Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor in Meat Science / Muscle Biology

College: Ontario Agricultural College

Department: Animal Biosciences

Date Posted: August 6, 2019
Deadline: October 31, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #19-50

Position Description:

The Animal Biosciences department at the University of Guelph invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position (12 months per year) as the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Meat Science/Muscle Biology.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Animal Science, Meat Science, Muscle Biology, or a closely related field with a focus on red meat species. Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience who can demonstrate clear potential for excellence in research and teaching.

The successful candidate is expected to secure research funding and lead an innovative, dynamic, collaborative and highly-respected research program that may include fundamental muscle biology/meat science, molecular and(or) cellular aspects of muscle/adipose tissue development, and pre- or post-harvest technologies that impact fresh meat quality and the conversion of muscle to meat. The successful candidate is expected to work with leading scientists in related disciplines at the University of Guelph, in Animal Biosciences, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, Food Science, Plant Agriculture, and the Ontario Veterinary College to examine relationships of genetics, nutrition, management, animal health and welfare, and other factors to growth and(or) meat/product quality.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant, innovative and diverse faculty team in Animal Biosciences and have access to a recently remodeled Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulated abattoir/processing facility along with sensory evaluation facilities. The University of Guelph has research stations involved in dairy, beef, swine, sheep, poultry, and fish production along with strong relationships with federally and provincially regulated meat and poultry processors. The successful candidate is expected to develop strong working relationships with industry at provincial and national levels.

The successful candidate will have a strong and active research track record, evident by high-quality, peer-reviewed publications. The candidate should show potential for pursuing research funding, both individually and collaboratively and to engage in research that complements, and collaborates with, other faculty members in the department, college, and across the University. The individual will also be involved in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level and in supervision of graduate students.

The Department of Animal Biosciences (ABSC) is a research-intensive department with successful programs for graduate and undergraduate students. The disciplines in ABSC include: nutrition, physiology, behaviour and welfare, breeding, genetics and genomics, growth and development, and meat science. As part of the Ontario Agricultural College, ABSC has a long history of achievements in serving the agriculture and agri-food industries within Ontario and beyond.

The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research interests and teaching philosophy; (4) the names of at least three persons who will serve as references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. E. James Squires
Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: jsquires@uoguelph.ca

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and M├ętis 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.

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