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The Department of Bioresource Engineering of McGill University’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban Agriculture and Plant Production Engineering. This position is focused on urban, local, and northern agriculture designed food production systems. The successful candidate will address a number of closely-related fields in the discipline. The scope of the position may include, but is not limited to: urban agriculture, green structures (green walls, edible walls, green roofs, ornamental displays, medicinal plants, rooftop greenhouses and gardens), regenerative building design (ecomimetic and biological processes for water collection, heat island mitigation, waste reduction), and climate control for biological and agricultural buildings.
The successful candidate who satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in Urban Agriculture and Plant Production Engineering, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.
The Department of Bioresource Engineering is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on the Macdonald Campus, located 35 km west of Montreal’s city center and the downtown Campus. The Macdonald Campus Farm, Horticulture Centre, and the main Macdonald Campus are incubation sites that may be used as applied laboratories to generate ideas, build and test experimental structures, and apply the research to biological and agricultural production systems. There is the capacity for outreach to surrounding urban and rural communities. Emphasizing this area will increase the ties with the food production sector and deliver cutting-edge McGill teaching and research in urban food production engineering.
The suitable individual will teach courses related to building design, energy management and design, and integration of biology into building design for bioresource engineering students as well as graduate students across multiple disciplines who are engaged in plant production and advanced building design. Emphasis shall be given to urban plant production but can include related areas such as regenerative building design, structures (statics and dynamics), building foundation design, energy management (HVAC, thermal management, novel energy systems), building control, data collection/monitoring, and other emerging technologies pertaining to building and controlled plant environments, human wellness, and food quality assessment.
The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. preferably in a field associated with plant production. The ideal candidates will have expertise in biological, environmental, and/or structural engineering, and related experience in regenerative building design, urban environmental design, sustainable system design, agricultural engineering, civil engineering, and/or related fields. The ideal candidate must be eligible to register as a professional engineer in Canada. The ability to communicate in French and prior experience with the Canadian agricultural and agri-food industry are highly beneficial.
Le Département de génie des bioressources sollicite les candidatures pour un poste de professeur adjoint menant à la permanence en génie de l’agriculture urbaine et de la production végétale. Ce poste met l’accent sur les systèmes agricoles urbains, locaux et nordiques de production alimentaire. Le titulaire devra maîtriser certains champs étroitement reliés, notamment l’agriculture urbaine, les structures vertes (murs végétaux, murs comestibles, toits verts, aménagements paysagers, plantes médicinales, serres et jardins sur les toits), la conception de bâtiments régénératifs (processus écomimétiques et biologiques pour la collecte d’eau et la réduction des îlots de chaleur et des déchets) et la régulation du climat dans les édifices biologiques et agricoles. Le Département de génie des bioressources fait partie de la Faculté des sciences de l’agriculture et de l’environnement. Il se trouve sur le campus Macdonald, à 35 km du campus du centre-ville et du cœur de Montréal. Le campus Macdonald, sa ferme et son Centre horticole sont autant de sites d’incubation, des laboratoires de recherche appliquée où générer des idées, concevoir et mettre à l’essai des structures expérimentales, et mettre les résultats au service des systèmes de production biologique et agricole. Il est aussi possible de créer des liens avec les communautés urbaines et rurales environnantes. Ce faisant, McGill sera mieux arrimée au secteur de la production alimentaire; son enseignement et ses travaux de pointe profiteront particulièrement au génie de la production alimentaire urbaine.
McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.
McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate&amp;rsquo;s record.
McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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