The Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.
This position is located at the Guelph campus. The successful candidate will develop and lead a comprehensive, externally funded research program focused on forage species adapted to Ontario, and other crops grown for the provision of ecosystem services. They will participate in undergraduate teaching and graduate training in the Department of Plant Agriculture, including teaching the undergraduate course Managed Grasslands, and a graduate course offering in their area of expertise. They 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, Plant Physiology, Agroecology or other related discipline within the plant sciences. Demonstrated expertise in forages or service crops is preferred.
The Department of Plant Agriculture is Canada’s largest and most diverse applied plant biology department and has recognised strengths in a broad cross-section of plant sciences including agronomy, horticulture, plant breeding, molecular genetics, genomics, controlled environment systems, plant physiology, post-harvest physiology, plant pathology, and plant-based bioproducts. The Department currently has 32 faculty members and employs 100 staff and more than 110 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, Plant Agriculture has a long history of achievement 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 trans-formative 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.
Assessment of applications will begin on April 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should email a single PDF file containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the names of three references.