Job Opening

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Dairy Science
Salary:Commensurate with experience
Part/Full:Full Time
Date Available:9/1/2021

The Food Science Department at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.

The Assistant Professor position is in the area of dairy science, with an emphasis on dairy chemistry and dairy products technology. Teaching and outreach are important components of the position. The incumbent will be expected to teach undergraduate students in the B.Sc. Food Science major, teach specialized graduate courses in dairy chemistry and technology and supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will contribute to the annual ice cream and cheese short courses for industry professionals. The development of a high-calibre research program is expected. While focusing on dairy science, the research interests of the incumbent should align with one or more of the major research themes of the department including food processing, structure and quality; food safety; food microbiology and the association of food and health. Ideally, the incumbent will collaborate with others working in dairy science both internally and externally. Government inspected dairy pilot-plant facilities and wet-bench laboratory space are available.

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in, or relevant to, Dairy Science and/or Technology, and have substantial research experience, strong evidence of research capacity, proven communication skills, and demonstrated ability to support industry stakeholders. Dairy industry experience would be an advantage.

The Department of Food Science has a strong reputation as a center of excellence and is the driving force behind the University of Guelph’s reputation as Canada’s Food University. The Department currently has 16 tenured faculty members, several adjunct faculty, 100 graduate students, 160 undergraduate students, 10 permanent support staff and several contractual support staff. Further information can be found at: Food Science, Ontario Agricultural College and University of Guelph. Information about dairy research initiatives on campus can be found at Dairy at Guelph.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on April 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; and the names of three persons who may be contacted for references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Applications should be emailed to:

Dr. Lisa Duizer c/o Ms. Sarah Bruce
Department Chair
Food Science
Ontario Agricultural College
University of Guelph


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.Applicants are recommended to self-identify through the Applicant Tracking Questionnaire or within their cover letter.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

Company/Institution:University of Guelph
City, State:Guelph, ON
Zip Code:N1H 6J2

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