Thursday, December 4, 2014

Memorial University: High-Temperature Geochemistry, Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University is seeking applicants with expertise in High-Temperature Geochemistry to fill a tenure-track position (Ref.: VPA #EASC-2014-001) at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank and build on existing strengths in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), including laser ablation-ICP-MS, multi-collector ICP-MS, and related methods. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake technique development with potential applications to igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochronology, tectonics, lithogeochemistry, mineralogy, economic geology, environmental geology, and/or petroleum geoscience. Candidates with expertise in technique development related to in situ mineral chemistry and isotopic analysis, solution ICP-MS, U-Pb geochronology, radiogenic tracer isotopes, heavy stable isotopes, and/or fluid inclusion analysis are especially encouraged to apply. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The applicant must be able to deliver undergraduate courses in geochemistry and develop graduate courses in his/her area of expertise. In addition, he/she will be expected to establish an externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and collaborate with research partners both at Memorial University and externally, potentially including those in industry and government. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: a PhD in Earth Sciences; an exceptional record of peer-reviewed research; teaching experience; and a demonstrated capacity to develop and lead a high quality research program in the development and application of ICP-MS methods in the Earth Sciences.

The Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University is one of the largest and most diverse in Canada. With approximately 30 facultymembers, including 2 Canada Research Chairs, over 15 staff members, and leading-edge teaching and research facilities, the Department is able to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In addition to offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Earth Sciences, the Department participates in Memorial's interdisciplinary graduate program in environmental science ( The successful candidate will have access to modern analytical facilities within the Department of Earth Sciences (, as well as those managed by Memorial University's CREAIT network ( Other research and teaching resources available at Memorial University include the Ocean Sciences Centre, the Bonne Bay Marine Station in Gros Morne National Park, the Labrador Institute, and the Harlow Campus outside London, England.

Applications must be received by February 1, 2015. Candidates should submit a letter of application with the names and contact information (including email) of three referees, current curriculum vitae, and a statement of planned research program and teaching interests to: Dr. John M. Hanchar, Head, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada A1B 3X5, or, preferably, email applications in PDF format to: Additional information is available at or by contacting Dr. John Hanchar, Head of Earth Sciences at or by telephone at 709-864-2334.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering a diverse set of undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's (, a very safe, friendly city with great historical charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Partners of candidates for positions are invited to include their résumés for possible matching with other job opportunities for which they are encouraged to apply.

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