Laboratory Technologist, Geology


CBU invites applications for a 10-month full-time limited term position of Laboratory Technologist in Geology. The positon will commence in September 2019 with an end date of 31 June 2020. In addition to this position, there may also be opportunities for ICA appointments in additional laboratory sections.

Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The successful candidate will teach multiple laboratory sections in a combination of courses including Engineering Geology, Petroleum Geology, Earth History and/or Hydrogeology. Applicants should have a B.Sc. in Geology or Earth Science or a closely related field. A M.Sc. will be considered an asset. Demonstrated experience in teaching undergraduate laboratories in Geology or Earth Science courses is essential. Experience in teaching laboratories in petroleum geology courses and introductory geology courses will be considered an asset.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a thorough grasp of the discipline, excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, a commitment to continuous professional development, an appreciation of cultural diversity, and commitment to a high quality of teaching and service to CBU, the community and the profession.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across Canada, on-line, and off campus in locations outside Canada. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for instructors to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all instructor positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

The union affiliation for this position is with the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union, local 18, Teachers Bargaining Unit.

Application Details

Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department (in PDF format) quoting the reference number in the subject line of their email:

  • a letter of application quoting the reference number (LTG1907);
  • a resume; and
  • complete contact information of three work related references.

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. 2 August, 2019. Applicants who apply by email will receive a return email confirming receipt.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2