Geophysics - Instructor (Term)

Ottawa (Region), Ontario
Mar 03, 2018
May 02, 2018
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The Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a 2-year appointment in geophysics at the rank of Instructor. The candidate will be expected to teach courses, beginning September 1, 2018, in geophysics, geodynamics at the second, third and fourth year levels, and to co-supervise undergraduate Honours student research projects and independent studies.

The undergraduate offering of the Department of Earth Sciences, which features a strong fieldwork component, includes B.Sc. programs (Honours, Major and General), as well as a Concentration in Geophysics (Honours). Geophysics forms an essential core requirement of six Earth Sciences programs, combined programs or concentrations, as well as a key component of the well subscribed and increasingly popular B.Sc. Honours program in Earth Sciences with a Concentration in Geophysics.

At the graduate level, the Department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. Together with the Department of Earth Sciences at the nearby University of Ottawa, we form the core of the Ottawa-Geoscience Centre (OCGC), a collaborative research and graduate institution. In addition, the main headquarters of the Geological Survey of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and several other federal, science-based agencies with whom we collaborate, are also located in the city. Further information about the Department may be obtained at

The position requires a Ph.D., with evidence of research in a field related to Geophysics, and evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in Applied Geophysics and Environmental Geophysics.

Please send application by email to Dr. Dariush Motazedian, Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 ( and Mrs. Sheila Thayer ( The competition is closed on April 30th, 2018, or until the position is filled. Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file, which includes a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a teaching dossier with a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of three referees.  Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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