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Position Title: CRC Tier 2 Sustainable Food Systems Modeling
Part/Full:Full Time
Date Available:7/1/2018

Job Description :
Canada Research Chair -Tier 2 in Sustainable Food Systems Modeling Department of Animal Science Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba Position #24322 (CRC) and #24321 (Professorial) The Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba is seeking a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, established by the Government of Canada ( to enable Canadian universities to foster world-class research excellence. All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.
Responsibilities :
The proposed CRC will advance the University as an innovator in its strategic research theme of Safe, Healthy, Just and Sustainable Food Systems on the national and international research stages, thereby expanding the success realized by the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment. The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is one of the most research-intensive Faculties at the University of Manitoba. As such, the successful candidate will be welcomed to a vigorous research environment with ample opportunity to make an immediate impact. The CRC in Sustainable Food Systems Modeling will shape the next generation of evidence-based analyses of food systems by developing new techniques to integrate large data sets including multiple livestock production systems, environmental sustainability and social indicators. The successful candidate will develop novel techniques to integrate these data in a mathematically and socially meaningful way. These systems-level analyses will serve to identify alternative management practices, inform policy related to livestock and the environment, and enhance the adaptive capacity of the sector. The recruit is expected to develop a rigorous, independently funded research program leading collaborations among a diverse team of scientists from agricultural and food systems, as well as social, economic and policy experts, to include research focused on the socio-ecological aspects of food systems.
Qualifications :
Applicants must be established scholars with demonstrated potential for becoming world leaders in their research area. The candidate must possess a PhD and have proven success in animal science, biosystems/ agricultural engineering, mathematics, or environmental science/engineering with expertise in systems modelling and a good understanding of animal and crop production processes. As well, the candidate must have a strong publication record, national funding and HQP training that demonstrate an active and recognized program in biological systems modeling. They should also have a strong commitment to conducting interdisciplinary research and the ability to develop a stimulating research environment which will attract high caliber graduate students. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Additional Information :
The successful candidate will be nominated for a Tier 2 CRC supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and must develop a research plan focused on Sustainable Food Systems Modeling. Applicants must be exceptional emerging scholars with less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher since obtaining their terminal degree at the time of nomination. Tier 2 Chairs are valued at $100,000 per year for 5 years with an option to renew once. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) will have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program's Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the UM's strategic research initiative office for more information: The Canada Research Chairs website provides full program information including details on eligibility criteria: The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. International applicants are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applications will start to be considered on March 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated the position will begin on July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants should forward a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a brief five-year research plan, examples of significant research contributions, and the names and contact information of three potential referees to: Dr. Martin Nyachoti Chair, CRC Search Committee Department of Animal Science Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences University of Manitoba Email: Phone: 204.474.7323

Company/Institution:University of Manitoba
City, State:Winnipeg, MB
Zip Code:R3T 2N2

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