Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in The MacSon Professorship in Agronomy for Eastern and Northern Ontario

College: Ontario Agricultural College

Department: Plant Agriculture

Deadline: January 31, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #17-15

Position Description:

The Department of Plant Agriculture, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor Position, specializing in Eastern and Northern Ontario Agronomy. This position is located at the Guelph campus and will make use of significant existing agronomy and cropping systems research infrastructure at the University’s New Liskeard and Emo research stations in Northern Ontario, and the Winchester research station in Eastern Ontario, including research technical staff at each location.

The successful candidate will develop and lead a comprehensive research program, working independently and on teams, to address issues affecting economic and environmental sustainability of crop production systems in eastern and northern Ontario (including spring-planted small grains, canola and forages) and interact with industry, University and government colleagues to develop meaningful priorities for research. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be expected, as will supervision and training of highly qualified personnel including graduate students. S/he will actively engage in extending the results of the research program and participate on various committees internal and external to the University.

The position requires a PhD in Agronomy, Crop Science or related field, with experience in conducting field research. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and a willingness to engage in extensive in-province travel in support of the research program.

The Department of Plant Agriculture (http://www.plant.uoguelph.ca/) is Canada’s largest and most diverse applied plant biology department and has recognized strengths in a broad cross-section of plant sciences including horticulture, breeding, molecular genetics, genomics, agronomy, controlled environment systems, turfgrass science, and crop physiology. The Department maintains 33 faculty positions and employs 100 staff and more than 100 graduate students. Faculty within the Department have access to modern laboratory, growth room and greenhouse facilities, as well as fourteen well-equipped research stations across the province operated with support from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. As part of the Ontario Agricultural College (http://www.uoguelph.ca/oac), Plant Agriculture has a long history of achievements in serving the agriculture and agri-food industries within Ontario and beyond.

The University of Guelph (http://www.uoguelph.ca) is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 23,000 students. It is located in Guelph, Ontario (population of approximately 120,000) and is a one-hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications, and the incumbent will receive research start-up funds and departmental support for travel related to conducting research at the New Liskeard, Emo and Winchester research stations. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and the contact information for three references to:

Dr. Hugh Earl, Chair
c/o Jen Kingswell, Executive Secretary to the Chair
Department of Plant Agriculture
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 2W1
E-mail: applypag@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.