Blue Flower

Department of Geoscience


Tenure-Track Instructor Position

in Geophysics


The Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track initial term Instructor position. This position has a teaching-focused role and is part of an ongoing effort to improve the experience of undergraduate students through student engagement and student learning primarily in the area of geophysics. The successful applicant will have an advanced degree in geoscience (PhD or equivalent expected) and a desire to achieve teaching excellence and pedagogical and curricular development within an academic setting. The successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level (e.g. Lecturing, TAing, Mentoring), and a demonstrated desire to pursue teaching at the university level as opposed to academic research. All candidates who consider themselves passionate and adaptable with respect to teach an array of geophysical courses, including reflection/exploration seismology as well as signal processing are welcome to apply (see for reference to courses).


The Department of Geoscience is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centred learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at


Known as Canada's energy capital, Calgary is a bustling city of more than 1.2 million, located near the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The University of Calgary is a global intellectual hub where students thrive in programs made rich by research and hands-on experiences. The Department of Geoscience is one of the largest geoscience departments in North America, with comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs recognized for excellence world-wide and research strengths in energy and environmental geoscience.


Applications must include a cover letter indicating your qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a maximum one-page statement of teaching philosophy and a one-page research statement documenting a 5 year research vision for this position. In addition, include the complete contact information of three referees. Appointment will be as an Assistant Professor, with a 12-month salary commensurate with experience (see Collective Agreement at Applications should be submitted by January 23, 2015. The expected start date for this position is between February 1, 2015 and July 1, 2015.


Applications should be sent to:


Prof. Charles Henderson, Head, Department of Geoscience

University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive

Calgary, AB., CANADA T2N 1N4

Fax: (403) 284-0074

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The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


About the University of Calgary


The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.


To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.


To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.


About Calgary, Alberta


Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.