Assistant Professor – University of Victoria

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS) at the University of Victoria invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Physical Climate Science, to commence as early as July 2018. We seek applicants with research investigating climate processes relevant to understanding anthropogenic climate change, who work with large-scale (global and/or regional) climate models or data. The ideal candidate will collaborate with SEOS faculty through overlapping interests in, for example, ocean circulation and mixing, biogeochemical cycles, paleoclimate, or natural climate variability. Excellent opportunities also exist for collaborative research with scientists associated with the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, which are located on campus, and the nearby Institute of Ocean Sciences. SEOS emphasizes an Earth Systems Science approach, and the ideal candidate will be able to interact broadly with faculty who specialize in solid-earth, earth-surface, ocean and atmosphere processes.

The successful candidate will develop a vigorous, independent, externally-funded research program that complements existing strengths in SEOS. It is also expected that the candidate will supervise graduate students and teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to climate/atmospheric science, and actively contribute to departmental initiatives. A PhD is required at the time of appointment and post-doctoral experience is desirable. Commensurate with their career stage, qualified candidates must have an excellent record of research published in or in preparation for leading scientific journals. Effective teaching and student supervision are expected, supported by evidence which may include past experience, references, a teaching statement (see below), and the presentation of a candidacy seminar.

Applications, in a single pdf file, should include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, contact information (name, address, email) for three references, a two-page statement describing the applicant’s teaching experience and philosophy, and a two-page statement describing their current and future research interests/direction. Applications or requests for further information should be sent electronically to Dr. Stan Dosso, Director, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Information about SEOS can be found at

Faculty at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (  The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

There is a document describing this position available for download.

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