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August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

McGill University

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Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Natural Resource Sciences
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Agricultural Economics

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111462046
Date Posted: 12/12/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Agricultural Economics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
JEL Classifications:
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Q1 -- Agriculture
Agricultural Economics
Sustainable Farm Management
Agri-Business Management
Marketing and Consumer Decision-Making
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Position Description:
McGill University’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Agricultural Economics at the Assistant Professor level. This position is open to highly-qualified agricultural and environmental economists. Preference will be given to candidates with research interest and experience in sustainable farm management and agri-business management or marketing and consumer decision making. Qualified candidates in other related agricultural economics fields will also be considered.

McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 35 km from downtown Montreal. The Campus comprises 650 hectares of farm and forested lands, commercial and research animal facilities, experimental field stations, well-equipped analytical laboratories and state-of-the-art student learning facilities. McGill’s Sustainability Sciences and Technologies Initiative (SSTI) and Green Chemistry and Catalysis Centre provide additional opportunities for research collaborations and outreach. Additional information concerning McGill University and its Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences can be found on their respective web sites (,

The successful candidate that 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 Agricultural Economics, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

Nominees for Tier 2 Chair positions must be emerging scholars and hold the rank of assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. A nominee who is more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (e.g., maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care) will be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justifications process.

Eligibility conditions for CRCs are found at

Job Duties
The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong externally-funded research program involving the mentoring and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be involved in service to the university and scholarly communities. Collaboration with other researchers at McGill, especially within the multidisciplinary department which features research on soils, agricultural systems, microbiology, entomology, and social-ecological systems, as well as other university research centers is encouraged.

Qualifications and Education Requirements
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Agricultural, Environmental or Natural Resource Economics, or a related discipline, and will contribute to teaching and research in the Agricultural Economics Program at McGill. Candidates should have a strong record of research, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed scholarly publications, and experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Interdisciplinary collaboration and post-doctoral research experience are considered to be assets.

Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 Chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.

Application Process:
Applications must be submitted online at:
The following supporting documents are required:
• A cover letter and curriculum vitae
• A research statement that includes future plans
• Up to three publications in PDF format
• A summary of teaching interests and experience
• The names and contact information of three referees. For Tier 2 nominees at the rank of Assistant Professor who are within three years of their PhD, one referee must be the PhD supervisor.
• All applicants are asked to complete an Equity and Diversity Survey (for Tenure-Track equity reference number R828):

Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to the Department Chair, Professor Brian Driscoll (

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2019
Reference Instructions:
Applications must be submitted online at:

Please provide:

• The names and contact information of three referees. For Tier 2 nominees at the rank of Assistant Professor who are within three years of their PhD, one referee must be the PhD supervisor.
Application Instructions:
The position will remain open until filled, but all application materials must be received by January 31, 2019 to assure full consideration.