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Assistant Professor: Forage and Service Crops
University of Guelph

Date Posted Feb. 8, 2019
Title Assistant Professor: Forage and Service Crops
University University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada
Department Department of Plant Agriculture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Negotiable
  • Assistant Professor
  • Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences

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.

Application Process:
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.

  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University recognises 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 acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis 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 ×52674.

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Contact Information

  • Jennifer Kingswell, Assistant To the Chair
    Department of Plant Agriculture
    University of Guelph
    Guelph, ON N1G2W1


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