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Limited Term Appointment (LTA), 3-year Assistant Professor Hydrogeologist Hydrologist

Brock University

About Brock University

Brock University is located on the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. This Territory is covered by the One Dish One Spoon Wampum Agreement and the Upper Canada Treaties. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working with Indigenous people. In all that we do, Brock University strives to honour and support the Indigenous peoples of whose Traditional Territory Brock University is located. Our commitment to Reconciliation and Decolonization are one of four strategic priorities of Brock’s 2018-2025 Strategic Plan. These priorities include fostering a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, reconciliation and decolonization. At Brock, “we believe that a diverse and welcoming learning community is built upon the foundation of exceptional students, faculty, staff and alumni. This requires that Brock be attractive and welcoming to people of all identities and accepting of the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous people within the Canadian state.”

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

Our Location

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home.

What We Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research. Research resources include conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases, and access to various research funding vehicles. For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Collective Agreement.

About the position

The Department of Earth Sciences at Brock University invites applications for three-year Limited Term Appointment (LTA) in Hydrogeology or Hydrology at the at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective January 1, 2023. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Geosciences or related discipline. Applicants should have a promising track record of scientific and research excellence as well as demonstrated strength in teaching and research supervision. The establishment of a potentially externally funded research program with supervision of undergraduate and graduate students is expected.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses for our Earth Science and Environmental Geoscience BSc programs as well as for the Department’s new BASc program in Earth and Planetary Science Communication. The person will be expected to continue the Department’s tradition of offering experiential learning opportunities within courses and through direct supervision.

Notes

Interested candidates are invited to electronically submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and the contact information for 3 academic references via the online application system here (please do not email application material to the department): Workday Link

The closing date for the position is 12:01am on August 31, 2022. The last business day to apply is August 30, 2022. Inquiries should be directed to Frank Fueten (Department Chair, ffueten@brocku.ca). Although we appreciate all applications received, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is part of the BUFA employee group.

About the department

The Department of Earth Sciences offers two PGO (Professional Geoscientists Ontario, https://www.pgo.ca/)-compliant undergraduate programs, the Earth Science program and the Environmental Geoscience program. In addition to these two programs, the department is preparing to offer a new BASc program in Earth and Planetary Science Communication in the Fall of 2023. The department also offers a thesis-based MSc program in Earth Science. Two cross-appointed faculty members homed in the Department of Geography & Tourism Studies and one adjunct faculty member contribute to this MSc program in Earth Sciences. More information about the department can be found at: https://brocku.ca/mathematics-science/earth-sciences/

Our Commitment

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. LGBTQ is an umbrella category and shall be read to include two-spirited people. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.
Please note that Brock University currently requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students or members of the public. As a condition of being hired, employees in these types of roles will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption.

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employment Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: talent@brocku.ca to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

At this time, initial interviews will be conducted virtually.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca