Geology - Tenure-Track Position (Structural Geology) in Québec City, Canada

at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Location Québec City, Canada
Date Posted May 18, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Geology - Tenure-Track Position (Structural Geology)
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Location: Quebec
Date posted: 2018-05-18
Advertised until: 2018-07-02

INRS - Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Context and summary
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is the only institution in Québec dedicated exclusively to graduate level university research and training. The influence of our faculty and students extends around the world. In partnership with the community and with industry, we are proud to contribute to the development of society through our discoveries and through the training we provide to a new generation of scientific, social, and technological innovators.
The Earth science research program of INRS Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre is at the heart of two major partnerships: in research within the Quebec Geoscience Centre (QGC) in collaboration with the Quebec division of the Geological Survey of Canada, and in training through the inter-university postgraduate program in Earth sciences offered in collaboration with the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Laval University.
INRS has several laboratories relevant to structural geology research: CT scanning for civil engineering and natural resources (which includes a medical CT scan); Physical, numerical and geophysical simulation (which includes a centrifuge and sandbox apparatus); Open geothermal laboratory (for petrophysical measurements); Physical, chemical and mineralogical characterization of rocks (for multiparameter measurements on drill cores); and Geoscience data acquisition and interpretation (in applied geophysics).
INRS would like to fill a new faculty position. The successful candidate will collaborate with the multidisciplinary research program at the INRS Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre in Quebec City by contributing recognized expertise in structural geology.
Main duties and responsibilities
Develop innovative research activities in structural geology in relation with the Centre’s geoscience research program. This could include structural analysis of sedimentary basins and fold and thrust belts, and/or structural interpretation of seismic profiles. The chosen candidate could also carry out complementary research on the following themes:
Mineral deposits
Collaborate with QGC researchers in areas such as geodynamics, geophysics, stratigraphy, sedimentary basins, volcanology, Precambrian and Phanerozoic geology, mineral resources, oil and gas resources, geothermal energy, physical or numerical modelling, geostatistics, machine learning, and hydrogeology.
Secure funding to support research activities through external grants from public and private organizations and industrial partnerships;
Participate in training activities, particularly within the framework of the Centre’s masters and doctoral programs, and through the mentoring and teaching of students and research staff.
Teach courses in Earth sciences for the training programs of MSc and PhD students (for example: GEO9604 - Advanced structural geology; GEO9930 - Continental geodynamics; GEO9911 – Field trip in geology; GEO1502 – Subsurface characterization methods).
Doctorate in geology, earth sciences, or geological engineering, with a specialization in structural geology;
Relevant postdoctoral research experience;
Strong scientific publishing record illustrating leadership and innovation;
Aptitude for basic and applied research, as well as multidisciplinary teaching and mentoring at the masters and doctorate levels;
Entrepreneurial qualities and demonstrated ability to secure external research funding.
Working language
French is the working language of the Institute. Fluency in English is an asset.
Candidates whose native language is not French are strongly encouraged to apply. The Centre will provide them with all the resources necessary to facilitate their learning of the French language.
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Centre Eau Terre Environnement
490, de la Couronne
Québec (Quebec) Canada G1K 9A9
In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS.
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their application including a complete curriculum vitæ, a copy of their three most significant publications, a two to three page summary of their research interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information of three referees. Application packages should be sent by email or transferred using INRS’s secure file transfer site ( before June 30, 2018 indicating the position number AP 17-11 to:
Pr. Claude Fortin, Acting Director
Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
490, rue de la Couronne
Québec (Québec) G1K 9A9
INRS is committed to employment equity and diversity. INRS welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, indigenous people, and persons with disabilities. Priority is given to Canadian citizens and residents.

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