Assistant Professor - Economic Geology and Mineral Deposits

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Economic Geology and Mineral Deposits - 1701756

The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto is seeking two outstanding individuals for appointment at its St. George (downtown) campus at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of economic geology and mineral deposits. The appointments will commence on July 1, 2018.

The successful candidates should address ore genesis and exploration using cross-disciplinary research with innovative field-based, experimental or computational methods. We welcome applications from candidates in the research areas of petrology, structural geology, sedimentology and geochemistry or any combination of these. The wealth of mineral resources in Canada and the exceptionally strong presence of the mining and financial industries in Toronto will provide an outstanding opportunity for the new hires to establish strong industry collaborations. The new faculty members will conduct complementary research in the field of economic geology and join the Earth Sciences group to contribute to the research and teaching excellence at the University of Toronto. In addition to establishing an internationally recognized independent research program, the successful candidates must have a strong demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. She/he will be expected to teach introductory geoscience courses and graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in fields related to their specialization, and conduct field-based teaching of undergraduate and graduate students.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences by the time of the appointment, or shortly thereafter, and possess excellence in research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in high-ranking and field-relevant academic journals or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching is demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, teaching statement and strong letters of reference submitted with the application. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking the link below.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications, electronic copies of three most significant contributions, a brief outline of proposed research, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. Please combine attachments into one clearly labelled file in PDF format; please include applicant surname in the file name. Applicants should also arrange for three referees to provide confidential letters on letterhead and signed, to be sent directly by the referee to the Department via email to by the closing date. The deadline for receipt of completed applications (including letters of recommendation) is Nov. 20, 2017. Submission guidelines can be found at

Inquiries should be directed to the office of the Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences ( We encourage applicants to review research and teaching activities in the department before applying. For more information about the Department of Earth Sciences, please visit

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science
Department: Earth Sciences
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Oct 4, 2017
Job Closing: Nov 20, 2017, 11:59 pm EST