The Schoenbohm Research Group (http://www.lindsay-schoenbohm.com/) in the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning September 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter. Initial appointment will be for up to two years, with the possibility of renewal.
Preference is given to candidates who have a PhD in Earth Science or a related discipline at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. We specifically seek candidates with a background in tectonics, geomorphology, landscape evolution, and/or hazards. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research. We also seek candidates with experience mentoring diverse students.
The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level. They must have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by publications in leading discipline specific academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for work in the field, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will also be expected to mentor graduate students and directly supervise undergraduate students. Excellence in student mentoring may be demonstrated successfully supervised student theses, presentations, or publications, evidence of strong performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, and strong referee endorsements on the subject of student mentoring. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity for teaching at the undergraduate level.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.
Applications should submit a cover letter outlining their research and mentoring experience and areas of expertise, a statement of research interests, and current curriculum vitae; a teaching statement and/or dossier is optional. Candidates should also arrange for at least two letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Postdoctoral Fellowship – Last Name). To receive consideration, applications must be received by June 14, 2019.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
I was part of an awesome trip with 12 UTM students out west in October! It was a little cold…
I did four interviews over the course of about two weeks on the eruption of the Kilauea volcano! Fun and interesting, but also really weird. :)
• May 17, 2018, CTV News: https://www.facebook.com/CTVNewsChannel/videos/1787720017955988/
• May 23, 2018, Breakfast TV: https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/kilauea-volcano-still-active/
• May 23, 2018, CTV News: https://www.facebook.com/CTVNewsChannel/videos/vb.231176056943733/1794225060638817/
• May 28, 2018, CTV News: https://www.facebook.com/CTVNewsChannel/videos/1799148050146518/
Just completed collecting aerial photographs from a site in the Whitefish Falls area of Ontario - where U of T runs their 3rd year field camp. Had a great experience working with Brad Nesbitt of realdrone.ca!
Doug Burbank from UCSB opened the CPS Colloquium series with a talk on January 4th:
Developing a Record of Late Cenozoic Paleo-Erosion Rates in the Argentinian Andes: The Roles of Mountain Building and Orbital Eccentricity
It was great for all of us to have a chance to talk research and other stuff with Doug!
Renjie was just awarded the 2015-16 CPS Best Student Paper Award for his GSA Bulletin masterpiece:
Renjie Zhou, Lindsay M. Schoenbohm, Edward R. Sobel, Donald W. Davis, & Johannes Glodny (2016). New constraints on orogenic models of the southern Central Andean Plateau: Cenozoic basin evolution and bedrock exhumation. GSA Bulletin.
Yang headed back to China at the end of August for his final PhD year at Peking University. He had an amazingly productive time here, submitting two papers. We'll miss you, Yang! Come back soon!
Renjie's paper on the Antofogasta basin is available online! Congrats on some great work, Renjie.
Dr. Javed Malik from IIT-Kanpur visited our group and gave an excellent talk on Neotectonics in NW India. It was a pleasure speaking with him!
Yang Wang, a 1-year visiting PhD student from Peking University, gave a poster at EGU in April. You can find it posted on the resources page. Check it out!
Recent MASc graduate, Mark Higgins, was selected as the winner of the David Elliott award for best paper from the Canadian Tectonics Group of the Geological Association for his paper:
Higgins, M., Schoenbohm, L.M., Brocard, G., Kaymakci, N., Gosse, J., and Cosca, M., 2015, New kinematic and geochronologic evidence for the Quaternary evolution of the Central Anatolian Fault Zone (CAFZ): Tectonics: v. 34, p. 2118-2141, doi: 10.1002/2015TC003864.
Nice work, Mark!
After almost 6 years, Renjie Zhou is off on his next adventure. We wish him the best at his new position in Johnathan Aitchison's lab at the University of Queensland, Brisbane... but we'll really, really miss him here!
Was great to spend some time talking with these two about geology! Had a great dinner too with the whole group at Lamesa. From left to right: Peter DeCelles, Barbara Carrapa, Tassos Venetikidis, Jeremy Rimando, Renjie Zhou, Erin Seagren, Yang Wang, Lindsay Schoenbohm
Renjie, Tassos and Jeremy all gave AGU posters, and AGU chaired a session. You can see their posters under the Resources tab!
I just created a new tab called "resources." I've started by posting a guide to morphometric analysis put together by my graduate students from a recent class. Hopefully someone out there finds it useful!