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Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture
Truro, Nova Scotia

Assistant or Associate Professor of Big Data in Agriculture and AgriFood

Tenure Stream

Agriculture - Dean's Office

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture invites applications for a probationary tenure-track, tenure-track or tenured position in Big Data in Agriculture and AgriFood at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2020. (Exceptional candidates will be considered at the Full Professor rank depending upon qualifications and experience). The successful applicant will be expected to engage in leading-edge research with faculty and students, to apply for external grants, to teach, and to contribute to the academic life of the university through committee service and other activities. Capability to make contributions to graduate student (MSc & PhD) education and research is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate potential for collaboration with colleagues from the faculty’s wide range of research programs in agriculture and agrifood, as well as government and community and industry groups.


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 to 1000+ students and 50+ professors and instructors, including current and past Canada Research Chairs. 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. Dalhousie is proud to be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the last several years.

The successful applicant must have:
i) a PhD in a scholarly discipline directly related to Big Data. The candidate ideally will have cross-disciplinary expertise in Big Data with applications in at least one area relevant to Agriculture and AgriFood, such as animal agriculture, plant agriculture, agriculture-environment interactions, consumer food issues, and agricultural and biological engineering;
ii) demonstrated research and scholarship (e.g., peer-reviewed publications) and industry applications in Big Data in agriculture and agrifood;
iii) experience in or ability to teach courses in Big Data in agriculture and agrifood.

The successful candidate will have the potential to become an international leader in their field, and is expected to develop a strong externally funded, internationally recognized research program. We seek a team-player and team builder who can forge synergies within and between academia, government and industry. We want a clear and stimulating communicator who can inspire students of all levels. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, and support other Faculty initiatives.

A complete application package for this position should include:
- a cover letter (2 pages maximum)
- a detailed CV
- a prospective research plan (3 pages maximum)
- a statement of teaching interest
- names, addresses and emails of three references (applicants selected for further consideration will be notified before referees are contacted)
- reprints of three recent publications

Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.
Dalhousie University recognizes its obligation to accommodate candidates in order to ensure full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at:

For further information regarding this position, or to request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please contact the Chair of the selection committee, Dr. Emmanuel Yiridoe, Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Agriculture: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Applications must be received by January 31, 2020.