The Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University seeks an innovative scholar for a tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the area of social impacts of technology. We are seeking a motivated, broad thinking scholar whose research focuses on the response of society to innovation in the environment-agriculture-food-nutrition-health continuum. Research areas could include but are not limited to, policy and governance, economics, factors affecting knowledge and acceptance of technologies, and the roles of new technologies in international development and food security. In addition to establishing a significant and externally-funded research program, the successful candidate is expected to teach courses and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to be a strong participant in McGill’s interdisciplinary Institute of Global Food Security. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in social or natural sciences and demonstrated ability in research and teaching; experience in working with the private and/or public sectors will be considered an asset.
The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of McGill University is a recognized leader in addressing the challenges associated with ensuring a reliable, safe, sustainable and robust food system, stretching from production to processing, manufacturing, storage, distribution and consumption of safe and healthy foods. The Faculty comprises departments, schools, institutes and centres devoted to teaching, research, and public engagement and outreach in all aspects of food production, food science, human nutrition, natural resource management, plant and animal health, food safety and food security. These are areas of academic priority in the University and Faculty Strategic Plans.
McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 30 km from the city of Montreal. The Campus comprises 650 hectares of farm and forested lands, commercial and research animal facilities, experimental field stations and state-of-the-art student learning facilities. Additional information concerning McGill and its Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences can be found on their respective web sites (www.mcgill.ca, www.mcgill.ca/macdonald).
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applicants should submit by January 12, 2014, their curriculum vitae, statements of their research and teaching philosophies and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least 3 professional references, who can evaluate their candidacy, directly to:
Joanne Ten Eyck
Assistant to the Dean
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
McGill University, Macdonald Campus
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec
Canada H9X 3V9