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The Industry Research Chair (IRC) in Mink Genomics is expected to develop an advanced and innovative research program applying quantitative genetics/genomics to develop methods that promote modern mink selection and management, enhance the quality of breeding stock and/or improve the environmental sustainability of the industry. The position is funded through a partnership with the Canada Mink Breeders Association and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture Innovation Program. The successful candidate will liaise with the mink industry through meetings and committee work, providing leadership and support in his/her areas of expertise. He/she will attract external funding for research, including national granting council funding, and publish in peer-reviewed journals and other respected venues. The Chair will provide classroom and laboratory instruction in the technical, undergraduate and graduate programs of the Faculty, and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in their thesis work. He/she will become an active and engaged member of the Department and Faculty, working collegially on projects and committees to promote continuous improvement in research, teaching and learning at Dalhousie.