Definite Term Lecturer - Earth Sciences

$75,000 - $85,000 yearly
  • University of Waterloo, Earth and Environmental Department
  • 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • Dec 03, 2019
Full time   Environmental Studies Geology, Earth & Ocean Sciences

Job Description

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a Definite Term Lecturer position. The initial appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional two or three years. During the course of this definite term appointment, promotion into a Continuing Lecturer position may be considered. The expected start date is July 1, 2020.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (or equivalent) and are strongly preferred to have experience teaching Earth Sciences at the University level.

Demonstrated excellence in Geoscience training within both the classroom and laboratory environments is advantageous. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate Earth Sciences education and excellent organization and communication skills.

The applicants with training skills in introductory level Earth Sciences courses including Hydrology and GIS are specifically being sought for this position. We are particularly interested in candidates who have the potential to take a lead role in mentoring, advising and engaging with undergraduate students, including supervision of BSc honors theses and who have a keen interest in aspects of experiential learning and on-line course development.

Application Details

This position will normally have a teaching load of six one-term courses per year and administrative duties as determined by the Chair. The starting salary range is $75,000 to $85,000 and will be commensurate with experience; negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

Candidates should submit electronically a curriculum vitae outlining their qualifications, experience and teaching goals and make arrangements for three letters of reference to be sent to Lorraine Albrecht, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1; email:

Materials should be received by January 31, 2020.

Further information about the Department can be found on our web page:


If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility please contact Dr. David Rudolph, Chair,


The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been terms a “hub of innovations”. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.


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Application Deadline

January 31, 2020