Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
Structural Geology/Tectonics
Geological Sciences, College of Arts & Science

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan is accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of Structural Geology and Tectonics. The Department seeks a versatile researcher who takes an integrative approach to elucidating the structural and tectonic evolution of the Earth’s crust.

The successful candidate will join a growing department and will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, and to participate broadly in undergraduate and graduate student teaching and research, including introductory courses, structural geology, and field schools. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. when appointed, which is expected to be July 1, 2012.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of about 20,000. The university is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities.

The College of Arts & Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities and fine arts, the social sciences and the sciences. There are over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the College and 325 faculty, including 14 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.

The Department of Geological Sciences in the Division of Science has 16 full-time faculty, including two Canada Research Chairs and two endowed research chairs, and excellent analytical and computing facilities. For detailed information about the Department, the applicants are encouraged to visit http://artsandscience.usask.ca/geology/. .

Applications, including résumé, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference, should be sent to:

Search Committee
Department of Geological Sciences
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan
114 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2, Canada
e-mail: jim.merriam@usask.ca   
Fax: 306-966-8593

We will begin reviewing applications after April 20, 2012.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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