Assistant Professor in Field Crop Entomology, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Please reference AD #23-50

Position Description:

The School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position of Field Crop Entomology at the Assistant Professor level based out of Ridgetown Campus. This position requires a PhD in Agricultural Entomology, or closely related discipline, ideally with at least two years of additional research experience.

Position Requirements:

This position will include instructing at the diploma education level and graduate student advising. The candidate will be responsible for teaching current diploma courses and/or be expected to develop new course(s) that will engage diploma students, and there may be a possibility of teaching industry or micro-credential courses to support revenue generation. The successful candidate will also contribute to graduate teaching and mentoring through advising of thesis students (engaged in research) and supporting growth in current or developing course based (CBM) Master programs in the Ontario Agricultural College. The successful candidate will develop a research program focused on insect pests of field crops in Ontario. The position will directly contribute to addressing agricultural industry needs for integrated pest management such as (but not limited to) the impacts of climate change, sustainable agroecosystems, and food security. This is a critical position for Ridgetown and is highly valued by industry stakeholders. The position requires the development of a strong externally funded research program, including provincial and federal sources. A strong interest in applied research that aligns with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) research priorities would be an asset, as the successful candidate is expected to secure funding through OMAFRA. The position provides an excellent opportunity to build on existing strengths and reputation at Ridgetown (Ridgetown Campus) and SES (School of Environmental Sciences), both of whom have outstanding international reputations in entomology, pest management, agricultural systems, among others.

The position will also emphasize interactions with the agriculture sector through extension activities, especially in the form of direct outreach to Ontario’s pest management and crop production communities. This engagement will constitute an important role for the successful candidate.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. Competitive research start-up funds will be provided.

Position Location:

The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus has been a leader in applied agricultural research for over 100 years. The campus is located 200 km from the city of Guelph in the municipality of Chatham-Kent which leads the world in the production of over 70 different types of crops. Ridgetown campus Faculty are globally recognized leaders in their disciplines, partnering closely with the agriculture sector to solve real-world problems. They share their expertise with students and producers inside the classroom and on our 180-hectare campus and research plots which offer exceptional hands-on learning opportunities.

Researchers in the SES are linked to many units across campus including Plant Agriculture, Integrative Biology, among others; and to various campus research institutes such as The Center for Biodiversity Genomics and the Arrell Food Institute. SES Faculty obtain funding from or collaborate with many producer organizations such as Grain Farmers of Ontario and government agencies including but not limited to OMAFRA and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

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

Evaluation of applicants will commence shortly after October 6, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file):

  1. A full Curriculum Vitae.
  2. A maximum 3-page cover letter in which you provide a research statement that describes your research plan, including: how your research aligns with the University of Guelph’s existing or emerging areas of research strength; and how you embed extension/outreach and EDI considerations in your research.
  3. A maximum 2-page teaching statement, including teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching (e.g., course syllabi, teaching plans), and embedding of EDI in teaching practice.

Applications should be sent by email to the attention of:

Paul Sibley
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1


All qualified candidates 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 campuses reside within the lands of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum. The Ridgetown campus is located within the McKee Purchase (Treaty 2); the treaty lands of Odawa, Potawatami and Ojibwe (Anishinaabe peoples). We recognize that the Anishinaabe, Hodinohso:ni, Lūnaapéewak and Huron-Wendat peoples have inhabited these lands for centuries and we respect their enduring relationships with these lands. We are committed to working towards decolonization and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, particularly enhancing the engagement of and supports for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.

At 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.

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


Tenure-track position in Molecular Ecology: Assistant or Associate Professor – Application deadline: September 30, 2023

Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
College of Natural and Applied Sciences

We invite candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Molecular Ecology. Candidates who specialize in population genomics and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. We seek a collaborative and innovative scientist and educator who uses genomic tools to explore consequential, contemporary questions in ecology, evolution and/or conservation of organisms in natural environments. We are interested in attracting a colleague who is willing to integrate across existing areas of Departmental research and teaching expertise. Applicants must hold a PhD in Biological Sciences or a related field and have a demonstrated track record of impactful research leveraging genomics technologies and analysis of complex genomic data sets. The successful candidate will develop an independent, original, and externally funded research programme. The candidate will be expected to supervise both graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to a vibrant department through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Importantly, the candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), in all aspects of their research, teaching and service.

The Department of Biological Sciences ( includes  more than 50 faculty members and 225 graduate students researching diverse taxa at multiple levels of biological organization. Approximately 3,200 undergraduate students take courses offered by Biological Sciences each year. The Department offers three undergraduate programs: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology; Integrative Physiology; and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, as well as an Honors in Immunology and Infection program. The University of Alberta offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary research collaborations and exceptional infrastructure including core facilities for aquatics, microscopy, proteomics, metabolomics, biogeochemistry, and genomics. The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan city of about one million people and the provincial capital of Alberta that is located on Treaty 6 territory and Metis Nation of Alberta Region 4. Candidates should electronically submit  an application package  to comprising (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a 2-page research statement that includes a section describing how their research plans align with Department, University, and regional strengths and opportunities, (d) a 2-page statement of their teaching philosophy, demonstrated experience in teaching and mentoring, and proposed contributions to teaching within the Department, (e) up to 2-page statement outlining their past and proposed actions to increase the inclusion and advancement of underrepresented groups in teaching, research and service environments, and (f) reprints of their 3-5 most impactful publications or other meaningful contributions. Please combine these files into a single pdf. Short-listed applicants must arrange for three letters of reference. Please alert potential references in advance, as the reference letter collection phase will be limited in duration.

All correspondence should be addressed as follows and emailed to

Dr. Declan Ali, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9

Closing Date: September 30, 2023

The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2024 (open to negotiation)

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Plant Biology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) is seeking applications for an NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair position in Plant Biology. Applicants must have expertise in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology, plant ecology, algal biology, plant physiology or a related field. More specifically, the University is looking for an expert in the metabolic engineering of plant systems or microalgae for the generation, production and/or catabolism of new and/or existing plant compounds. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent and innovative research program and participate in the teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and consolidate interdisciplinary research in close collaboration with the members of the Plant Biology Research Group (GRBV) and those of the Institute for Innovations in Ecomaterials, Ecoproducts and Ecoenergy (I2E3). These are UQTR two main research units whose work respectively focuses on understanding plant systems (or molecules derived from plants) and on the creation of renewable material and products from biomass. These research units are equipped with state-of-the-art scientific equipment and infrastructure that could be used by the chairholder. Among other things, the chairholder will have access to:

  • an analytical platform including mass spectrometers such as LC-qqq-MS and GCxGC-TOF-MS;
  • a laboratory platform for cannabis studies including full-dedicated equipment for small scale culture of cannabis and basic equipment supporting biochemical and molecular biology research;
  • Greenhouse platform including four independent units with environmental control and two growth chambers;
  • Imaging and cellular biology platform including a confocal microscope and flow cytometers
  • Laboratory scale and semi-pilot scale photobioreactors.

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