[unav_all] Tenure-Track Position in Earthquake Hazards

Kristy Tiampo ktiampo at uwo.ca
Sat Nov 1 11:28:20 MDT 2014

Please notethe following expansion position in our department. Feel free 
to forward as appropriate.

Thanks, Kristy Tiampo

Dr. Kristy F. Tiampo
Department of Earth Sciences, BG0168
Western University
London, ON N6A 5B7  Canada

Probationary (Tenure Track) Faculty Position in Earthquake Hazards 
and/or Engineering Seismology

The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications for a probationary 
(tenure-track) position in the area of Earthquake Hazards or Engineering 
Seismology. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant 
Professor. The starting date for the appointment is July 1, 2015.

Earthquake Hazards and Engineering Seismology are key areas of research 
strength at Western University, with faculty involved in research in 
earthquake processes and earthquake hazards, ground motions, and induced 
seismicity. Over the last 20 years, Western has established itself as 
the leading university in Canada in the field of Earthquake Seismology, 
through its long-term commitment to seismic monitoring (through the 
Southern Ontario Seismographic Network), seismic hazard research, and 
rapid earthquake ground-motion warning. Western has a demonstrated track 
record in working with industry to provide the infrastructure and 
research needed to manage seismic hazard issues. Vibrant long-term 
collaborations include those with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss 
Reduction, Ontario Power Generation, and the Nuclear Waste Management 
Organization. This position builds upon these collaborations, and on the 
recent appointment of an NSERC/TransAlta/Nanometrics Industrial Research 
Chair in Induced Seismicity Hazards.

The applicant will have a Ph.D. or equivalent, and an established 
research record in Earthquake Hazards or Engineering Seismology, as 
evidenced by publications in scholarly journals, conference 
presentations, external grant funding, and interactions with industry 
partners or groups. Preference will be given to qualified applicants 
whose research focuses on ground motion and hazard issues having 
practical engineering applications. While all qualified candidates are 
encouraged to apply, applicants whose research involves collaboration 
with industry partners, and the development and effective use of 
seismographic network data, will be given priority.

The applicant must demonstrate the ability to supervise graduate 
students at the MSc and PhD levels and to teach in related Earth Science 
fields (e.g., Geophysics including Seismology) at the undergraduate 
level, as well as develop specialized courses in Earthquake Hazards or 
Engineering Seismology at the graduate level. The successful applicant 
will be expected to establish and maintain an original, vigorous, 
independently funded research program, to attract excellent students, 
and to collaborate with other faculty members in Science. Collaboration 
with other Faculties at Western, such as Engineering, is also 
encouraged. The successful applicant will also be expected to 
participate in administrative responsibilities in the Department and in 
the University.

The Department of Earth Sciences is a vibrant community of 25 full-time 
faculty members, 9 support staff, 106 graduate students, and 10 
post-doctoral fellows, research associates and instructors. Research in 
the Department of Earth Sciences is organized into the broad themes of
Earth and Planetary Systems; Resource Geoscience; Tectonic Processes and 
Natural Hazards; and Earth and Climate Evolution. More information about 
the Department of Earth Sciences is available at: www.uwo.ca/earth/. 
Information on our research products related to this position may be 
found at: www.seismotoolbox.ca and www.inducedseismicity.ca.

Review of applications will commence on December 8, 2014 and continue 
until the position is filled. A complete application includes a cover 
letter, a full curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan (2 pages 
max.), a description of teaching philosophy and preference (2 pages 
max.), plus mail, email addresses, and phone/fax numbers of at least 
three referees, sent to:

Dr. R. Gerhard Pratt, Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, 
eschair at uwo.ca, Western University, London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5B7.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent 
written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified 
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent 
residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to 
employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and 
men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with 

Dr. Kristy F. Tiampo
Department of Earth Sciences, BG0168
Western University
London, ON N6A 5B7  Canada

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