Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Food Industry Economics and Management

College: Ontario Agricultural College

Department: Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics

Deadline: December 31, 2017 or until a suitable canadidate is found
Please reference Hiring #17-57

Position Description:

Applications are invited for a tenure-track (12 months per year) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE) at the University of Guelph.

With over 100 years of high quality and award winning research, teaching, and outreach, the department (http://www.uoguelph.ca/fare/) has positioned itself to be a continued leader in the economics of agriculture, food, and natural resources. FARE offers Ph.D. and Masters degrees at the graduate level, as well as undergraduate degrees in food, agricultural and resource economics, food and agricultural business, and environmental economics and policy. The faculty in FARE are internationally recognized for the quality of their research, teaching, and outreach efforts. The department prides itself on a collegial work environment that enhances individual and collaborative research efforts locally, nationally and internationally.

The department is one of six academic units with the Ontario Agricultural College (http://www.uoguelph.ca/oac), which 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.  Through a research partnership agreement, the University, College and Department have a unique relationship with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. More information on the opportunities arising from this partnership can be found at (http://www.uoguelph.ca/omafra_partnership/en/index.asp).

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a high quality, externally funded research program in the area of food industry economics and management. The position involves teaching three courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.  Specific course assignments would be determined based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and departmental needs. The department expects the successful candidate to develop and maintain teaching excellence. The appointee will contribute to the department’s graduate program through supervision of graduate students at both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an effective outreach program that extends the impact of his/her research in informing public and private sector decision-makers.

We seek a collaborative and dynamic individual who will complement the department’s existing expertise. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics, economics, or an expectation of completing their Ph.D. by June 2018, and must demonstrate expertise in the application of microeconomic theory and quantitative methods to issues related to food industry economics and management.  The successful candidate must demonstrate an existing or emerging strong publication record, as appropriate for activities since completion of the Ph.D. Evidence of the potential to become a high-quality post-secondary instructor is also required. The successful candidate will have clear ability to mobilize and transfer their knowledge to a broad community of stakeholders through outreach activities.

Closing Date for Applications:  Consideration of applications will begin on December 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a job market paper or example of their written research output, a statement of research interests and vision of their long-term program of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent under separate cover to:

Ms. Debbie Harkies, Secretary to the Chair
Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1

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.