Professional Opportunities

Last updated: 25 February 2021

Research and Teaching Opportunities

**University of Saskatchewan**

Lecturer, Agriculture and Bioresources

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time without term Lecturer position in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. The primary departmental academic home for the position will be determined during the interview process, and will be based on the applicant’s areas of expertise. The position will have a primary responsibility for developing and delivering a new 100-level scientific and professional communications course for delivery in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA), and to provide support for scientific communications-based learning and activities in the College, including capstone and thesis-based courses. The successful candidate also will be expected to revise and teach additional courses (classroom, field-based and web) that support College academic programs including the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy program.

Review of applications will begin February 26, 2021; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021

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**Université Laval**

Le Département des sols et de génie agroalimentaire de l’Université Laval (Québec, QC, Canada) recherche des candidates et candidats qualifiés afin d’exercer la fonction professorale dans le domaine de la pédologie, genèse et classification des sols.

The competition will close on March 15, 2021.

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**Université Laval**

Le Département des sols et de génie agroalimentaire de l’Université Laval (Québec, QC, Canada) recherche des candidates et candidats qualifiés afin d’exercer la fonction professorale dans le domaine du génie bio‐numérique avec emphase sur l’agriculture de précision.

The competition will close on March 15, 2021.

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Graduate Student Opportunities

**University of Alberta**

Project Title: Soil health benefits and nutrient management of perennial forages in crop rotations in western Canada

Project Leads: Drs. Edward Bork, Miles Dyck, and Sylvie Quideau are seeking 1 Ph.D. and 2 M.Sc. students to work on projects focusing on:
  • quantifying the long-term agronomic outputs from different crop rotations, including those with varying contributions (2/5 yr, 3/8 yr, continuous) from perennial forages;
  • assessing the environmental impacts of different rotations (including specific contributions of perennial forage) on carbon storage, C-capture efficiency, and soil health; and
  • quantifying the agronomic and soil health benefits of coordinated nitrogen and sulfur fertilization in various rotations.

Timeline: Preferred start date of May 1, 2021, though positions will remain open until filled.

Position Requirements: All individuals applying should have:
  • Strong academic background and interest in conducting advanced studies in agronomy, soil biogeochemistry and/or soil physics. Students should have a min GPA > 3.3.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • An ability to work closely with others in a team environment, as well as develop and undertake innovative scientific approaches.
  • Possess strong organizational skills, problem-solving ability.
  • Willingness to engage in problem solving, data analysis, and thesis development.
  • Ability to work in the field for extended periods.
  • A valid graduated (non-probationary) drivers’ license and a clean driving record.

Annual Stipend: Approximately Cdn $24,000, according to the UofA graduate students collective agreement

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a copy of transcripts, CV, and a statement of research experience and interests (1 page limit), with the names of three references, to: Dr. Miles Dyck.