Tier II Canada Research Chair
in Mineral Deposit Research
Lakehead University invites applications for the Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Mineral Deposit Research at a rank commensurate
with experience and qualifications. We seek an innovative individual with an outstanding record of interdisciplinary research and publications
in any aspect of mineral deposit research from discovery and development to closure and remediation of mine sites. The successful candidate
will provide leadership for national and international collaborative research, and will develop initiatives involving the Canadian Mining Industry.
The Chair will work closely with the proposed Centre of Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Mining Development at Lakehead University. It is
expected that the successful candidate’s current and future research program provides opportunities for our graduates and enhances mineral
exploration in Northern Ontario and internationally.
The CRC Program was created by the Government of Canada to cultivate world-class research and development. Tier II CRC’s are designed
for exceptional emerging researchers with the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to 10 years.
Candidates must have the necessary qualifications to be appointed as a tenured or tenure-track professor at the assistant or associate
All candidates will have completed a Ph.D. in Geology, Environmental Geology, or a related field. The Tier II CRC competition is only open to
candidates who have at most 10 years of experience from the highest degree at the time of nomination. The applicant is expected to conduct
an active research program and to seek external research funding. Lakehead University has a world-class central instrumentation laboratory
that has a new ICP-MS and high-resolution FESEM-EDX system, ICP-AES, XRD, and several spectroscopy instruments.
Lakehead University offers on-campus and community-based programs, continuing education and distributed learning, and graduate
programs at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. Lakehead is a comprehensive research intensive University providing an impressive array of
programs in professional arts and sciences, and is the home of the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The University
has an enrolment of approximately 8,100 students at campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, with a significant Aboriginal contingent at the
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For further information regarding this CRC position, please contact Dr. Peter Hollings, Chair of the Department of Geology, at (807) 343-8329
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs is available at
Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2013 and continues until the position has been
filled. Applications and nominations including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching
effectiveness (such as a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, course outlines),
a five-year CRC research plan, the contact information for three referees, and three publications that
demonstrate a significant contribution to the field should be sent to:
Dr. Rui Wang, Vice-President (Research, Economic Development and Innovation)
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
e-mail: Janice.Pellizzari@lakeheadu.ca | tel: (807) 343-8201
Please note that this position is subject to review
and final approval by the CRC Secretariat in
Ottawa. For additional information on the CRC
program, please visit the program website at:
Lakehead University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The CRC program imposes no restrictions with regard to
nationality or current country of residence.