William E. White Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Kingston, Ontario
Aug 19, 2020
Sep 18, 2020
Career Level
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The position is funded by the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


The William E. White Postdoctoral Fellowship, created from a fund endowed by the estate of William E. White, will be awarded to an outstanding scientist who has completed a Ph.D. degree, normally within the two-year period preceding the time of the appointment.


The area of research is open, but the scholar’s research must be complementary to that being pursued in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering. The research program to be undertaken and the level of support of research costs and moving expenses will be negotiated with a faculty member at the time the award is made. Potential applicants may obtain an outline of current research interests on the Departmental website http://www.queensu.ca/geol/home and are required to initiate contact with a potential faculty supervisor in advance of applying. Fit with the research interests of the Department and the research excellence of the candidate will be the primary considerations in the selection process.


The supervisor will be a Faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University.


Remuneration: No less than $60,000 annually


Start Date and Duration of Appointment: January 1, 2021 – 2-year appointment


Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent. A strong record of peer-reviewed publications in the applicant’s research field and presentations at international research conferences is expected.


Required Documentation: Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a 2-page proposed research statement, (4) two samples of research writing, and (5) names and contact information of three references.


Application Deadline: October 1, 2020.


Application Procedure: Submit applications to GSGE Positions (gsge-positions@queensu.ca) with Application for the William E White Postdoc in the subject line.


Inquiries about the William E. White Postdoctoral Fellowship or details about the position can be requested from Prof. Laurent Godin (godinl@queensu.ca)


Employment Equity: The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.


Accommodation in the Workplace: The University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee's accessibility needs due to disability. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Mr. Paul Bass at pdb@queensu.ca.


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