The Department of Plant Agriculture, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph www.uoguelph.ca, 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 (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 (www.uoguelph.ca/oac),Plant Agriculture has a long history of achievements in serving the agriculture and agri-food industries within Ontario and beyond.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 May 30, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please submit an application packaged comprised of a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and the contact information for three references.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
A Ph.D. in Agronomy, Crop Science or related field is required.
The University of Guelph (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.