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logo DAL blackThe Department of Engineering in the Faculty of Agriculture invites applications for a tenure-stream professoriate appointment in Applied Intelligent Engineering Systems at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2023.

The Department of Engineering is seeking a research and teaching-focused professional engineer possessing creativity, collegiality, excellent communication skills, and a passion to learn and collaborate with other team members. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching required first and second-year engineering courses in a CEAB-accredited program and other applied science as determined appropriate.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Agricultural Engineering, or related engineering field).
  • Professional Engineer status in Canada
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct quality research in the areas of precision agriculture, sustainable optimization, agricultural systems and/or data mining, machine learning, and digital agriculture.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Three plus years of experience in academic research and publishing in the applicable subject areas.
  • Experience working collaboratively with industry research partners

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

The deadline for applications is Feb 28, 2023.  Interested applicants can see the full job posting and apply at: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/12351

Organization:
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Division:
Food Safety and Environment Division / Environmental Management Branch
 
City:
Guelph, Vineland
 

Job Term:
3 Permanent

The Innovation Engineering and Program Delivery (IEPD) unit serve as the Ministry's core technical competence on environmental issues, safety standards, sector innovation and technical expertise for the agri-food community.

The IEPD unit is hiring for three (3) engineering positions: Water Management Engineer, Automation & Technology Engineer, and Horticultural & Greenhouse Cropping Engineer.

Water Management Engineering Specialist:
Develop engineering solutions focused on optimizing water management at the farm level. This includes water efficiency measures, drainage solutions and water treatment technologies.

Automation & Technology Engineering Specialist:
Assess and explore opportunities for technical advancement across supply chains to improve the overall sustainability of the agricultural and food processing sector.

Horticultural & Greenhouse Cropping Engineering Specialist:
Develop engineering solutions to optimize crop production and processing by exploring efficiencies across the supply chain for all horticultural cropping (e.g. field & greenhouse) systems in Ontario.

 

More details on these positions and application form

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Humanity’s growing demand for food, fibre and fuel within the earth’s capacity for sustainable production is often viewed as a “wicked challenge” – a challenge that requires an understanding of both technology and biological systems. The discipline of Biosystems Engineering is founded on the application of engineering principles applied to problems involving biological systems. For Canada to contribute to a sustainable future for our planet, there is an increasing need for engineers educated in the fundamentals of the Biosystems Engineering discipline.

Download the Master Eng. Brochure from the University of Manitoba for more details.

logo DAL blackDalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Computer Science invite applications for a probationary tenure-track, tenure-track or tenured position in Computer Science and Digital Agriculture ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2023. Dalhousie is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 18,500 students, including 3500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries.

About the Faculty of Agriculture
The Faculty of Agriculture is located on the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus, located in Truro, Nova Scotia. The Faculty offers technical, undergraduate, and graduate programs (MSc, PhD) in agriculture, aquaculture, environment, and related life and social science disciplines, and is home to1000+ students and 50+ professors and instructors, including current and past Tier 1 and Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs. With a unique complement of expertise and interests interspersed across four departments, the Faculty of Agriculture recognizes that digitization of agriculture, innovation of precision systems, and big data analytics are needed to transform the agricultural sector and boost economic growth in Atlantic Canada. With its strong reputation in digital and precision agriculture, the Faculty of Agriculture is committed to building and leading research, training, innovation, and industry partnerships in these areas.

About the Faculty of Computer Science
The Faculty of Computer Science is a research focused faculty with over 55 faculty members, including Tier I and Tier II Canadian Research Chairs. Our research strengths intersect across disciplines from oceans and agriculture to healthcare and the arts in core areas, including: Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence & Machine LearningHuman-Computer Interaction, Visualization & GraphicsSystemsAlgorithms & Bioinformatics, and Computer Science Education. The Faculty is also home of the Institute for Big Data Analytics, an international hub for excellence in big data research. Around one quarter of our 2400 students are enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs. The Faculty also partners with other Faculties and departments to offer various multi-disciplinary study streams under the Master of Digital Innovation and is an active participant in the Interdisciplinary PhD program.

Dalhousie’s Faculties of Computer Science and Agriculture offer supportive, inclusive, multicultural, research-oriented environments with a firm commitment to justice, equality, diversity and inclusion. They offer reasonable teaching loads (with excellent TA support), and competitive pay and benefits (including health insurance, dental insurance and an exceptional pension plan). The Faculties support new hires with moving assistance and start-up funding. Researchers will enjoy the collaborative lab environment; mentoring; peer support for teaching, research, and grant writing; and extensive ties to local industry.

Qualifications

We seek established researchers who are comfortable working at the intersections of Computer Science and Agriculture to contribute to the research and teaching programs in both Faculties. We are looking for researchers in one or more of the following areas: precision agriculture, sensing, automation, machine vision, mechanized systems and digital agriculture, climate smart precision agronomy, soil science, precision animal systems, bioinformatics, data science, database systems, data mining, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, machine learning, or software engineering. An ideal candidate will have a history of research publications spanning agricultural and computer science venues, a record of funding from both disciplines, and a research program that looks to mix graduate students from both disciplines.

Applicants with an Agriculture background would at the time of appointment hold a relevant doctorate degree in Agriculture. Applicants with a Computer Science background would hold at the time of appointment a PhD in Computer Science or related fields. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates a record of independent research. The ideal candidate will have a history of collaborative research across disciplines related to agriculture and agri-food. A record of teaching excellence is a strong asset.

The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, participate in course and program development at both the undergraduate and graduate-level, supervise and mentor students, and support Faculty initiatives. The applicant will be expected to establish a strong externally funded research program, and foster existing and new collaborations with government, industry, and with other members of Dalhousie’s research community. Entrepreneurship, industrial experience, and ability to collaborate on both research and industry-focused projects will be considered assets. The incumbent will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program and carry out research in the Computer Science and Digital Agriculture disciplines with the intent to publish in scholarly journals. Attracting and maintaining research funding from national, regional, and provincial funding agencies is expected. Building strong connections with Canadian agri-food industries through research and outreach activities will be critical.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

To apply please visit: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/11046

Documents Required
A complete application package for this position will include:

  • a cover letter (2 pages maximum)
  • a detailed CV
  • a prospective research plan (2 pages maximum)
  • a statement on teaching philosophy, interests and experience (2 pages maximum)
  • the names, addresses and emails of three references (applicants selected for further consideration will be notified before referees are contacted)
  • reprints of three recent publications.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas invite applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position (80% Research; 20% Teaching) in the area of Rice/Grain Processing Technology at Assistant Professor level in the Food Science Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) use a multi-disciplinary systems approach to develop a nationally recognized research program focusing on developing novel value-added rice products or ingredients with improved functionality, quality (flavor) and value-addition of rice byproducts in developing biodegradable packaging for food products; 2) complement and collaborate with existing/current expertise in rice drying, milling, storage, carbohydrate chemistry, sensory analysis, big-data, advanced manufacturing and bioavailability to transform the rice/grain industry from a commodity industry to a high-value food and/or food-ingredient industry that supports an integrated bioeconomy system; 3) secure extramural funding from a variety of sources including federal, state, industry and private sources; 4) recruit and advise graduate and undergraduate students; 5) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses based on the interests and needs of the Department of Food Science; 6) serve the Department, Division and College committees as assigned, and as opportunity and expertise permits.

We are open to candidates with expertise in processing, chemistry, and/or packaging, who can support the rice/grain industry in the State of Arkansas and across the nation. This position will complement faculty in the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and in the College of Engineering on novel rice-based food and food-ingredient development for human nutrition and health needs. The candidate is expected to actively participate in the Rice Processing Program (uarpp.uada.edu).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Food Science, Food Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, or closely related discipline. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant post-doctoral studies or industry experience. Demonstrated potential to excel in conducting and publishing high-impact research, developing an independent research program, collaborating within interdisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists and successful grant writing. Motivation and skills to effectively educate students through academic programs in Food Science.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position with a very competitive benefits package including nationally-competitive, salary matching retirement program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin January 12, 2022 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background, employment experience, and publications, 3) a one-page statement of research plans and goals, 4) a one- page statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a one-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 5) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references. You can submit your application at https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS/job/Fayetteville/Assistant-Professor-in-Rice-Grain- Processing-Technology_R0007804.

Contact: Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Griffiths G. Atungulu, Search Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Department Head of Food Science, Dr. Jeyam Subbiah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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- and agriculture-based biomass or other organic waste 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).

The candidate is expected to carry out research on assigned project(s). The candidate will have an opportunity to develop and initiate new research activities in relevant areas and supervise junior researchers. The candidate will have an opportunity to teach relevant courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering based on their background.

The successful candidate will join an active group of researchers in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering supported by industry and government. The position is initially for two years and may be extended. The remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications. The position is available immediately and the applications will be reviewed as received. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those of interest will be contacted by our office.

Desired Qualifications: The candidates should have a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline with an emphasis on bioenergy systems. 

Please include the CODE: PDF-BIOMOD in your application. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three references by e-mail to the contact below.

Contact

Dr. Amit Kumar
Professor
NSERC/Cenovus/Alberta Innovates Associate Industrial Research Chair in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering
Cenovus Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering
Deputy Director – Future Energy Systems
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel:  +1-780-492-7797
Website: http://www.ualbertaenergysystems.ca/

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As one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) employs over 14,000 full- and part-time staff across four campuses making it one of the largest employers in the province of Alberta.

We are looking for an individual with research experience broadly in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and some experience in integrated resource planning and modelling focused on energy demand and supply. We are developing (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions, $/tonne of CO2) of energy demand and supply sectors for a particular jurisdiction. The individual should have some experience working with relevant energy forecasting and planning models (e.g., LEAP, MARKAL).

The candidate is expected to carry out research on assigned project(s). The candidate will have an opportunity to develop and initiate new research activities in relevant areas and supervise junior researchers. In addition, the candidate will have an opportunity to teach relevant courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta based on their background.

The successful candidate will join an active group of researchers in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering supported by a large consortium made up of industry and government. The position is initially for two years and may be extended. The remuneration is commensurate with qualifications. The position is available immediately and the applications will be reviewed as received. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those of interest will be contacted by our office.

Desired Qualifications: The candidate should have a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline with an emphasis on energy systems. 

Please include the CODE: PDF-EFP in your application. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three references by e-mail to the contact below.

Contact

Dr. Amit Kumar
Professor
NSERC/Cenovus/Alberta Innovates Associate Industrial Research Chair in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering
Cenovus Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering
Deputy Director – Future Energy Systems
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel:  +1-780-492-7797
Website: http://www.ualbertaenergysystems.ca/

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As one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) employs over 14,000 full- and part-time staff across four campuses making it one of the largest employers in the province of Alberta.

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 biomass processing (e.g., pelletization, densification) and the thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals, specifically in the conversion of forest- and agriculture-based biomass or other organic waste. The candidate should have experience in conducting experimental work on biomass processing and conversion. Some experience in modeling biomass conversion processes using relevant tools is an asset.

The candidate is expected to carry out research on assigned project(s). The candidate will have an opportunity to develop and initiate new research activities in relevant areas and supervise junior researchers. The candidate will have an opportunity to teach relevant courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering based on their background.

The successful candidate will join an active group of researchers in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering supported by industry and government. The position is initially for two years and may be extended. The remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications. The position is available immediately and the applications will be reviewed as received. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those of interest will be contacted by our office.

Desired Qualifications: The candidates should have a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline with an emphasis on bioenergy systems. 

Please include the CODE: PDF-BIOEXP in your application. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three references by e-mail to the contact below.

Contact

Dr. Amit Kumar
Professor
NSERC/Cenovus/Alberta Innovates Associate Industrial Research Chair in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering
Cenovus Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering
Deputy Director – Future Energy Systems
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel:  +1-780-492-7797
Website: http://www.ualbertaenergysystems.ca/

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As one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) employs over 14,000 full- and part-time staff across four campuses making it one of the largest employers in the province of Alberta.

We are looking for an individual with research experience in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and research experience in modeling carbon-intensive energy conversion systems, specifically in the conversion and processing of natural gas, oil, and coal to other forms of energy. The candidate should have experience in developing process models for the estimation of the viability of these types of energy systems. The individual should also have some experience in process modeling using relevant tools (e.g., Aspen Plus).

The candidate is expected to carry out research on assigned project(s). The candidate will have an opportunity to develop and initiate new research activities in relevant areas and supervise junior researchers. The candidate will have an opportunity to teach relevant courses in engineering based on their background in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The successful candidate will join an active group of researchers in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering supported by industry and government. The position is initially for one year and may be extended. The remuneration is commensurate with qualifications. The position is available immediately and the applications will be reviewed as received. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those of interest will be contacted by our office.

Desired Qualifications: The candidate should have a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline with an emphasis on energy systems. 

Please include the CODE: PDF-CIR in your application. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three references by e-mail to the contact below

Contact

Dr. Amit Kumar
Professor
NSERC/Cenovus/Alberta Innovates Associate Industrial Research Chair in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering
Cenovus Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering
Deputy Director – Future Energy Systems
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel:  +1-780-492-7797
Website: http://www.ualbertaenergysystems.ca/

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As one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) employs over 14,000 full- and part-time staff across four campuses making it one of the largest employers in the province of Alberta.

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We are seeking a PhD student interested in studying agricultural systems, environmental quality, climate change impacts, and agroecosystem modelling within the Bioresource Engineering Department of McGill University (Macdonald Campus) in close affiliation with Science of Technology Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).   An academic background in Agricultural Science, Environmental Science or Engineering, Bioresource Engineering, Ecosystem Modelling, or similar disciplines is ideal.

Canada has committed to reaching a 40% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 and net-zero by 2050. The demand for increased and sustainable agricultural production requires science-based farm management solutions that minimize GHG emissions. Reduction in GHG emissions and increased soil carbon sequestration in agroecosystems can help meet this commitment. The candidate will have the opportunity to study how basic principles of livestock science, biochemistry, microbiology and soil science impact GHG emissions from livestock farms and to learn basic principles of model development and application, providing the necessary skills for assessing a wider range of environmental issues.

The dairy and swine sectors have largely adopted intensive barn-based production systems, with liquid manure management. Liquid manure is a key source of methane, nitrous oxide, and ammonia emissions, both while stored and when applied to  land. Extensive measurements were recently carried out by AAFC researchers to assess the performance of new technologies and practices for mitigating GHG emissions from livestock manure. The successful candidate will assist to analyze and integrate this new research into a farm systems model, manure-DNDC, which links livestock, manure, and cropping systems to estimate flows of water, carbon, nitrogen at the farm scale. The candidate would have the opportunity to develop model components in C++, R, etc., with assistance from AAFC modellers.  The model will then be used to estimate GHG mitigation potentials and soil carbon sequestration across Canada for manure management technologies & strategies for both dairy and swine farms, including croplands applied with manure, livestock and farm facilities nationwide, considering spatial and climatic variability, as well as climate change impacts. Upon completion of the degree, the candidate will have gained enough expertise in model development and application to apply the skills to other topics.

The student will be supervised by Associate Professor Zhiming Qi and will work in collaboration with university and AAFC scientists and modellers.  Applications are currently being accepted to begin in either September, 2021 or January 2022.  There is an opportunity to initially work remotely on contract in the fall of 2021 prior to starting the PhD program in January 2022. Please contact Dr. Zhiming Qi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr. Ward Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Research Team:

Associate Professor Zhiming Qi (McGill) https://www.mcgill.ca/bioeng/faculty-and-staff/zhiming-qi
Dr. Andrew VanderZaag (AAFC) https://profils-profiles.science.gc.ca/en/profile/dr-andrew-vanderzaag
Dr. Ward Smith (AAFC) https://profils-profiles.science.gc.ca/en/profile/ward-smith-phd
Brian Grant (AAFC) https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian-Grant-2