction, and the Strategic Plan for the Faculty of Science.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. This position is part of the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award (DDFA) program. In keeping with the principles of employment equity, the DDFA program aims to correct historic underrepresentation. This position is therefore restricted to candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, women, persons with a disability, and persons of minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. (See http://www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid for definitions of these groups). All such qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in the field closely related to Environmental Geoscience. Eligible applicants must demonstrate exceptional research excellence and productivity, the ability to attain external grant funding for their research program and have a strong interest and aptitude for the teaching and mentoring of students. The successful candidate will be a successful early career scientist in Environmental Geosciences and will have demonstrated ability or potential to lead multidisciplinary research teams and establish world-class graduate programme.
Additional Qualifications Desired: Post-doctoral experience, a strong track record of scholarly publications in highly regarded peer-reviewed journals, a history of securing funding to conduct research, employment of cutting-edge field and data analytical methods, and ability to provide quality mentoring and teaching to undergraduate and graduate students.
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will: develop and maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program in science research and mentor graduate students; teach introductory and higher-level courses in areas that bridge core Environmental Science with Environmental Geoscience; ability to teach geospatial modelling is a benefit; and provide inter‐mural and extra-mural service to the University.
About the Department and University:
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a product of a recent merger between the Environmental Sciences Program and the Department of Earth Sciences and is currently in a faculty growth phase. Dalhousie University is recognized internationally for our world-class academic programs and as one of Canada’s leading research institutions. Dalhousie University welcomes talented scholars to our home by the ocean and to join our mission to make a lasting impact through the discovery, advancement and sharing of knowledge. The main campus is situated in Halifax – a city known for its vibrant spirit, rich history, and scenic waterfront. Information about the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, current faculty, and research and teaching programmes can be found at: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-environmental-sciences.html.
How to Apply
Application Deadline: 07/12/2021
Submit the following information via Dalhousie University’s PeopleAdmin system (http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/7109):
• a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position;
• a curriculum vitae;
• a maximum two-page document describing the candidate’s proposed research program;
• a one-page statement describing teaching philosophy and teaching interests; and
• the contact information for at least three referees with knowledge of your work and/or recognized expertise in your discipline. Letters of reference will be solicited by the Search Committee for short-listed candidates and should not be sent with the initial application.
Assessment of applications will begin on 15th October 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. The appointment will be effective 1st July 2022 or as negotiated.