Trent University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in The School of the Environment in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) program in the area of Sustainable Food Production Systems. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1st, 2022 or shortly thereafter. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
We seek candidates conducting interdisciplinary field-based agricultural research and teaching focused on improvement of food production system sustainability. The ideal candidate will be an interdisciplinary environmental/agricultural scientist with a demonstrated commitment to working with agri-food stakeholders (e.g., farmers, extension specialists, government) in applied field research. Candidates’ research topics may include (though are not limited to): sustainable crop cultivation, alternative food systems design, climate change impacts on crop production, farm economics, field crop production, precision agriculture, meteorology, hydrology, nutrient management, or pest management.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic milieu comprised of committed students and faculty members on campus, and willing collaborators beyond it in the broader Peterborough area. We seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in both cross-unit and communitycampus collaboration in both their research and teaching activities, with experience in fostering new programs in small-scale agriculture. We also seek candidates whose research, teaching and service demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Applicants should have earned a PhD degree in agronomy, environmental science, land science, agricultural science, hydrology, meteorology, climate science, agroecology, or a related field in the sciences by the time of appointment. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and extend the School of Environment’s existing strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an innovative, externally-funded, and community-engaged research agenda; contribute to matters of departmental and institutional governance; and support Trent’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, please send (1) a letter of application (no more than 2 pages); (2) a curriculum vitae, and; (3) the name and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org (Attn. Shaun Watmough). Additional documentation, such as a research statement or teaching dossier may be requested of those long listed for the position. Please note that applications will only be accepted in PDF format via email. Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2022 and will continue until a candidate is selected.
For inquiries about this position, please contact Dr. Shaun Watmough, Director of the School of the Environment.
Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact email@example.com.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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