Offer number: 22063
Job posting period: From December 1st, 2022, until March 1st, 2023
Workplace: Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Department of Plant Science (Département de phytologie)

General Information
Université Laval is a privileged working environment in the heart of Quebec City. It is a large and comprehensive university recognized for its culture of excellence in teaching and research.

The Department of Plant Science comprises 21 professors studying various fields related to crop production and plant science. They contribute to the training of more than 400 undergraduate agronomy students and supervise about 75 graduate students enrolled in the Plant Biology graduate program.

The Department of Plant Science invites applications for the position in the above-mentioned area.

Job description
In collaboration with professors of the Department of Plant Science, the selected candidate will teach courses in French* to undergraduate students in agronomy, and graduate students in plant biology and will supervise M. Sc. and Ph. D. students in the area of field crop production systems. The candidate will develop high quality teaching and research programs and will assume a fair share of the collective responsibilities of the department.

Selection criteria

  1. Hold a Ph. D. in a field related to field cropping systems and agronomy;
  2. Possess the necessary skills and experience to develop and offer teaching in French* to undergraduate and graduate students in field crop production systems in the context of agronomic training (B. Sc. Agronomy; M. Sc. and Ph. D. Plant Biology); this notably includes courses such as Céréales et maïs (Small grains and corn production) and a graduate course in their field of expertise;
  3. Demonstrate an ability to design and implement an innovative scientific research program in the area of cropping systems (e.g.: low-input cropping systems; green manures, intercrops or cover crops; precision agriculture; climate change mitigation and adaptation; and sustainable agriculture);
  4. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and a genuine interest in teaching. Experience in teaching at the university level would be an asset;
  5. Have an excellent knowledge of the issues (i.e. main problems) of current field crop production systems and the main challenges to be met;
  6. Be a member of the Ordre des agronomes du Québec or be able to become one.

Hiring and Treatment
As per the current collective agreement. This is a tenure track position.

Application deadline: March 1st, 2023
Expected starting date: June 1st, 2023

Interested individuals are invited to send a cover letter describing their interest for the position and competence in the field of expertise, a curriculum vitae and two reference letters, before March 1st, 2023, to the following email address (PDF documents): , or to the following postal address:

Dr Richard Bélanger, Department Head
Département de phytologie – FSAA Université Laval
Pavillon Paul-Comtois, local 3236-A
2425, rue de l’agriculture Québec, Canada. G1V 0A6
Phone: 418-656-2131, ext. 402758

*In order to facilitate the integration of new non-French speaking professors, the VRRHF offers French classes to new professors and their spouse. In general, the Department will give new professors a period of at least 12 months to acquire French fluency before the start of teaching duties.

Valuing diversity, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply – particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities – but priority will be given to Canadians and Canadian permanent residents.

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