The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s pre-eminent international museum and houses some of Canada’s most important collections in both Natural History and World Cultures. The department houses Canada’s largest mineral and gem collections, an important meteorite collection, and a comprehensive petrology collection. The ROM currently invites applications from world class scholars for the position of the Teck Chair in Mineralogy to conduct field and collections-related research, strategic acquisition of new specimens, and to present these holdings through future exhibitions, gallery rotations and public programming. As a leading contributor to the new, public-facing Centre of Discovery for Earth and Space, the successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in transfer of scientific concepts and information in a manner that engages visitors to the museum and the general public, on site and on-line.
The successful applicant will be expected to: provide dynamic leadership for the Earth Sciences staff; develop a program of externally funded scholarly research and publications; curate and continue building the disciplinary collection of minerals; and have demonstrated ability and interest in the development and rotation of new permanent galleries and major exhibitions, traveling exhibits, science education, and public engagement.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mineralogy, and be well versed in the geological sciences; a record of scholarly publication in peer-reviewed journals; be qualified for cross-appointment to the University of Toronto; and be eligible for NSERC funding in support of research (i.e. proven record of successful grant applications). Experience in a museum or equivalent environment is preferable.
Salary: Salary and years in rank are commensurate with experience, as stipulated in the Collective Agreement between the ROM and ROM Curatorial Association.
How to Apply
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., March 29, 2013. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a summary of their research, and outline of their proposed programme of research, and should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent of their behalf to:
Mara Gunner, Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Department
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 2C6
Fax: (416) 586-5827
The Teck Endowed Chair in Mineralogy was established in 2007 thanks to the generous support of Teck Resources Limited.