Tenure-track Faculty position in mineral deposit geology

Quebec / Québec, Quebec (CA)
Academic rank will be assessed commensurate with experience, and salary will be determined according
Oct 15, 2018
Nov 14, 2018
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The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering (www.ggl.ulaval.ca) consists of 12 professors, two of whom hold Research Chairs and two others with Leadership Teaching Chairs. The department is host to two undergraduate programs, Geology and Geological Engineering. It also offers two masters and a PhD in Earth Sciences. The student body includes over 140 undergraduate and 40 graduate students. 

The Department hosts the NSERC-Agnico Eagle Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Explorationand modern laboratories including the Microanalysis Laboratory. Mineral exploration is a major research axis for the department and a research theme of the Centre for the Geology and Engineering of Mineral Resources (E4m). Responsible development of natural resources is a strategic axisof development for Université Laval.


 Description of position 

 Tenure-track Faculty position ; 

 Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in geology, mineral deposits, and metallogeny; 

 Develop and secure external funding for a high quality research program in the fields of mineral exploration, mineral deposit geology, and metallogeny; 

 Supervise and coordinate graduate student research in the fields of mineral exploration, mineral deposit geology, and metallogeny; 

 Assume an active role within the department by contributing to administrative and academic activities of the department; 

Selection criteria 

The selected candidate will have a solid expertise in Earth Sciences, in the field of mineral exploration, mineral deposit geology and metallogeny. 

Furthermore, the selected candidate will have to meet the following criteria:

 have been awarded an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in geology, geological engineering or in a related field, and a doctoral degree in a field that is appropriate to the position; 

 demonstrate the ability to develop, fund and manage a high-quality and high-impact research program; 

 provide evidence of ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary research teams and networks and demonstrate a positive contribution to these research entities; 

 demonstrate strong communication skills by communicating clearly the results and impact of relevant research achievements; 

 provide evidence of being able to provide excellent teaching in the domain; 

 be a member in good standing with the Ordre des géologues du Québec or the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. Otherwise, the selected candidate will be required to provide a plan that will demonstrate that this requirement can be met within a period of three (3) years.

Considering that teaching is delivered in French, the selected candidate should be proficient in written and spoken French, or should become proficient in written and spoken French within a period of three (3) years.