Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Calgary, Alberta
Commensurate to experience
Feb 25, 2019
Mar 27, 2019
Career Level
Education Level
Job Type
Tenure Track
Relocation Cost
Sector Type

About the Faculty of Science and Technology

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The Earth and Environmental Sciences department, within the Faculty of Science and Technology, supports three disciplines: Environmental Science, Geography, and Geology. 

A review of applications will begin after January 25, 2019 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.

About the Role

The successful candidate will have a focus in environmental geoscience with specific research interests in Earth Systems Science (e.g., hydrogeology, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides,  low temperature geochemistry, stable and radiogenic isotope chemistry, cosmogenic nuclides, paleoclimatology, and/or paleoenvironments) and the production, availability, and potential depletion of natural resources (e.g., soil, water, mineral, and energy).

The candidate must demonstrate excellence, or clear promise of excellence, in teaching in both lecture and laboratory settings. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver several courses per term at both the first-year and senior levels as part of the regular teaching load that contributes to our existing offerings in environmental science and geology as well as develop new courses commensurate with their expertise.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, student-focused research program, and create a strong external research network. The ability to attract external funding, or clear promise thereof, is desirable, and candidates will be assessed on their potential to maintain an on-going research program, suitable to a Mount Royal University context.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D., have or be eligible to apply for Professional Geoscientist designation with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and the development of a sustainable program of research.

Applicants should submit:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching excellence)
  • statement of research interests including most significant contributions to science
  • the names and contact information of three references

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. The successful candidate will be hired into the teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS). There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.

Candidates will also be encouraged to teach courses in General Education, Cluster-One: Numeracy and Scientific Literacy. The Department of General Education is responsible for the development and delivery of the liberal education component of all Mount Royal University undergraduate degree programs and offers required foundational first-year courses and a number of upper-level courses.  In foundation level courses students explore pre-disciplinary themes and subjects and are exposed to a range of academic disciplines while developing key undergraduate intellectual capacities. 

Closing Date:     Open until suitable candidate is found


A complete dossier should be submitted including curriculum vitae, list of three (3) references, evidence of teaching excellence, and, if the teaching/ scholarship/ service (TSS) pattern is desirable, evidence of intent to pursue a research program.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.