[ES_JOBS_NET] FW: mineralogist-economic geologist position

Baker, Leslie lbaker at uidaho.edu
Fri Feb 22 10:15:26 MST 2013



Mineralogist / Economic Geologist 


Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus, invites applications for a
tenure-track appointment in Geology at a rank commensurate with
experience and qualifications. The appointment will commence on August
1, 2013. 


All candidates will have a completed (or nearly completed) Ph.D.in
Geology or a closely related field. The candidate will have a
demonstrated ability in teaching and a record of research in the general
area of mineralogy or economic geology, preferably with specialization
in gold or Cr-Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization, though candidates with
experience in other deposit types are welcome. 


The successful candidate will contribute to Department offerings at both
the undergraduate and graduate levels. These will include existing
courses in basic mineralogy and ore petrology, as well as possibly new
courses in the candidate's area of expertise. An ability and willingness
to teach courses outside of the main area of interest will be considered
an asset. The successful candidate will also be expected to supervise
undergraduate and graduate student thesis research as well as
participate in our fourth-year undergraduate field school. The
successful candidate is expected to conduct an active research program
and to seek external financial support for this research from both
government agencies and the private sector. Mineral exploration and
mining activities are key economic drivers in the region, and ample
opportunities for collaborative or contract research exist.
Instrumentation available for the successful candidate's use includes
new ICP-MS and high resolution FESEM-EDX systems, as well as XRD,
ICP-AES, a fluid inclusion stage with IR, several spectroscopy systems,
state of the art microscopes with digital imagers, and assorted other


Lakehead University is in the process of developing a Centre of Mineral
Exploration and Sustainable Mining Development. The successful candidate
will be expected to contribute to this initiative. 


For further information, please contact Dr. Philip Fralick, acting Chair
of the Department of Geology, at (807) 343-8288 or pfralick at lakeheadu.ca
<mailto:pfralick at lakeheadu.ca> . 


Review of applications for each position will begin on April 15, 2013
and continue until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of
interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as
a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, course
outlines), sample publications, and contact information for three
referees to: 






Dr. Andrew P. Dean 

Dean of Science and Environmental Studies 

Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1 

Tel: 807-766-7211 

e-mail: sesod at lakeheadu.ca <mailto:sesod at lakeheadu.ca>  


A completed Confirmation of Immigration/Citizenship Status should
accompany your package. This form is available on our website at

Lakehead University is an equal opportunity employer


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