Applications invited for professorial position

Faculty of Pure & Applied Science - Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Assistant Professor

Tenure-Track Appointment

Position #20606: The department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geology. The department includes 7 professors and an instructor, and approximately 100 undergraduate students in Geology, Environmental Geoscience and Environmental Science, and 12 graduate (M.Sc.) students in Geology, Environmental Science and Applied Geomatics.

The successful candidate should have a broad background in the earth sciences and a dedication to teaching of field courses and in at least three of the areas: metamorphic geology; tectonics and regional geology; mineralogy; introductory geology; introductory atmospheric science and climatology.  The candidate should be willing to develop a strong field-based research program and supervise graduate and honours students.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should possess a terminal degree in Geology or Earth Science. Eligible applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and a strong interest and aptitude for the teaching and mentoring of students.

Applications should be submitted to:

Robert Raeside, Department Head
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6


Applications should include a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, an indication of proposed research, and a statement about teaching capability. Names and contact information of three potential references should also be provided.

Closing Date: 6 December 2021

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The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact

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