Assistant/Associate Professor - Industry Research Chair in Mink Genomics

Organization
Dalhousie University
Job Location
58 River Road
Truro, NS B2N 5E3
Canada
Job Description

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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.

Requirements

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The successful candidate will have a PhD in Animal Breeding, Quantitative Genetics, Statistical Genomics or equivalent.  He/she should have demonstrated expertise in quantitative genetics or statistical genomics as it relates to genetic/genomic evaluation in animal breeding, and a peer-reviewed publication record. Experience and knowledge of the mink industry would be helpful but is not essential. Interest and ability to work with the mink industry in the development of an innovative and relevant research program is required. The successful candidate should demonstrate potential for success in pursuing research funding, both individually and in groups. He/she should demonstrate clear potential for effective teaching in the classroom and in individual student supervision, preferably with experience in both.  Demonstrated leadership potential and experience on university or other committees are highly desirable.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit a cover letter stating qualifications and experience including , a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications and major projects, a statement of teaching and research experience and interests, reprints of three recent publications, and the names and contact information of three referees to: Donna Jamieson, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Plant and Animal Sciences Department, 58 River Road, PO Box 550, Truro, N. S., B2N 5E3, Canada;  Fax: (902)-895-6734; email: [email protected].  

 

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women.

About Our Organization

Dalhousie University is a vibrant community of 13 faculties, 6,000 faculty and staff, and 18,500 students. An influential driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development, Dalhousie has campuses in Halifax and Truro and a satellite of its Medical School in Saint John, New Brunswick. The university, poised to celebrate 200 years of academic excellence in 2018, is united in a purpose-driven quest to make a lasting impact on the world. For the fourth consecutive year, Dalhousie is proud to be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

 

The Department of Plant and Animal Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture, Truro, invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, five-year term faculty position in Mink Genomics at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the candidate.  The Faculty offers technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, and is home to the Canadian Centre for Fur Animal Research, the only mink research facility in North America. 

 

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