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Assistant or Associate Professor, the Faculty’s Crop Protection Chair (Weed Management) Position Number #30502 with University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB

Type of position tenure-track position
Employer University of Manitoba
Location Winnipeg, MB
Salary Salary and rank will be dependent on qualifications.
Closing date of competition Aug 06, 2021
Date position available Sep 01, 2021
Description of duties

Position Number #30502 Department of Plant Science

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences University of Manitoba

The Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level as the Faculty’s Crop Protection Chair (Weed Management) to expand the current agronomic research capacity of the University. Salary and rank will be dependent on qualifications. The candidate will lead and expand a research program in the area of weed management as it applies to Western Canadian crop and crop-livestock production systems, conducting both basic and applied research. The position start date is September 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate must be able to lead a strong original research program developing comprehensive approaches to managing weeds in cropping systems under a multitude of soil types and environmental conditions. Training of graduate students, post-docs, research associates and research technicians in sustainable crop protection is required.  A capacity to transfer knowledge about innovative weed management strategies in cropping systems to Western Canadian crop producers is also required. For the 5 years of the research agreement with external funders, the primary responsibility is research, but the successful applicant must also be able to teach at the diploma, undergraduate degree, and graduate degree levels in areas of research expertise. The candidate is expected to work collaboratively with faculty members and with scientists at other research institutions, both nationally and internationally. Participation and leadership in interdisciplinary research teams is expected.  Interaction with producers, industry partners, extension specialists, provincial and federal government representatives and regulators is required.   The candidate will also contribute to the service functions of the Department, Faculty and University.

Qualifications sought

Qualifications:

Academic qualifications commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a PhD in plant science, agronomy, soil science, geography, engineering, science, environment, or related fields. The candidate must have a history of excellence in research and successful proposal writing and demonstrate the capacity to lead an externally funded research program in weed science that is relevant to Western Canadian producers and that has a strong knowledge-translation component. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in technology/digital agriculture as it relates to crop protection and agronomy. Skills in data management, analysis and integration into agronomic practices are preferred. Evidence of familiarity with western Canadian agriculture and climate is preferred. A commitment to the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as it applies to high quality research output, student training and collegiality is also required. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and show evidence of effective collaboration.

Additional Information:

The University of Manitoba, founded more than 140 years ago, is located in Winnipeg and is Manitoba’s largest research-intensive university. The University community is comprised of close to 30,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and over 140,000 alumni. A vibrant, prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000, Winnipeg boasts world-class arts and entertainment, professional sports teams and an affordable, balanced lifestyle; for more information, visit http://www.tourismwinnipeg.com/“>www.tourismwinnipeg.com.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accomodation@umanitoba.ca“>UM.Accomodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Applicants are requested to submit electronically to agdean@umanitoba.ca“>agdean@umanitoba.ca the following materials by the application deadline of August 20, 2021:
  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Statements of research interests and teaching/training philosophy
  • A list of three references with contact information including email addresses
  • Reprints of up to three recent publications, each with a brief statement on how the research findings address significant challenges in weed management
  • Statement on how the research program will be structured to address systemic barriers and how equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) considerations will be embedded into all aspects of it (max 1 page).

Enquiries and applications should be sent in confidence to:

Dr. Martin Scanlon, Dean
Chair of Selection Committee
Email: agdean@umanitoba.ca“>agdean@umanitoba.ca 

Please refer to Position Number 30502 in the subject line.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Application procedure  
Submit what Applicants are requested to submit electronically to agdean@umanitoba.ca the following materials by the application deadline of August 6, 2021:

-A cover letter
-A curriculum vitae
-Statements of research interests and teaching/training philosophy
-A list of three references with contact information including email addresses
-Reprints of up to three recent publications, each with a brief statement on how the research findings address significant challenges in weed management
-Statement on how the research program will be structured to address systemic barriers and how equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) considerations will be embedded into all aspects of it (max 1 page).

Submit to Enquiries and applications should be sent in confidence to:

Dr. Martin Scanlon, Dean
Chair of Selection Committee
Email: agdean@umanitoba.ca

Please refer to Position Number 30502 in the subject line.

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