Faculty Position Department of Geological Sciences

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May 12, 2011

Department of Geological Sciences
Position start date: September 1, 2011 or soon as possible thereafter
Closing date for applications: May 21, 2011
Position number: 11968
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Department of Geological Sciences
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Watershed Systems Research Chair (Junior)

The Department of Geological Sciences in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a Junior Chair in Watershed Systems Research. The position is a full-time tenure-track faculty position with initial appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank depending on qualifications. The position is to commence September 1st, 2011 or as soon thereafter as is mutually agreeable. Appointment as Chair is for a five-year period. The Chair is part of a Watershed Systems Research Program, funded by the Province of Manitoba aimed at improving water quality in Manitoba and focused on reducing non-point contamination of water within Lake Winnipeg’s watershed.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, independent, externally-funded, research program. They will provide expertise in one or more of the following areas:

▪ processes at the terrestrial-aquatic interface as related to the source, transport, and fate of nutrients and contaminants from land.

▪ groundwater – surface water interactions and watershed hydrology

▪ biogeochemistry, ecosystem health and dynamics, toxic metals, and contaminant dispersal
The successful applicant’s research program is expected to complement the research of a Senior Chair in Watershed Systems Research at the University of Manitoba within a multi-disciplinary research program. The successful candidate is also expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Geological Sciences, and to supervise undergraduate and graduate student research.

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Geology, Hydrology, Physical Geography, Biogeochemistry, Geomicrobiology, Soil Science, Geophysics or a related field and evidence of strong research and teaching potential. The ideal candidate will have experience in multi-disciplinary research and collaboration.

The Department of Geological Sciences has 16 full-time faculty members, offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Geology and Geophysics. The Department has a well-established national and international research reputation with particular strengths in mineralogy, isotope geochemistry, and Earth Materials research. It has world-class analytical laboratory facilities. The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources is responsible for teaching, research and outreach in the broad areas of the Earth, environment, sustainable development and resources. It includes a Canadian Excellence Research Chair in Arctic System Science; a Research Centre for Earth Observation Science in the Department of Environment and Geography; and a Research Centre for Community Based Resource Management in the Natural Resources Institute. Further information about the Department, Faculty, and University of Manitoba can be obtained from http://www.umanitoba.ca.

Winnipeg is a cosmopolitan city with a population of 670,000. It offers all the facilities of a major city but with the atmosphere of a smaller, friendly city. Winnipeg provides a high quality of life and a rich cultural environment and offers access to some of the most beautiful lake country and recreational facilities in North America. In addition it boasts one of the lowest cost-of-living among major cities in Canada. Learn more about Winnipeg at http://www.winnipeg.ca.

Applicants should send: a complete curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; a sample of 3-5 publications; a description of their teaching philosophy; and names and contact information of three referees by: May 21st 2011 to:

Dr. Ian Ferguson
Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Geological Sciences
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Tel. 204-474-8857, Fax 204-474-7623

Please specify position number 11968. Electronic submissions are encouraged.

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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