Chair in Economic Geology

University of Ottawa


The Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa invites applications for an industry-supported Chair in Economic Geology, a permanent tenure-track position with expertise in mineralogy, petrology or allied field.

Title of the position: Academic rank will be assessed commensurate with experience.

Duties: The responsibilities include: 1)supervision of graduate students, teaching an undergraduate course in mineralogy, and teaching graduate courses in their field of research; 2) securing external funding for a high quality research program in the fields of mineral exploration, mineral deposit geology, or the geodynamic setting of ore deposits; and 3) performing an active role within the department by contributing to administrative and academic activities of the department and faculty The anticipated start date of the position is July 1, 2020.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Wage: Salary scales for Assistant Professor is starting at $86,986 (as of May, 2020).

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work:  Department of Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa, STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Contact information: Dr. David Schneider, Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5,

Skills requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D.  
  • Work experience: additional research experience is desirable, such as a post-doctoral or industry-related position.

Application deadline: Review of application will begin November 1st, 2019 until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a package including:

  • a letter of application formally expressing interest in the position, summarizing the proposed research program and strategies of the candidate's pedagogical approach to teaching Earth Science
  • a curriculum vitae
  • the names and full contact details of three professional references

The application package should be sent by post or email to:

Search Committee
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Ottawa
150 Louis-Pasteur Pvt.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5


Other information:

Analytical laboratories on campus include X-ray (SCXRD, PXRD, XRF), microbeam (SEM, TEM, EMPA), and geochemical (LA-ICP-MS, ICP-ES, ICP-OES) facilities, Canada’s National Accelerating Mass Spectrometer Laboratory, and noble gas and stable isotope instrumentation. The candidate must be able to teach in both French and English, the two official languages of the university

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.


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