[MSA-talk] Two Tenure track positions in Economic Geology and Ore deposits at University of Toronto

Grant Henderson henders at es.utoronto.ca
Thu Oct 5 19:16:05 EDT 2017

Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship positions in Economic Geology 
and Mineral Deposits at the University of Toronto.
The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto is seeking two 
outstanding individuals for appointment at its St. George (downtown) 
campus at the rank of Assistant Professor in fields of economic geology 
and mineral deposits. The appointments will commence on July 1, 2018.

The successful candidates should address ore genesis and exploration 
using cross-disciplinary research with innovative field-based, 
experimental or computational methods. We welcome applications from 
candidates in the research areas of petrology, structural geology, 
sedimentology and geochemistry or any combination of these. The wealth 
of mineral resources in Canada and the exceptionally strong presence of 
the mining and financial industries in Toronto will provide an 
outstanding opportunity for the new hires to establish strong industry 
collaborations. The new faculty members will conduct complementary 
research in the field of economic geology and join the Earth Sciences 
group to contribute to the research and teaching excellence at the 
University of Toronto. In addition to establishing an internationally 
recognized independent research program, the successful candidates must 
have a strong demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. She/he 
will be expected to teach introductory geoscience courses and graduate 
and upper level undergraduate courses in fields related to their 
specialization, and conduct field-based teaching of undergraduate and 
graduate students.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences by the time of 
the appointment, or shortly thereafter, and possess excellence in 
research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in high-ranking 
and field-relevant academic journals or a research pipeline that is at 
high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, and 
strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence 
of excellence in teaching is demonstrated through teaching 
accomplishments, teaching statement and strong letters of reference 
submitted with the application. Salary will be commensurate with 
qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking the link below.
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a 
complete list of publications, electronic copies of three most 
significant contributions, a brief outline of proposed research, and a 
statement of teaching philosophy and interests. Please combine 
attachments into one clearly labelled file in PDF format; please include 
applicant surname in the file name. Applicants should also arrange for 
three referees to provide confidential letters on letterhead and signed, 
to be sent directly by the referee to the Department via email to 
geol_sec at es.utoronto.ca by the closing date. The deadline for receipt of 
completed applications (including letters of recommendation) is November 
20, 2017. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Inquiries should be directed to the office of the Chair of the 
Department of Earth Sciences (geol_sec at es.utoronto.ca). We encourage 
applicants to review research and teaching activities in the department 
before applying. For more information about the Department of Earth 
Sciences, please visit http://www.es.utoronto.ca/.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its 
community and especially welcomes applications from racialized 
persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North 
America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may 
contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief 
Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly 
related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search 
committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for 
institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see 
All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; however, 
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Grant S Henderson

W.M. Keck Chair in Geology
Earth Sciences
University of Toronto
22 Russell St, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3B1
(416) 978 6041
henders at es.utoronto.ca

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