Canada 150 Research Chair, University of Guelph

July 26, 2017

The School of Environmental Sciences is seeking applicants for a Canada 150 Research Chair in “Environmental Science and Agriculture”. The successful applicant will be an established, internationally based scholar and researcher, with an outstanding record of contributions to the field, as demonstrated through a strong record of publications, grants, appointment to international advisory bodies and honours.

The Canada 150 Research Chair in “Environmental Science and Agriculture” will build on the University’s great strengths and reputation in landscape-scale biogeochemical and hydrologic processes for managed ecosystems. The successful applicant will build a world-class nexus of researchers and infrastructure capable of contributing novel knowledge to resolving climate change, address complex questions using state of the art network of agronomy and livestock research stations, and contribute knowledge to the local and global resolution of the very complex problem that is global climate change, as well as the causal and mitigative potential of food production.

Applicants must submit: i) a Curriculum Vitae and one page research statement, ii) three letters of reference that meet the requirements of The Canada 150 Research Chairs program, and iii) the names and contact information of eight external reviewers.

Application deadlines: The Curriculum Vitae is due August 7, 2017, the list of potential reviewers by August 11, 2017, and the three letters of reference by August 18, 2017.

The Canada 150 Research Chairs program invites applications from outstanding, internationally based scholars and researchers, including expatriate Canadians wishing to relocate to Canada. *This position is dependent upon the securement of a Canada 150 Research Chair award, and thus, the successful applicant must be willing to engage in the Canada 150 Research Chairs program application process.

Please submit all material to: Dr. Jon Warland, Director c/o Jo-Anne Scarrow School of Environmental Sciences University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario Canada N1G 2W1 E-mail:

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application or through the Applicant Tracking Questionnaire (link to survey is available here). The University of Guelph acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.