Dear all:

Please pass along the following information regarding an opening for a tenure track assistant professor position in hydrogeology we currently have open in the Department of Earth Sciences as Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Best regards,
Sue Ziegler

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Hydrogeology, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University

The Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the broad field of hydrogeology (Ref.: VPA #EASC-2007-003).† The applicantsí specific interests may include but are not limited to quantitative physical and/or chemical analysis of surface and groundwater flow in porous and/or fractured media; solute or contaminant transport and water quality models; impacts of global and local environmental change on surface and/or groundwater resources, and surface-subsurface linkages; groundwater remediation; biosphere-lithosphere exchange processes and their impact on the hydrological cycle.† Demonstrated experience with field studies and data collection is an asset.† We are particularly interested in applicants whose research will benefit from, as well as contribute to, our departmentís growing strengths in low temperature geochemistry, stable and radioisotope biogeochemistry, and global environmental change.

Memorial University has one of the largest and most diverse Earth Science departments in Canada.† With 30 faculty members including 3 Canada Research Chairs, over 15 staff members, and leading-edge teaching and research facilities, the department is able to offer high quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs.† The successful candidate will have access to modern analytical facilities listed at ( †In addition, Memorial Universityís CREAIT ( network is accessible to all faculty and offers additional analytical and experimental facilities, many overseen by faculty in the Department of Earth Sciences.† Other research and teaching resources available at Memorial University include the Ocean Sciences Centre, the Bonne Bay Marine Station in Gros Morne National Park, the Labrador Institute, and the Harlow Campus outside London, England.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and should preferably have post-doctoral experience.† The successful candidate is expected to maintain a vigorous research program, sustain a strong record of peer-reviewed publication and external funding, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute energetically to the teaching mission of the department, including courses in hydrogeology.† In addition to its own M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in earth science, the Department of Earth Science participates in Memorialís interdisciplinary graduate program in environmental science (

Applications must be received by February 15th, 2008. Candidates should submit a letter of application with the names and addresses (including email) of three referees, current curriculum vitae, and a statement of planned research program and teaching interests to: Dr. John M. Hanchar, Head, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johnís, NL, Canada A1B 3X5, or, preferably, e-mail applications in PDF format to: [log in to unmask].† Additional information is available at or by contacting Dr. John M. Hanchar at [log in to unmask] or by telephone at 709-737-2334

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the provinceís only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering a diverse set of undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. Johnís (, a very safe, friendly city with great historical charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Partners of candidates for positions are invited to include their resume for possible matching with other job opportunities and candidates eligible for NSERC University Faculty Awards are encouraged to apply.

Susan Ziegler
Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science
Department of Earth Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL† A1B 3X5
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