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Sessional Instructor, GOPH375 - Natural Disasters and Critical Earth Phenomena, Department of Geoscience

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Job ID: 20353

Updated: April 22, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary is seeking a Sessional Instructor for Geophysics 375 - Natural Disasters and Critical Earth Phenomena, for the Spring 2020 term.

The successful applicant is required to teach an overview of the causes of disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, mud flows, landslides, avalanches, flooding, tornadoes and hurricanes, and other critical phenomena such as sinkholes, ozone depletion and radiation, carbon dioxide and global warming, El Nino, toxic natural materials and pollution, and extraterrestrial impacts. Surveys of historic disasters and their effects on life on Earth. Methods of prediction and prevention of disasters and precautions for the mitigation of their effects. 

Applications are currently being accepted for this position.  A curriculum vitae, evidence of excellent teaching experience or potential, and names and contact information for three references are required.  

A PhD is normally required, but candidates who have completed a MSc will be considered. Remuneration to be determined in consultation with the Head pursuant to Schedule B of the Collective Agreement.

Application Process:

Please submit your application online via the University of Calgary Careers website as well please submit your application in electronic format to: 

Therese Young, Assistant to the Department Head
Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary
Email: [email protected]

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. This appointment is effective for the Spring 2020 term (May 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020).

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. 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 question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary
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Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events 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. 


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