Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Biological Engineering with a focus on Big Data Analytics for Agricultural Application

College: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Department: School of Engineering

Date Posted: February 14, 2020
Deadline: March 2, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #20-10

Position Description:

The School of Engineering at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in biological engineering who has a breadth of expertise in big data analytics for agricultural applications. Successful candidates will have experience and demonstrated research abilities in big data analytics with machine learning for remote sensing, with a focus on agricultural and related biosystems applications. The candidate will play a key role in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses such as biosystems, heat and mass transfer, or other biological engineering courses, as well as common engineering courses including those in the design stream. The candidate should have a bachelor of engineering degree and a doctoral degree in Bioresources or Mechanical engineering or related disciplines.

Successful candidates for this position will have demonstrated research abilities to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program. They will play a key role in teaching undergraduate program specific and core-engineering courses, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and providing service to the University and the engineering profession.

Preference will be given to candidates who combine excellence in teaching with a demonstrated capacity to conduct novel, interdisciplinary research that will expand and complement our current research strengths. Our undergraduate programs have particular strength and emphasis in design. Preference will be given to candidates with significant post-doctoral academic experience or design experience in industry, and whom can teach one of our core engineering design courses. Eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario is a requirement of this position at the time of hiring.

The University of Guelph has well-established and accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. At present the School is comprised of over 61 faculty members, 33 staff and technicians, 1,750 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students.

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 Monday, March 2, 2020 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) a statement of teaching vision; (4) a statement of research vision and (5) contact information for five references. Please state in the subject line the position title you are applying for. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

The Director
School of Engineering
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Email: soe.faculty@uoguelph.ca Fax: 519-836-0227

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.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.