Geophysics OR Sedimentology Canada Research Chair in Coastal Zone Processes, Dalhousie U

Research Chair – Tier II

Zone Processes

University is recognized internationally for our
world-class academic programs
and as one of Canada’s leading research institutions. With our
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 knowledge.

also home to the headquarters of the Ocean Frontier Institute
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;, government,
private and partner contributions, the OFI is a $220M

(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
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
understanding of the
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.

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
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
for more information regarding
eligibility criteria.

The complete application should include: CV, list
publications, a summary of research interests,
a statement of teaching
interests and experience, a completed Self-Identification
Questionnaire, which
can be found at, 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 appointment will be
effective 1 July 2017 or as negotiated.

application should be
sent to: Search Committee, c/o Ann Bannon, Department of Earth
Dalhousie University, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2; tel.
(902) 494 2358, fax (902) 494 6889, or e-mail: Ann.Bannon@Dal.Ca. 

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.  Information about the Earth Sciences department,
faculty, and research and teaching programmes can be found at:

This Tier
II CRC is reserved for external
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, including international post-docs, researchers, and
junior professors.  In the case of a tie,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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