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Assistantship in Structural Geology (2022-23): Call for Applications


Together with a junior assistant (second-year or third-year undergraduate student), Professor W.M. (Fried) Schwerdtner expects to continue his field-based geological research in 2022-23. Applicants for the 2022-23 assistantship must have a full driver’s license valid throughout Ontario. Because of budget uncertainties, the guaranteed minimum length of geological field work will be 3.5 weeks in late May, June and July. In past years, however, junior assistants to Fried have generally worked longer than four weeks in the field (Grenville Province of Ontario). The 2022 field season is expected to start in the last week of May but may have several breaks during June and July. The timing of field work will be highly flexible, depending on the schedule of the person who wins the research assistantship.

During the next university session (fall and spring terms of 2022-23), the junior assistant will have opportunities to participate in the computer-based data processing and map making (typically 3-5 hrs. per week) and will be paid by the hour. The weekly and hourly pay of the junior assistant will be determined on the basis of the 2022-23 salary formula for summer assistants of the Ontario Geological Survey.

For details about senior collaborators and the principal objectives of the ongoing field-based research, please visit the website of the Department of Earth Sciences https://www.es.utoronto.ca, and read the paragraphs outlining Schwerdtner’s research interests. Please send further inquiries and/or your informal application, including a personal résumé, to fried.schwerdtner@utoronto.ca, prior to April 10, 2022.


W.M. (Fried) Schwerdtner

Professor Emeritus


Earth Sciences Centre,

Room 2127

Office Tel. (416) 978-5080

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