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Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg (City), Manitoba
Closing date
Jun 9, 2023

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Mid Career
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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Assistant Professor
Position number 33650

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a Probationary (Tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning as early as January 1, 2024 in the general area of Environmental Geophysics. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

We seek candidates in any area of geophysics whose work has an environmental aspect (e.g., in areas including but not limited to hydrogeophysics, archeogeophysics, and agricultural geophysics). The Department offers programs in Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Geoscience and we particularly invite candidates who can teach in any of these disciplines and complement the existing research programs in the Department. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in geophysics, preferably with postdoctoral experience and a proven record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in geophysics and establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program. Additional teaching may include courses in applied geophysics, data analysis and field school. Other duties include student mentorship and supervision, and professional service for the department, the University, and the community.

The Department of Earth Sciences, housed on the banks of the Red River, provides an exciting environment for teaching and research. The Department is home to 11 tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, and offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Geology, Environmental Geoscience and Geophysics. It has a well-established national and international research reputation with strengths in mineralogy, geochemistry, sedimentology, palaeontology, geophysics, and environmental geosciences. The department and Material Institute of Manitoba have over $10 million of equipment housed in major, multi-user laboratories. To learn more about the University of Manitoba, the Faculty and the Department of Earth Sciences please visit

Applications, addressed to Chair of Search Committee Environmental Geophysics, must be sent electronically as a single pdf file by July 31st, 2023 to Jennifer Hollar, Department of Earth Sciences, at Please refer to position # 33650 in the application. Review of applications will commence August 1st, 2023.

Applications should include: a cover letter outlining specific interests in the position, detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a research plan. Please have three letters of reference sent directly to Jennifer Hollar.

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

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

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