Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences
University of Saskatchewan
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: $98,178 to $117,978
This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan, pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.
The Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2022. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching and research in the area of meat science/chemistry, supervise graduate students at the MSc and PhD levels, and lead an externally funded, scholarly research program. The successful candidate will be able to do cross-cutting research within a vibrant and research-intensive department and will be expected to collaborate effectively with researchers within and beyond the department. The candidate is also expected to contribute/develop courses within our undergraduate and graduate programs based on a teacher-scholar model, undertake administrative duties, and participate in departmental and university collegial processes.
The Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences is comprised of ten faculty members with research programs in the areas of food nutrigenomics, food/environmental microbiology, food nanotechnology and emulsion science, food enzymology, lipid biotechnology, microbial bioproducts, protein, lipid and starch quality/utilization, bioprocessing, and value-added crop utilization. A meat and food processing pilot plant, sensory kitchen/room as well as product development kitchen that support both research and teaching are located in the department. The department has a strong tradition in research excellence with approximately 70 active graduate students and significant external research support. We also have undergraduate programs in Food and Bioproduct Sciences, Food Science, and Food and Nutrition. Food and Bioproduct Sciences is a department within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. The university is home to the Canadian Light Source (CLS), a world-class synchrotron facility with 22 beam lines for basic and applied research including, for example, hard X-ray microanalysis, multi-resolution X-ray fluorescence macro/micro analysis, soft transmission X-ray spectromicroscopy, and mid- and far-infrared spectroscopy.
The College of Agriculture and Bioresources is an international leader in applied research and scholarship with expertise and integration across four primary themes: Plants and Animals; Food, Feed and Bioproducts; Environment and Ecology; and Business and Applied Economics. The college has a century-long reputation for teaching, research and outreach and has been a consistent strength for the university. The college has played a pivotal role in the development of the agriculture and food industries in Saskatchewan, and continues to build on a legacy of public engagement and cooperative partnerships. Our faculty are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience and preparing graduates for leadership in the bioeconomy.
The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.
Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references, teaching philosophy statement, summary of plans for research, along with any other supporting documents to: Dr. Darren Korber, Head and Search Committee Chair, Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences, 51 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 Telephone: (306) 966-7786 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.
Review of applications will begin May 15, 2022; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.
The University believes equity, diversity and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. Women and other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.
The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.
This position requires a PhD in Meat Science or Meat Chemistry with complementary experience in the area of food product development or related disciplines, along with a strong or emerging research program and an excellent academic record. Relevant post-doctoral research and demonstrated effective classroom teaching skills and mentorship experience would be an asset. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to establish effective working relationships with faculty and stakeholders are essential.