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Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture
Truro, Nova Scotia

Assistant or Associate Professor of Big Data in Agriculture and AgriFood

Tenure Stream

Agriculture - Dean's Office


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture invites applications for a probationary tenure-track, tenure-track or tenured position in Big Data in Agriculture and AgriFood at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2020. (Exceptional candidates will be considered at the Full Professor rank depending upon qualifications and experience). The successful applicant will be expected to engage in leading-edge research with faculty and students, to apply for external grants, to teach, and to contribute to the academic life of the university through committee service and other activities. Capability to make contributions to graduate student (MSc & PhD) education and research is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate potential for collaboration with colleagues from the faculty’s wide range of research programs in agriculture and agrifood, as well as government and community and industry groups.

We are looking for an individual with research experience in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and research experience in modeling fossil fuel-based energy conversion systems, specifically in the conversion and processing of oil, natural gas, and coal to other forms of energy. The candidate should have experience in the development of process models for the estimation of the viability of these types of energy systems. The individual should also have some experience of process modeling using relevant tools (e.g., Aspen Plus).

We are looking for individuals with research experience broadly in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering with a focus on biomass. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and research experience in modelling biomass-based energy conversion systems, specifically in the conversion of forest-based biomass or biomass waste generated by the forest industry to fuels and chemicals. The candidate should have experience developing techno-economic models for the estimation of the viability of these types of energy systems. The individual should also have some experience in modeling biomass conversion processes using relevant tools (e.g., Aspen Plus).

We are looking for an individual with research experience broadly in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and some experience in integrated resource planning modelling focused on energy demand and supply. The aim is to develop environmental footprints (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions) of energy demand and supply sectors for a particular jurisdiction. The individual should also have some experience working with relevant energy forecasting and planning models (e.g., LEAP, MARKAL).

The Department of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Stored Grain Ecosystem Modelling (Position 28338) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop an innovative, externally-funded research program in the area of grain storage management (i.e., cooling, drying, quality monitoring) that is based on modelling of stored-grain ecosystems; 2) contribute to the training of graduate students and other research personnel; 3) collaborate with other academics in the department and faculty, Agricultural & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Cereal Research Station scientists, and the broader university community where common interests or synergies may exist; 4) teach existing undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Biosystems Engineering program, and develop new courses in your area of expertise; 5) participate in the department’s committee responsibilities within the University of Manitoba community; and 6) engage relevant stakeholders (industry, producer groups and government) in Manitoba and the broader community.

Applications will be accepted until January 2, 2020. Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of proposed research program, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references.

Enquiries and applications should be directed to the Search Committee Chair:
Dr. Danny Mann, P.Eng.
Professor & Head Department of Biosystems Engineering
E2-376 EITC University of Manitoba Winnipeg,
Manitoba R3T 5V6
Phone: (204) 474-7149
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The University of Waterloo invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, Faculty of Engineering, with the appointment to be effective July 1, 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to lead Canada’s largest engineering school, with a reputation for excellence built on the foundation of co-op education, world-leading research, and a bold history of innovation.

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The College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in association with the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) and the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Global Food Security are pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor appointment in imaging. The University of Saskatchewan is establishing a world-class program to develop and transfer agricultural innovations to both developing and developed areas of the world for the purpose of ensuring food security. The CERC program in Global Food Security is building a multidisciplinary research team consisting of 4-5 faculty positions and an additional 30-40 postdoctoral, graduate student, and research technician positions. The team’s research disciplines will span the biological and physical sciences, including plant molecular biology, physiology and genetics, engineering, computer science, soil science, and microbiology. While the discoveries from this multidisciplinary research are expected to benefit Canada, they also have the potential to enhance agriculture in food production frontiers such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Disruptive technologies are needed to ensure food security in view of sharply increasing human needs. A logical approach to achieving such goals will involve the channeling of groundbreaking research advances across multiple disciplines in the physical and biological sciences.

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,800 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that’s celebrating 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University is a small research-intensive campus located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant I will maintain and build technologies for precision agriculture systems to improve fruit yield and quality in wild blueberry fields throughout Atlantic Canada.

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We are looking for individuals with research experience broadly in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering with a focus on biomass. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and research experience in modelling biomass-based energy conversion systems, specifically in the conversion of forest-based biomass or biomass waste generated by the forest industry to fuels and chemicals. The candidate should have experience developing techno-economic models for the estimation of the viability of these types of energy systems. The individual should also have some experience in modeling biomass conversion processes using relevant tools (e.g., Aspen Plus).

logo DAL blackDalhousie invites applications, expressions of interest and nominations for the position of Dean, Faculty of Engineering.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

A member of Canada’s U15 group of universities, and committed to world-class teaching and research, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering a wealth of programs through diverse Faculties. With campuses located in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, as well as a Medical School site in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dalhousie is home to more than 6,000 faculty and staff, and 18,800 students. For more information about Dalhousie University, visit www.dal.ca.