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ESS452H1S – Geophysical Imaging with Non-seismic Methods


Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto



Course Number and Title:  ESS452H1S – Geophysical Imaging with Non-seismic Methods

Course description: Current geophysical surface, airborne and borehole methodologies (gravity, magnetics, electrical, electromagnetic, nuclear) and their theoretical basis for investigating Earth’s interior to depths ranging from several metres to tens of kilometers. Exclusion: PHY494H1; Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course; Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

Note: This course will also be offered as a graduate-level course.

Estimated course enrolment: 10              

Estimated TA support:  none

Schedule: Lectures Thursdays 2-4 pm; January 7 to April 5, 2019; examination period April 8-30, 2019

Sessional dates:  January 1 to April 30, 2019          

Please note:  This position includes the completion of any course work and grading not completed by April 30, 2019.


Rate of pay:  Sessional Lecturer I – $8,160.; Sessional Lecturer I Long Term – $8,364; Sessional Lecturer II – $8,568; Sessional Lecturer III $8,772 (including vacation pay)


Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.


Qualifications:  A Ph.D. degree, or enrolment in a Ph.D. program in geology or a closely related field is required.  In exceptional cases a M.Sc. may be accepted.   Experience teaching geosciences at the university level will be preferred.

Description of duties:   The lecturer will be responsible for effectively delivering the course with all of the attendant organizational issues of lecture and tutorial preparation and delivery, supervising of teaching assistants, (if applicable), setting, supervision and marking of exams, final course marks, course evaluations and so forth.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 application form http://forms.hrandequity.utoronto.ca and updated CV to:

Russell Pysklywec, Chair
Department of Earth Sciences
22 Russell St, Toronto , Ontario M5S 3B1
e-mail: spapaleo@es.utoronto.ca

If sending by e-mail, please send as an attachment.

Posting date: November 23, 2018

Closing date: November 30, 2018

Please note:  Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III by the Department of Earth Sciences.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement