Murray W. Pyke Chair
The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan is accepting applications for a tenure-track position as the Murray W. Pyke Chair, which is a new named Chair in Geological Sciences. The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (depending on experience) in the broad area of Hard-Rock Geology, with recognized expertise in one or more of the following areas: mineral deposit systems, petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, and tectonics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program with a strong emphasis on field work, and to participate broadly in undergraduate and graduate student teaching and research, including introductory courses, field schools, core geology and specialist courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. when appointed, which is expected to be July 1, 2013.
Murray Pyke was a distinguished graduate of the Department and a founder, executive and director of Comaplex Resources and Bonterra Energy, both of Calgary. A prominent figure in minerals and petroleum exploration in Canada, Murray spent many summers mapping the Precambrian Shield in northern Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. This work reflected his love of the outdoors, satisfied his scientific curiosity and nurtured a deep respect for the indigenous peoples of Canada with whom he worked and lived during those years.
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 12 Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach and international opportunities.
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. It offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to a student population of about 20,000 and is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities.
Applications, including a full curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, should be sent to:
W. Pyke Chair Search Committee
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Saskatchewan
114 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2, Canada
Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the above address.
We will begin reviewing applications after March 31, 2013.
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.