Tenure Track Faculty Position - Department of Geology (Thunder Bay Campus)

Department of Geology

Tenure Track Appointment (Thunder Bay)

The Department of Geology at Lakehead University invites applications for a Tenure Track Appointment. We are looking for a candidate to establish a dynamic and externally-funded program of research in Structural Geology at Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay campus. A strong interest in Economic Geology, particularly magmatic and hydrothermal ore deposits, is a significant asset. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses for the Department of Geology. The position will commence August 1, 2021 at a rank commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For consideration, candidates will have:

  • An earned Ph.D. in Geology with demonstrated expertise in structural geology from a Ph.D. granting institution recognized by Canadian Universities, with the ability to apply this expertise to ore deposit studies;
  • A successful track record of high-quality research, and the communication of research through both traditional and non-traditional venues;
  • A demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Desire and ability to help build enrollment at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course delivery is highly desired.

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise complementary to existing department strengths in ore deposit studies, sedimentology and Precambrian geology. Candidates are expected to offer introductory and advanced courses, supervise theses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning, independent critical thinking and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

The Department of Geology at Lakehead University is a dynamic group of interdisciplinary researchers with active field and laboratory research programs in economic geology, Archean tectonics, as well as early Earth atmosphere and terrestrial biogeochemistry. We are a small department with a strong focus on experiential learning and have strong connections with the local industry. Lakehead University has several centralized labs to support research, including the Lakehead University Environmental Laboratory, and the Lakehead University Instrumentation Lab.

For further information, please contact Dr. Pete Hollings, Chair of Geology (peter.hollings@lakeheadu.ca). Detailed information on the Department is available through the website of the Department of Geology (www.geology.lakeheadu.ca).

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of course delivery, course outlines and teaching evaluations for previously-taught courses), and the names and contact information of three references. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada form must accompany your package. This form is available on our website at https://www.lakeheadu.ca/faculty-and-staff/departments/services/hr/employment-opportunites 

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Dr. Todd Randall, Dean

Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 5E1

Email: to applications.ses@lakeheadu.ca

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343 8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.