[ES_JOBS_NET] Dalhousie University - Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Coastal Zone Processes

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Dec 7 13:11:27 MST 2016

*Dalhousie University*
*Department of Earth Sciences*

*Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Coastal Zone Processes*

Dalhousie University is recognized internationally for our world-class
academic programs and as one of Canada’s leading research institutions.
With our 200th anniversary on the horizon in 2018, Dalhousie welcomes
talented scholars to our home by the ocean and to join our mission to make
a lasting impact through the discovery, advancement and sharing of

Dalhousie is also home to the headquarters of the Ocean Frontier Institute
(OFI; www.dal.ca/ofi). As an international hub for ocean science focused on
the Northwest Atlantic and Canada’s Arctic gateway, OFI will bring together
elite researchers and institutes from across the globe to understand our
changing oceans and create safe, sustainable solutions for ocean
development. Including a $93.7M award through the Canada First Research
Excellence Fund program (CFREF; www.cfrefapogee.gc.ca), government, private
and partner contributions, the OFI is a $220M enterprise.

This Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) is one of a cluster of CRCs to
coincide with the establishment of the OFI. The appointment is tenure
stream and will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in
the Department of Earth Sciences. The priorities of the appointment are the
excellence of the candidate and the ability to grow an externally-funded,
world-class research program. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in
the Earth Sciences, with the ability to develop and employ leading-edge
geophysical or sedimentological methods to advance geoscientific
understanding of the coastal zone in the broadest sense. The geophysicist
shall have expertise in both the collection and interpretation of marine
geophysical data. The sedimentologist shall have strengths in terrestrial
or marine clastic or carbonate sedimentology and the proxy records included
within them. Candidates must have demonstrable capacity to establish a
research program in modern coastal zone processes.

The Canada Research Chair Program was established by the Government of
Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and
enhance their role as world-class centres of research in the global and
knowledge-based economy. Contingent on final approval, the CRC is tenable
for five years with the option to renew once. The CRC is expected to engage
in teaching within their specialties at the undergraduate and graduate
levels, and supervise graduate and undergraduate research. At the end of
the appointment, the candidate will be a regular faculty member. CRC Tier
II candidates are exceptional emerging researchers acknowledged by their
peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Applicants should
consult www.chairs.gc.ca for more information regarding eligibility

The complete application should include: CV, list of publications, a
summary of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and
experience, a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which can be
found at www.dal.ca/selfid/becounted), and the contact information for at
least 5 referees with knowledge of your work and/or recognised expertise in
your discipline. Letters of reference will be solicited by the Search
Committee and should not be sent with the initial application. Assessment
of applications will begin January 5, 2017, and continue until a suitable
candidate is found.

The application should be sent to:

Search Committee, c/o Ann Bannon
Department of Earth Sciences.
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 4R2

tel. (902) 494 2358 <(902)%20494-2358>
fax (902) 494 6889 <(902)%20494-6889>
or e-mail: Ann.Bannon at Dal.Ca.

The appointment will be effective 1 July 2017 or as negotiated.

The Department is ranked 4th among Earth Sciences departments in Canada by
MacLean’s Magazine and is currently in a faculty growth phase. The main
campus is situated in Halifax – a city known for its youthful spirit, rich
history, and scenic waterfront.

This Tier II CRC is reserved for external recruitment. Only candidates who
are external to Dalhousie University may apply. Dalhousie is committed to
fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The
university encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people,
persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of
minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified
candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.

Information about the Earth Sciences department, current faculty, and
research and teaching programmes can be found at: http://www.dal.ca/faculty/
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