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McGill University Seeks Assistant Professor Canada Research Chair Tier in Agricultural Economics

December 04, 2018

Position Title
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Job Summary

McGill University’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Agricultural Economics at the Assistant Professor level. This position is open to highly-qualified agricultural and environmental economists. Preference will be given to candidates with research interest and experience in sustainable farm management and agri-business management or marketing and consumer decision making. Qualified candidates in other related agricultural economics fields will also be considered.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Open to rank of Assistant Professor Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Agricultural Economics

 

Faculty: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department/School: Natural Resource Sciences The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University.

 

Position Description

McGill University’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Agricultural Economics at the Assistant Professor level. This position is open to highly-qualified agricultural and environmental economists. Preference will be given to candidates with research interest and experience in sustainable farm management and agri-business management or marketing and consumer decision making. Qualified candidates in other related agricultural economics fields will also be considered.

 

McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 35 km from downtown Montreal. The Campus comprises 650 hectares of farm and forested lands, commercial and research animal facilities, experimental field stations, well-equipped analytical laboratories and state-of-the-art student learning facilities. McGill’s Sustainability Sciences and Technologies Initiative (SSTI) and Green Chemistry and Catalysis Centre provide additional opportunities for research collaborations and outreach. Additional information concerning McGill University and its Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences can be found on their respective web sites (www.mcgill.ca, www.mcgill.ca/macdonald).

 

The successful candidate that satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in Agricultural Economics, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment. Nominees for Tier 2 Chair positions must be emerging scholars and hold the rank of assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. A nominee who is more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (e.g., maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care) will be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justifications process.

 

Eligibility conditions for CRCs

 

 

Job Duties

The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong externally-funded research program involving the mentoring and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be involved in service to the university and scholarly communities. Collaboration with other researchers at McGill, especially within the multidisciplinary department which features research on soils, agricultural systems, microbiology, entomology, and social-ecological systems, as well as other university research centers is encouraged.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Agricultural, Environmental or Natural Resource Economics, or a related discipline, and will contribute to teaching and research in the Agricultural Economics Program at McGill. Candidates should have a strong record of research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed scholarly publications, and experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Interdisciplinary collaboration and post-doctoral research experience are considered to be assets.

 

Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 Chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position. For Tier 2 nominees at the rank of Assistant Professor who are within three years of their PhD, one referee must be the PhD supervisor.

 

Job Details

Job Classification: Tenure-track
Rank: Assistant Professor
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

 

Application Deadline:

The position will remain open until filled, but all application materials must be received by January 15, 2019 to assure full consideration.

 

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online via this website

The following supporting documents are required:

• A cover letter and curriculum vitae

• A research statement that includes achievements and future plans

• Up to three publications in PDF format

• A summary of teaching interests and experience

• The names and contact information of three referees.

 

For Tier 2 nominees at the rank of Assistant Professor who are within three years of their PhD, one referee must be the PhD supervisor. • All applicants are asked to complete an Equity and Diversity Survey (for Tenure-Track equity reference number R828): https://www.mcgill.ca/apo/equity-diversity-survey

 

Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to the Department Chair, Professor Brian Driscoll (brian.driscoll@mcgill.ca)

 

For internal applicants only: Supporting documents include a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research aligned with the designated subject area for the Chair.

 

 

 

Commitment to Equity and Diversity

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Publication 1 (optional)
  • Publication 2 (optional)
  • Publication 3 (optional)
  • Equity and Diversity Survey R828 https://www.mcgill.ca/apo/equity-diversity-survey(s) 
  • Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses )
    And anything else requested in the position description.

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