The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, with an anticipated start date of Sept 1, 2016 or soon thereafter. 

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics offers both a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in agricultural economics, as well as undergraduate programs in agribusiness, agricultural economics, and renewable resource management (resource economics and policy major). The department also hosts a diploma in agribusiness. With internationally recognized faculty, the department has a strong history of research excellence in agricultural economics, policy and agribusiness management. Department faculty are actively engaged in collaborative research projects with colleagues across Canada, in the US, Europe and beyond.

The department is situated within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, an international leader in applied research and scholarship with expertise in, and integrated across, four primary themes:  Food, Feed and Bioproducts; Environment and Ecology; Business and Applied Economics; Plants and Animals. 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 is committed to providing an exceptional learning experience and preparing graduates for leadership in the bio-economy.

DUTIES

The candidate will be expected to establish a successful and well-funded program of research and teaching in either agricultural commodity marketing, risk management, industrial organisation of agricultural/food markets, or in a closely related area.  The appointee will be expected to deliver three courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.  Specific teaching duties will be assigned according to the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant and needs of the program. The incumbent will be expected to provide leadership and mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students in their research and studies, and to engage with relevant stakeholders to identify issues, obtain research funds, and effectively communicate research results.

QUALIFICATIONS

A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or a closely related field is required for this position. Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada must have completed all PhD requirements at the time of short-listing. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential to develop a successful, well-funded academic research program in either agricultural commodity marketing, risk management, industrial organisation of agricultural/ food markets, or a closely related area. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of the Canadian or US agriculture and food sector, as well as excellent knowledge of microeconomic theory and quantitative methods. Evidence of the potential to become a high quality post-secondary teacher-scholar in areas relevant to the position and the ability to operate as a team player in a collegial environment are also required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until an acceptable candidate is identified. A letter of application, CV (including list of publications, teaching experience), a statement of teaching philosophy, a job market paper, academic transcripts and letters from three external referees should be submitted electronically to: Prof. Bill Brown, Professor and Department Head, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8, Canada Email: bill.brown@usask.ca.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program. The wage range for Assistant Professor is:  $93,293 - $112,109.

Salary Bands (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017):

Assistant Professor: $93, 293 to $112,109

Associate Professor: $112, 109 to $130,925

Professor: $130, 925 to $152,877

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential.  All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.  All qualified individuals are invited to apply, but Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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