Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tectonics, Geomorphology, Landscape Evolution, and/or Hazards

The Schoenbohm Research Group ( 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 (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.

Kilauea Media!

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:

• May 23, 2018, Breakfast TV:

• May 23, 2018, CTV News:

• May 28, 2018, CTV News:


Doug Burbank visits

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!

Left to right: Mark Higgins, Jeremy Rimando, Erin Seagren, Lindsay Schoenbohm, Doug Burbank, Tasca Santimano, Heidi Daxberger

Left to right: Mark Higgins, Jeremy Rimando, Erin Seagren, Lindsay Schoenbohm, Doug Burbank, Tasca Santimano, Heidi Daxberger