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Tier I Canada Research Chair in Metallogeny, Laurentian University

The Harquail School of Earth Sciences (HES) and Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) at Laurentian University invite applications for a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Metallogeny that integrates ore system research with broad scale tectonic processes. The Chair will enhance research and teaching in the field of ore deposit geology and tectonics, and advance the position of Laurentian University as a centre of excellence in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology. The Chair will be one of the scientific leaders of Metal Earth, a Canadian $104 million R&D program led by Laurentian University and funded through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.

We seek an innovative individual with an outstanding record of research and publication, who will provide leadership for national and international collaborative research and become a focus for integration of research initiatives involving HES/MERC. The Chair will be expected to contribute to our BSc, MSc, and PhD programs. The successful applicant will have access to a wide range of facilities, including recently updated LA-ICP-MS facility (Teledyne Cetac Analyte G2 Excimer Laser, Thermo Neptune Plus high-resolution MC-ICP-MS, and iCap TQ triple-quadrupole ICP-MS with dedicated full-time PhD technician). Additional information about the School, MERC and Metal Earth can be found at,, and

A PhD degree in a related field is required at the time of appointment. Applications, including a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching, an overview of research interests, and a curriculum vitae should be sent as PDF files to Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference directly sent to the email address above. Review of complete applications will begin immediately but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions concerning the position may be directed to Dr. Doug Tinkham at The full advertisement for this position can be downloaded at

Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community and encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University's bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit, and the University has a policy of passive bilingualism (English/French) as a condition of tenure. Information can be found at LU faculty members are part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are advised to consult the Collective Agreement at Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost for more information. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.