Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Mineralogy

The Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Mineralogy at the Assistant Professor level.

The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2008.

Position Requirements

Candidates require a PhD in a relevant discipline. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous externally funded research program in Mineralogy that complements existing departmental strengths in metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous petrology, hydrocarbon reservoir characterization, physical and chemical hydrology, and environmental geoscience. He/she will contribute to the maintenance and acquisition of mineralogically-related analytical equipment. He/she will play an active role in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including supervision of graduate students. Undergraduate teaching responsibilities will include Mineralogy (including crystallography and optical mineralogy) and more advanced courses at the candidate's discretion in consultation with the department head.

The Department of Geoscience is one of the largest Geoscience departments in North America, with over 400 majors. The Department brings in Can$5 million per year in external research funding and is going through a period of significant expansion. Additional information on the Department is available at:

The University of Calgary is situated within an hour of the Front Ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city of Calgary is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada and is widely recognized for its excellent quality of life.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a research plan, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and arrange to have three reference letters forwarded to:

Mineralogy Search Committee
Department of Geoscience
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
Telephone: 403-220-8863
Fax: 403-284-0074

The deadline for applications is February 29, 2008.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.


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