Search for Associate Vice-President Research (Agri-Food Partnership) position

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APRIL 27, 2023: Position posted

The University of Guelph invites applications from internal University of Guelph applicants for the position of Associate Vice-President Research (Agri-food Partnership).

Reporting to the Vice-President Research, the Associate Vice-President Research, Agri-Food Partnership (AVPR AFP) plays a key role in providing strategic management and support to the largest single research partnership at the University.

The Associate Vice-President Research (Agri-Food Partnership) position has been posted on the Faculty and Academic Staff Relations website. To view details about the position and the application process, please go to

As you may be aware, Dr. Bev Hale’s appointment as Associate Vice-President Research (Agri-Food Partnership) ended January 31, 2023. In the interim, the Vice-President Research will oversee the Agri-Food Partnership portfolio working closely with the Unit’s four exceptional directors. However, the aim is to fill this position as soon as possible.

Regular updates with respect to the search process will be posted on the webpage "Search for Associate Vice-President Research (Agri-Food Partnership)."

MAR 7, 2023: Search Committee established

As a result of faculty nominations and voting, the membership slate of the Search Committee that will be chaired by Dr. Malcolm Campbell, Vice-President (Research), is composed as follows:

  • Dean of a College named by the Vice-President (Research) – Rene Van Acker, OAC
  • Three tenured faculty members 
    • Manick Annamalai, School of Engineering
    • Kate Parizeau, Geography, Environment & Geomatics
    • Zvonimir Poljak, Population Medicine
  • One regular full-time staff member named by the Vice-President (Research) – Jessica Bowes, AVPR Innovation and Knowledge Mobilisation
  • One graduate student named by the Vice-President (Research) – Emily Duncan, CSAHS
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