Faculty position in Agricultural Commerce and Food Service

Two-Year Limited Term Appointment faculty position in Agricultural Commerce and Food Service

The Department of Environment, Agriculture and Geography, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) program at Bishop's University invites applications for a full-time Two-Year Limited Term Appointment faculty position in Agricultural Commerce and Food Service, beginning July 1, 2023. TThe successful candidate should possess a terminal degree (PhD preferred) in Business or a related field, experience in the agri-food business, an active research program, and have a demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate level. Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset. As per the collective agreement, the successful candidate will teach 6 undergraduate courses/year in their field of expertise and from among the following:
AGR201 Market Gardening
AGR205 Sustainable Food Value Chains
AGR206 Economics of the Agri-Food System
AGR208 Agri-Food Entrepreneurship
AGR300 Agri-Food Business Management
(For course descriptions, see here: https://www.ubishops.ca/academic-programs/academic-calendar/)

The successful candidate will benefit from the facilities of the campus Educational Farm (www.ubishops.ca/farm), which allows for research, experiential learning opportunities, and outreach. The candidate will join the SAFS team and complement their expertise in the agri-food business stream within the SAFS vision and mission. More information about the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) program can be found at www.ubishops.ca/safs.

Bishop's University is a primarily undergraduate institution with a strong emphasis on dynamic and effective teaching, experiential learning, and research and knowledge mobilization. Located in the beautiful Eastern Townships just southeast of Montreal, our riverside campus has a growing and vibrant research culture, cohesive community, small class sizes, collegial faculty and staff, and is rated first in the country on student satisfaction.

Bishop's University observes an equal access employment in public bodies for women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, Indigenous people, and disabled people (including the possibility of accommodation during the selection process). Candidates who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the process may contact Human Resources at HR@ubishops.ca. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Given the ongoing possibility of a regression with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to teach fully or partially online.
Application packages, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and the names of three referees, must be sent by email as one PDF file labeled with your last name (e.g., Smith.pdf) to Ms. Jiayi Gu, Administrative Assistant, jgu@ubishps.ca by January 17, 2023 at 4pm. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Land Acknowledgement: Bishop's University is located on the traditional lands of the Abenaki people. Meeting and working in this privileged location are a constant reminder of the need for continued conversations about the importance of decolonization and reconciliation, not just as abstract concepts, but as difficult ongoing processes

Tags: 
agri-food business
sustainable food systems
economics and management
Location: 
Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)