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Barrett Family Foundation Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering,  School of Engineering, University of Guelph

Posted: Aug 14, 2018

The University of Guelph invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the inaugural Barrett Family Foundation Chair in Sustainable Food Engineering.

The first of its kind in Canada, the Barrett Chair will develop and advance an impactful research program in sustainable food engineering and provide transformational leadership to food engineering research and training at the University of Guelph. With generous support from the Barrett Family Foundation, the Chair will increase national and international awareness of sustainable food engineering issues through the development of Canada’s first national roundtable on sustainable food engineering technology and a collaborative industry research advisory group. The Chair will engage with local, national, and international research networks and industry leaders to develop long-term solutions to industry challenges and ensure a greener, more sustainable food industry. By pioneering innovative courses and curriculum, increasing collaboration between the University and industry and engaging and developing highly qualified personnel the Chair will contribute to undergraduate and graduate education and strengthen the University’s capacity to respond to food industry issues.

As the ideal candidate, you are an accomplished interdisciplinary scholar whose career has successfully spanned both academia and industry. Your distinguished record of scholarly achievement is evidenced by high-impact publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals and/or a record of successful patents. With the proven ability to build partnerships, strengthen reputation, and attract international visibility to both your own work and the work of those around you, you are viewed as a leader in your field of study. You are a mentor, coach, and relationship builder who can work in collaboration with others to identify industry challenges and support innovative solutions. You have proven that you possess the expertise, drive, energy, and ambition required to build a research program that is collaborative, interdisciplinary, and internationally recognized and further support and complement the University’s strengths in food research and teaching. You hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and are a Professional Engineer in Canada or have credentials which will allow you to become registered in Canada.

The University of Guelph has achieved prominence in Canada and around the world for its commitment to student learning and innovative research. It is dedicated to cultivating the essentials of our quality of life – food, water, environment, animal and human health, community, commerce, culture, and learning. The University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, an obligation to address global issues, and a concern for international development.  Approximately 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend the University, which has a special mandate to deliver food and agricultural, engineering and technology, business, art, science and veterinary programs and services to Ontario.

The University of Guelph has well-established and accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Systems and Computing, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. At present, the School of Engineering is comprised of 58 faculty members, 35 staff and technicians, 1800 undergraduate students, and over 300 graduate students. Its leadership is bolstered by the University’s unique research and development partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. While housed within the School of Engineering, the Chair will also work closely with the Food Science Department.

This position is for a 5-year renewable term and the Chair will hold a tenured faculty appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level in the School of Engineering within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Following the five-year term, the faculty member will continue to hold a tenured appointment with the School of Engineering. The successful candidate can expect generous research support, a collegial and supportive environment, and the experience of working in Canada’s Food University.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the University community are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin August 14th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please provide a complete application including statement of interest articulating a long-term vision of the outcomes arising from the chair and related activities, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), to guelphfoodchair@kbrs.ca or apply online at www.kbrs.ca/Careers/12376

To learn more, or to make a nomination, please contact Laura Godsoe at 1 902 421 7544.

 

 


 

Assistant Professor in Integrative Organismal Biology, Dept. of Zoology, University of British Columbia

Posting: August 14, 2018- Oct 15, 2018

The Department of Zoology at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for two faculty positions in Integrative Organismal Biology. We seek outstanding individuals with innovative and integrative research programs that would extend and complement existing faculty strengths in our Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics group. The positions are tenure track and expected to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, an excellent research record along with evidence of potential for attaining excellence in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. The appointment will begin no earlier than July 1, 2019.

We welcome candidates working on any group of animals. In particular, we encourage those who take a mechanistic approach to organismal biology, will expand our research and teaching approaches, and will interact with the large and diverse group of biologists in the Department of Zoology. The Department includes more than 38 principal investigators and promotes integrative research in biology. Its faculty and students pursue cutting edge questions in Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics, Evolution, Ecology, and Cell and Developmental Biology. The successful applicants will be appointed in the Department of Zoology in the Faculty of Science. Further information on the Department is available at http://www.zoology.ubc.ca

Responsibilities of each position includes: establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, developing teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, and participating on service committees for the Department, University, and academic/scientific community.

Applicants should send, as a single pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (maximum of 3 pages), statement of teaching accomplishments and/or interests (maximum of 2 pages), up to four publications, and the names and contact information for three referees to Dr. Douglas Altshuler at iojob2018@zoology.ubc.ca.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (CRC) TIER 2 in INTELLIGENT ROBOTICS IN UNSTRUCTURED ENVIRONMENTS FACULTY POSITION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Posted Aug 14, 2018

The Faculty of Engineering at The University of Western Ontario, one of Canada’s leading research- intensive universities, seek applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Intelligent Robotics in Unstructured Environments, effective July 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will receive a probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. This position also includes a comprehensive benefits package. Further details can be accessed at: http://www.uwo.ca/hr/benefits/your_benefits/faculty.html

For a probationary appointment, successful candidates will have completed a Ph.D. degree in the appropriate Engineering field or a closely related discipline, demonstrate excellence or clear promise of excellence in research, including evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates independent research potential leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding. Candidates who have a professional engineering license (P.Eng.) or are eligible to apply for a professional engineering license will receive preference.

The candidate must demonstrate an original and innovative research program of high quality which will attract undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other trainees. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the teaching mission and to participate in graduate and undergraduate programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and evidence of developing and maintaining research collaborations.

The Tier 2 CRC will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research program in the area of Intelligent Robotics in Unstructured Environments. The Department invites applicants interested in the development of robotic systems capable of autonomous operation in the presence of uncertain information. We encourage applications from researchers using the techniques of autonomous robotics in all application domains to apply. Robotics expertise exists within the Department in a broad variety of areas, including but not limited to surgery, exploration, power systems, agriculture, mining and rehabilitation, so wide potential for collaborations exists. The ideal candidate for the Tier 2 CRC will be able to articulate a vision to lead new research by building capacity and collaborations within the Department in the area of autonomous robotics.

The selected candidate will be nominated by The University of Western Ontario to apply for the Tier 2 CRC in Intelligent Robotics in Unstructured Environments. This academic appointment is conditional upon the successful award of the CRC Tier 2 to the candidate.

In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (www.chairs- chaires.gc.ca ), Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination). 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.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process; please contact Research Development at The University of Western Ontario at ResearchWesternCRC@uwo.ca for more information. Please consult the Canada Research Chair website for full information, including further details on eligibility criteria. http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program- programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx.

The University of Western Ontario recognizes the potential impact that legitimate career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record, and to submit a full career or extended CV to a chairholder position in cases where they have had career interruptions.

Situated along the banks of the Thames River in picturesque London, Ontario, a city with a population of approximately 380,000, Western University has a full-time enrollment of about 32,000 students in a range of academic and professional programs. With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. Further information about Western can be found at http://www.uwo.ca/, the Faculty of Engineering at http://www.eng.uwo.ca/, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at http://www.eng.uwo.ca/electrical/. Western Engineering is in the process of a major expansion of faculty to complement a planned growth in student numbers. Western Engineering’s Mission, Vision and Values can be found at http://www.eng.uwo.ca/faculty_staff/img/Values_Mission_Statement.pdf. Western’s Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

If you share a commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and are eager to pursue a rewarding academic career, please send (i) a detailed curriculum vitae, (ii) a one-page teaching statement describing your teaching experience and philosophy, (iii) a concise research statement of interests describing your current research program, accomplishments and future plans, and (iv) contact details of at least three professionals who can provide letters of support. Applications should be sent to, clearly identifying the position you are applying for:

Professor Abdallah Shami, Chair (Acting) of Electrical and Computer Engineering c/o Michelle Wagler, Administrative Officer Thompson Engineering Building, Room 279B, Western Engineering 1151 Richmond Street London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9 Email: mwagler6@uwo.ca

Consideration of applications will commence on September 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please ensure that the form available at

http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf is completed and included in your application submission.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities. Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Michelle Wagler by phone at 519-661-2111 ext: 81257.

Western University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thompson Engineering Building, Rm. 279 1151 Richmond St. N., London, ON, Canada N6A 5B9 519.661.2111 ext. 81257 mwagler6@uwo.ca www.eng.uwo.ca/electrical

 


Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Systems Biology, Queen’s University

Posted Aug 5, 2018

The Department of Biology at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Systems Biology. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

The department seeks a systems biologist with a strong experimental and computational approach and research interests centred in identifying emergent system-level properties. Examples of research areas could include, but are not limited to: the control of gene, protein, and metabolic networks; cell signalling; cell interaction; or synthetic biology. The successful candidate will complement and broaden the department’s existing expertise and strengths and will contribute to teaching within the areas of cell and molecular biology, development, genetics, genomics, or bioinformatics.

Queen’s is a research-intensive university, with an integrated Biology Department that encompasses observational, experimental, and theoretical approaches. The Molecular, Cell, and Integrative Biology group in our department spans most areas of Biology and is unified by common approaches in genetics, molecular biology, imaging, proteomics, and genomics. Strong collaborative linkages exist with our Ecology, Evolution, and Behaviour group, as well as other departments and faculties at Queen’s including the Computational Genomics Laboratory and the Centre for Advanced Computing.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests that highlights your three most significant contributions and future directions (3 pages maximum);
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (3 pages maximum);
  • a diversity statement describing your past and planned commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in your research programs and outreach activities;
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Brian Cumming, Professor and Head, Department of Biology, c/o Anne Dumont (ad142@queensu.ca)

The deadline for applications is September 10, 2018.  Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Anne Dumont at ad142@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Brian Cumming

Professor and Head

Department of Biology

Room 3102, BioSciences Complex

116 Barrie St.

Queen’s University

Kingston, Ontario

CANADA K7L 3J9

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Brian Cumming in the Department of Biology, at cummingb@queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement  and at http://www.qufa.ca.  


LECTURER, GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

Posted Aug 5, 2018

The Department of Geography and the Environmental Science Program invite applications for a Lecturer with teaching responsibilities in both programs. The academic home for the appointment will be the Department of Geography. This position is a continuing teaching (non-research) appointment, preferably starting 1 January 2019. Applicants should have a PhD and training in the natural sciences relevant to this position. They should demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching, and demonstrate a commitment to apply experiential learning and innovative pedagogy. In Geography, the successful candidate will mainly teach large enrolment geography courses that integrate science and social science perspectives (https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2018/summer/courses/geog.html), and courses that develop professional communication skills and facilitate career development. The ability to teach core physical geography courses will be an asset. In Environmental Science, the successful candidate will teach core environmental science courses (https://www.sfu.ca/evsc/courses.html) and a course within the program in their area of specialization. The ability to teach quantitative skills will be an asset. Preference will be given to candidates who can successfully teach students from a range of science and non-science backgrounds. We seek candidates who will contribute positively and constructively to our work environments and participate in community-building and collegial governance.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. Simon Fraser University, located in Metro Vancouver, is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

Candidates should submit a single pdf including a cover letter (with indication of citizenship and/or residency status), a curriculum vitae, and a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, teaching evaluations, and actual and potential course outlines relevant to the position). They should arrange for three letters of reference to accompany their application. Applications should be submitted by webform at https://www.sfu.ca/geography/opportunities-in-geography/posting-faculty/main-application- form.html References should be submitted by webform at https://www.sfu.ca/geography/opportunities-in- geography/posting-faculty/file-upload-applicant.html. The deadline for applications is 1 September 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee’s secretary at geogsec@sfu.ca.

Search Committee chair: Professor Tracy Brennand Department of Geography Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details, see the Collection Notice.


CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR Tier 2 in Ocean Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in “Ocean Engineering” to be held in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The appointment will be a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and supervise graduate students in ocean engineering and to develop, lead, and grow a strong, externally funded research program. While all ocean engineering subspecialties will be considered, preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated qualifications in design, control and autonomy of marine vehicles, and materials.

Dalhousie University has established national leadership in ocean research and are increasingly defined as a world leader in this area. This strength is reflected, for example, in the new Steele Oceans Centre, CERC in Ocean Science and Technology, Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEPOAR) and the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise. Consequently, this position is an integral part of the Ocean Frontiers Institute (OFI), a collaborative research initiative to harness the vast potential of the world’s ocean and meet the ecological, economic and societal challenges of the future. As an international hub for ocean science, OFI brings together elite researchers and institutes from across the globe to understand our changing ocean and create safe, sustainable solutions for ocean development.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a core group of faculty working in oceans research. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a strong research program of their own, and in so doing actively provide leadership in and contribute to intra- and inter-faculty collaborations in this area of emphasis.

In keeping with the principles of employment equity and the CRC program’s equity targets, this position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: racially visible persons or persons with a disability. Candidates must have a PhD in mechanical engineering or related field and be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding emerging scholar capable of developing an innovative, impactful and original research program (develop multi-faceted research projects, work with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows). The appointee will be expected to obtain peer-reviewed external funding and working cooperatively within the Faculty and with colleagues within the Ocean Frontier Institute. Although this is primarily a research appointment, the appointee will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level.

The CRC program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. the candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, etc.) may have their eligibility for a CRC Tier 2 assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the research grants office and see the CRC website (www.chairs.gc.ca) for more information on eligibility. Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Dalhousie is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 18,500 students, including 3,500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries. It is located in Halifax – the major center in the scenic Atlantic region and a city widely known for its high quality of life. Further information about the Faculty and the university can be obtained at www.dal.ca/Engineering.

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a two-page summary of the candidate’s proposed research program, a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies. A complete application will include a Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid. All application materials should be submitted by September 15, 2018 to:

 

Chair, CRC Tier 2 Search Committee (Search #3306)

c/o Jascinth Butterfield

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Rm. 360, Sexton Campus

Dalhousie University

PO Box 15000

Halifax, NS Canada B3H 4R2

Email: jbutterf@dal.ca

Electronic submissions must be in the form of a single attached file in PDF format

Dalhousie is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. In keeping with the principles of employment equity and the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program’s equity targets, this position is restricted to candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: racially visible persons or persons with a disability.



Dean of Science: University of New Brunswick (UNB) 

Posted on June 26, 2018

Founded in 1785, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to be one of the first public universities in North America and the oldest English-language university in Canada. From its main campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, UNB offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 75 disciplines and continuing education in a variety of fields. With full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate degrees in Science, Education, Arts, Business Administration, Computer Science, Nursing, Engineering, Forestry, Law and Kinesiology, as well as certificates and diplomas, UNB’s innovative programs prepare students for the real world.

The University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Science is the most comprehensive science faculty in New Brunswick, with a full-time faculty complement of 85, and over 25 undergraduate and graduate degree possibilities in a variety of programs, ranging from a general science degree option to biology, chemistry, environmental biology, earth sciences, environmental geochemistry, statistics, mathematics, physics, and psychology. The faculty’s broadly-based research capacity of international caliber continues to strengthen with the addition of Canada Research Chairs, funding commitments for multidisciplinary research programs, and several research centres including: The Planetary and Space Science Centre, The Canadian Rivers Institute, The Centre for Laser, Atomic and Molecular Sciences, The MRI Research Centre, and The Applied Statistics Centre.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic (Fredericton), the Dean of the Faculty of Science provides academic and strategic leadership to the Faculty of Science and is part of the university’s academic leadership team. The Dean works closely with faculty, staff, students and other academic administrators within the faculty and across the university to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and ensure that academic programs meet the objectives outlined in the university’s Academic Plan. The next Dean will continue to support and strengthen the faculty’s fundamental and applied research, will explore innovative program delivery, and will seek out opportunities to enhance inter-departmental and interdisciplinary partnerships internally and externally.

As the ideal candidate, you are an accomplished academic and researcher with success in developing interdisciplinary programs and research initiatives. Your scholarship and teaching will support an appointment with tenure in the Faculty of Science at UNB. A collegial leader, you invite ideas and advice from others, invest time in mentoring and supporting colleagues and build and maintain strong relationships within and outside the university. You bring administrative experience, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and financial acumen. You are comfortable and capable at the senior leadership table, making decisions that represent your Faculty and the interests of the students and the university more generally. An effective and articulate advocate and spokesperson, you are able to build relationships within and across disciplines, institutions, and communities and have a track record of developing and maintaining the institutional and industry-related partnerships that are indispensable to the Faculty’s success.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact KBRS.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Anna Stuart or Kaitlyn LeMoine at 1.866.822.6022, or submit your application online here.


Translational Surgical Pathology/Chemistry Scientist Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Posted on June 8, 2018

The Departments of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Surgery, and Chemistry at Queen’s University invite applications from internationally recognized scientists whose research is congruent with the objective of building an outstanding program in innovative translational research linking analytical chemistry, diagnostic pathology and advanced surgical practice. The successful applicant will have a tenured appointment at the rank of full Professor and is expected to participate in undergraduate education and supervise both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred start date for this position is January 1, 2019.

Applicants must have a proven record of collaboration with both academic physicians and chemists and they must be aware of the complexities of undertaking basic and patient-oriented research in a hospital environment. They will have demonstrable experience in the creation and support of cross-functional teams to develop next generation technologies that can be used for: i) the early diagnosis of disease particularly in an intraoperative surgical setting, ii) assessing prognosis and progression, iii) predicting therapeutic response and iv) minimally invasive surgical procedures. The successful applicant will have a distinguished track record of advancing their research in partnership with industry, which may include company creation and patent out-licensing to other firms, to expedite the translation and commercialization of discovery and innovative research. Preference will be given to candidates with active industrial collaborations to support advanced translational research into the clinical setting.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”.

Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of (i) a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);

(ii) a current Curriculum Vitae (including a comprehensive list of publications, awards, and grants received); (iii) a statement of current and prospective research interests and experience;

(iv) a statement of teaching experience and interests together with a teaching portfolio (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); (v) the names and contact information of a minimum of three referees, one of which must be at arm’s length.

The deadline for applications is July 8th, 2018. Applicants are asked to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Dr. Hans-Peter Loock and Dr. Alexander Boag, Co-Chairs of the search committee (c/o Ms. Barbara Latimer).

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Ms. Barbara Latimer in the Department of Pathology. Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted herehere and here.


Agriculture Curriculum Methodology Specialist: Volunteer in Guyana

Posted on June 6, 2018

About Cuso International

Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization, working to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive, lasting change.

Location of Placement: Guyana

Start Date: Aug – Oct 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement: 12 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

The overall purpose of the placement is to strengthen the capacity of the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) to promote and support agricultural development through the education and training of young men and women interested in an agricultural career.

The Curriculum Methodology Specialist will work closely with staff of the Guyana School of Agriculture and a group of stakeholders to review existing curricula and assist in the development of new curricula based on learnings and needs.  

The specialist will also provide training to staff at the Guyana School of Agriculture on issues related to curriculum development.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Review and evaluate existing GSA curriculum
  • Support development of new curricula and training program which will assist GSA staff and instructors in delivering agricultural training
  • Test relevance of new GSA training material in the Guyana context.
  • Support GSA staff and key stakeholders to implement new training material

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field

Essential Professional Background:

  • -At least 5 years of experience teaching/developing curriculums
  • -Demonstrated facilitation and training skill

About the Partner

Guyana School of Agriculture

The mission of the Guyana School of Agriculture is: “To promote and support agricultural development through education and training of young men and women interested in an agricultural career.” The School began on September 09, 1963 at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, eleven (11) miles from Georgetown. The objectives of the School are:

  • -To offer theoretical and practical training in Agriculture.
  • -To develop, manage and operate farms and undertakings of an agricultural nature
  • The school offers training programs in the areas of: agriculture, livestock production and management, animal health and veterinary public health, forestry, fisheries studies and agro processing. 

Terms and Conditions

Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement. This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex. loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel. 

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

 Fundraising

We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising. If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he/she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

Apply here.


Instructor – Mineral Resource Engineering Program: Dalhousie University, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering

 

 

Posted on May 11, 2018

The Department of Civil and Resource Engineering invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Instructor in the area of Mineral Resource Engineering. This is a three-year limited term position with possibility for renewal.  The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2018.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie University is a leading, research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia which boasts a youthful spirit, rich history and scenic waterfront.

This position provides a unique opportunity to pursue a career focused on excellence in teaching, curriculum design and other aspects of educational leadership in the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering. The successful candidate will engage in curriculum design and pedagogy in a collaborative teaching and learning community. The ideal candidate is expected to fulfill teaching responsibilities in the mineral resource engineering program at the undergraduate level, in many of the following topics: mining geology, mine equipment and operations, mine design, planning and optimization, mining and the environment, mineral processing, and mine ventilation.  The position will also participate in relevant service activities (e.g., serving on committees) within the University.

The successful applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in mining or geological engineering and a graduate degree in mining, geological or civil engineering. The candidate must be a registered professional engineer in Canada or be eligible for and committed to registration in Nova Scotia. Applicants must have demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching as well as outstanding communication skills. Previous experience in the mining engineering industry and/or post-secondary teaching will be seen as an asset.

Prospective candidates should submit a single PDF file containing a letter of Application, a CV, a teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if any), Self-Identification Questionnaire (available here), and the names and contact information of three referees to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Civil and Resource Engineering – email. The review process will commence on June 1, 2018 and will continue until a candidate has been selected.

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 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.


Instructor (Agricultural, Food, Environmental Chemistry): Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Truro (Limited Term (10 months), Full time

 

Posted on May 11, 2018

Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian 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 has more than 6,000 faculty and staff who make up the university’s energetic academic community.

 The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University campus is located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, food, environment, and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies.  This position will be located in the Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Truro, Nova Scotia. The Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences offers a stimulating academic environment featuring a breadth of expertise, a strong applied research focus, and linkages across the university and beyond.

The Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, Instructor in Agriculture/Food/Environmental Chemistry with teaching (domestic and international articulated programmes), academic programme coordination, and service responsibilities with salary appropriate to qualification and experience.

A minimum of a Master’s degree in Chemistry, Agricultural Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry from a recognized university, plus at least one year of teaching experience in Chemistry, Agricultural Chemistry, Food Chemistry or Environmental Chemistry is required.  Applicants must have knowledge and experience on the role of Chemistry in Agriculture, Agri-food, and/or Environment. Evidence of teaching at the undergraduate level is required.

Demonstrated excellence and strong passion in teaching in a multi-cultural, multi-national environment, with strong leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and an ability to work in co-operation with a number of university-, government-, and industry- groups are desirable assets. The individual must be highly motivated with sound judgement, professionalism, integrity, collegiality, resourcefulness, innovation, self-motivation, excellent communication skills and strong organizational skills.

The successful applicant will teach distance, diploma, and degree courses for students in Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences, Integrated Environmental Management, Landscape Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Animal Science and Aquaculture programmes within Dalhousie University and at international universities where articulation agreements are in effect. The successful applicant is expected to build strong connections with the Canadian and regional agriculture, agri-food and environmental industries through teaching and outreach activities. The applicant must have a strong commitment to teaching and service to the university.

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 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.

Application Process:

In your cover letter, please quote the competition number, department (Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences) and competition name (Instructor, Agricultural, Food, Environmental Chemistry).

Applicants must submit a cover letter stating qualifications and abilities, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and service interests, and the name, address, and phone number of four referees to: Chair of Selection Committee (Agricultural, Food, Environmental Chemistry), Jeff Hoyle , Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, 50 Pictou Road, PO Box 550 Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5E3 or email to hoylej@dal.ca.

Applicants must also submit a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin on, May 28, 2018.

A more detailed description of the Faculty and Department is available here.


Instructor – (Environmental Sciences): Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Truro

Limited Term (12 month), Full time

Posted on May 11, 2018

Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian 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 has more than 6,000 faculty and staff who make up the university’s energetic academic community.

 

The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University campus is located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, food, environment, and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies.  This position will be located in the Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Truro, Nova Scotia. The Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences offers a stimulating academic environment featuring a breadth of expertise, a strong applied research focus, and linkages across the university and beyond.

 

The Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture invites applications from qualified  candidates for a full-time, Instructor in Environmental Sciences with teaching (domestic and international articulated programmes), academic programme coordination, and service responsibilities with salary appropriate to qualification and experience.

A minimum of a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from a recognized university, plus at least one year of teaching/professional experience in Environmental Science or Environmental industry sector is required.  Applicants must have knowledge and experience in Environmental issues, Climate Change, Environmental Impacts, Impacts Assessment, Environmental Remediation, and providing solutions for various environmental issues. Evidence of teaching at the undergraduate level is required.

Demonstrated excellence and strong passion in teaching in a multi-cultural, multi-national environment, with strong leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and an ability to work in co-operation with a number of university-, government-, and industry- groups are desirable assets. The individual must be highly motivated with sound judgement, professionalism, integrity, collegiality, resourcefulness, innovation, self-motivation, excellent communication skills and strong organizational skills.

The successful applicant will teach distance, diploma, and degree courses in Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences, Integrated Environmental Management, Landscape Horticulture and Landscape Architecture programmes within Dalhousie University and at international universities where articulation agreements are in effect. The incumbent may also act in the role of an Academic Advisor for the Environmental Sciences. The successful applicant is expected to build strong connections with the Canadian and regional agriculture, agri-food and environmental industries through teaching and outreach activities. The applicant must have a strong commitment to teaching and service to the university.

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 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.

Application Process:

In your cover letter, please quote the competition number, department (Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences) and competition name (Instructor, Environmental Sciences).

Applicants must submit a cover letter stating qualifications and abilities, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and service interests, and the name, address, and phone number of four referees to: Chair of Selection Committee (Environmental Sciences), Andrew Hammermeister , Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, 50 Pictou Road, PO Box 550 Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5E3 or to this email.

Applicants must also submit a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin on, May 28, 2018.

A more detailed description of the Faculty and Department is available here.


QA Engineer: Montréal, QC or Toronto, ON

Posted on May 8, 2018

About You

Do you love to break software and feel accomplished when you find a really difficult bug? Do you feel responsible in ensuring product quality and integrity? Are you a team player that can easily communicate your ideas and testing findings?

A Day in the Life

As a QA Engineer with Liquid Analytics, you are fully integrated with the development team and help manage priorities and issues based on testing.

  • Manually test the application to ensure that it meets requirements
  • Create automated test scripts for functional regression testing
  • Create automated test scripts for non functional (API, cloud functions, scalability) testing
  • Test the presentation layer UI
  • Test interfaces and API/webservices
  • Test databases
  • Create test cases based on requirements to ensure that a feature is delivered to specification
  • Manage the testing process during deployments
  • Assist with creating, prioritizing, and managing tickets and defects based on testing
  • Communicate with external teams to receive, test and prioritize defects

Your Qualifications

You have a technical background.  You have a software development background, but chose to focus on QA.  You are familiar with and use on a daily basis:

  • Jenkins for integration
  • Selenium
  • Postman
  • Appium
  • JMeter
  • Jira
  • Bugzilla

You have tested desktop and mobile applications.  You know the following languages:

  • Python
  • Java
  • Javascript

Company Overview

  • Liquid Analytics is a team of software engineers who love building applications that delight customers.
  • Our applications use machine learning extensively to recommend products, presentation styles, and marketing strategies.
  • Our solutions are used in various industries from home improvement to retail to consumer packaged goods.
  • Liquid Analytics is a great place to work if you are technical, like to be challenged, love solving problems, and are highly motivated.
  • Learn more at www.liquidanalytics.com