Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture - Research and Development, Agriculture - University / Academic
The Department of Bioresource Engineering of McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track, 12-months position as Assistant Professor in Smart Production Systems Engineering. This position is focused on the development, evaluation and adoption of new methods of animal and crop production in the field and in controlled environments. The suitable individual will teach courses related to the use of electricity, electronics and signal processing for bioresource engineering students as well as graduate students across multiple disciplines who are engaged in data-rich experimentations and advanced computer learning technologies. Special emphasis shall be given to machine vision, artificial intelligence, deep learning and other emerging technologies pertaining to phenotyping (plant and/or animal), animal well-being, food quality assessment, and other relevant applications. The Department of Bioresource Engineering is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; it is located on the Macdonald Campus, 35 km west of Montreal’s city center and the downtown Campus. The Macdonald campus farm and horticulture center are incubation sites which may be used as applied laboratories to generate ideas, build and test experiments, and apply the research related to modern biological and agricultural production systems and operations with the capacity to expand outreach to farming communities and certificate programs. Our emphasis in this area will increase the ties with farming communities and bring forward cutting-edge McGill research programs in data collection and artificial intelligence.
The successful candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a Ph.D. in a field associated with agricultural production. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in electronics, mechatronics, electrical engineering, software engineering, agricultural engineering, data science and/or related fields. The ideal candidate should be eligible to register as a professional engineer in Canada. Ability to communicate in French and prior experience with the Canadian agricultural and agri-food industry are highly beneficial. If eligible for the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program, the candidate may be supported by the University in the nomination for a Tier II CRC in Smart Production Systems Engineering, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment. Firmly committed to equity and inclusion, McGill welcomes applicants from diverse identities and backgrounds and considers equitably the impact of leaves that may contribute to interruptions/slowdowns in one’s career path. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The complete position description can be accessed at: https://www.mcgill.ca/bioeng/files/bioeng/smartageng_mcgill_en.pdf (in English) and https://www.mcgill.ca/bioeng/files/bioeng/smartageng_mcgill_fr.pdf (in French) The application, including curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests as well as the names of three references, willing to provide letters of recommendation, should be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Mark Lefsrud (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee. The closing date for applications is March 1, 2019, or until the position is filled.
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