The Department of Bioresource Engineering of McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track, 12-months position as Assistant Professor in Smart Production Systems Engineering. This position is focused on the development, evaluation and adoption of new methods of animal and crop production in the field and in controlled environments. The successful candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a Ph.D. in a field associated with agricultural production. The suitable individual will teach courses related to the use of electricity, electronics and signal processing for bioresource engineering students as well as graduate students across multiple disciplines who are engaged in data-rich experimentations and advanced computer learning technologies. Special emphasis shall be given to machine vision, artificial intelligence, deep learning and other emerging technologies pertaining to phenotyping (plant and/or animal), animal well-being, food quality assessment, and other relevant applications. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in electronics, mechatronics, electrical engineering, software engineering, agricultural engineering, data science and/or related fields. The ideal candidate should be eligible to register as a professional engineer in Canada. Ability to communicate in French and prior experience with the Canadian agricultural and agri-food industry are highly beneficial. If eligible for the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program, the candidate may be supported by the University in the nomination for a Tier II CRC in Smart Production Systems Engineering, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.
The Department of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Smart Technologies for Agricultural & Food Systems (Position 26626) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019.
The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop an innovative, externally-funded research program in the area of smart technologies for agricultural & food systems (i.e., precision agriculture; remote sensing; big data, data analytics, informatics; robotics/automation/UAV; sensors, biosensors, biomimetics; imaging/pattern recognition/deep learning); 2) contribute to the training of graduate students and other research personnel; 3) collaborate with other academics in the department, the faculty, and the broader university community where common interests or synergies may exist; 4) teach existing undergraduate courses in the Biosystems Engineering program, and develop a new undergraduate and/or graduate course on the topic of smart technologies for agricultural & food systems; 5) participate in the department’s committee responsibilities within the University of Manitoba community; and 6) engage relevant stakeholders (both industry and government) in Manitoba and the broader community.
College of Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
Faculty Position – Imaging
The College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in association with the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) and the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Global Food Security are pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor appointment in imaging. The University of Saskatchewan is establishing a world-class program to develop and transfer agricultural innovations to both developing and developed areas of the world for the purpose of ensuring food security. The CERC program in Global Food Security is building a multidisciplinary research team consisting of 4-5 faculty positions and an additional 30-40 postdoctoral, graduate student, and research technician positions. The team’s research disciplines will span the biological and physical sciences, including plant molecular biology, physiology and genetics, engineering, computer science, soil science, and microbiology. While the discoveries from this multidisciplinary research are expected to benefit Canada, they also have the potential to enhance agriculture in food production frontiers such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Disruptive technologies are needed to ensure food security in view of sharply increasing human needs. A logical approach to achieving such goals will involve the channeling of groundbreaking research advances across multiple disciplines in the physical and biological sciences.
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,800 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that’s celebrating 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University is a small research-intensive campus located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant I will maintain and build technologies for precision agriculture systems to improve fruit yield and quality in wild blueberry fields throughout Atlantic Canada.
We are looking for individuals with research experience broadly in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering with a focus on biomass. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and research experience in modelling biomass-based energy conversion systems, specifically in the conversion of forest-based biomass or biomass waste generated by the forest industry to fuels and chemicals. The candidate should have experience developing techno-economic models for the estimation of the viability of these types of energy systems. The individual should also have some experience in modeling biomass conversion processes using relevant tools (e.g., Aspen Plus).
Dalhousie invites applications, expressions of interest and nominations for the position of Dean, Faculty of Engineering.
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.
A member of Canada’s U15 group of universities, and committed to world-class teaching and research, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive 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 is home to more than 6,000 faculty and staff, and 18,800 students. For more information about Dalhousie University, visit www.dal.ca.