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Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Science

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to approximately 12,000 FTE students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement and faculty professional development.

The Department of Physical Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Science at MacEwan University invites applications for a Tenure-Track appointment in Earth and Planetary Sciences, at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in sedimentology, commencing July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will have a focus in sedimentary processes and systems, with a preference given to candidates with a background in Environmental Sedimentology. 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, contributing to our existing offerings in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy and developing new courses commensurate with their expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, student-focused research program within their field, and build a broad external research network. The ability to attract external funding, or clear promise thereof, is desirable. Comfort in a multidisciplinary department and a desire to undertake field teaching and research are also considered assets.

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in the geosciences or related relevant area of expertise and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. All application materials, including three letters of reference sent directly by referees, quoting the competition number, should be sent to careers@macewan.ca

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Evan Hackett, Chair, Department of Physical Sciences. Contact information available at: http://www.macewan.ca/wcm/SchoolsFaculties/ArtsScience/Programs/BachelorofScience/Disciplines/EarthandPlanetarySciences/index.htm

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Tenure-Track
Salary The current annual salary range for Ph.D. level Assistant Professors is $66,788 to $108,110.
Closing Date A review of applications will begin after December 15, 2017 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.
Competition No. 17.10.220

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