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Biological Sciences Assistant Professor (Sustainable Agriculture)

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Job Title Biological Sciences Assistant Professor (Sustainable Agriculture)
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Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Details
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sustainable Agriculture at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin as early as January 1, 2024, subject to budgetary approval. Hiring salary will be in the range of $78,000-$92,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and will be expected to develop an active, externally funded research program in their area of specialty within the field of sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is a diverse field and applicants with fundamental or applied research ranging from molecular to whole organisms and ecosystems will be considered. The candidate should complement and strengthen existing research within the department as well as contribute to teaching and service in our programs.
The successful applicant must be able to teach undergraduate core courses in Biology and Agricultural Studies. We are seeking a candidate with the capability to engage and inspire students in their academic work, and who will show initiative in contributing to the department’s programs and curriculum development.
Southern Alberta has a diverse landscape including prairies, foothills, mountains, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, wetlands and associated riparian areas. In addition, the University of Lethbridge is nestled in one of the largest and most productive agricultural regions in Canada. The successful candidate will benefit from University of Lethbridge infrastructure such as the Plant Growth Facilities. The Department also has an established network of collaborations with government agencies including Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Environment Canada, as well as non-governmental organizations such as Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) and Alberta Conservation Association.
Our Team:
The Department of Biological Sciences has an enthusiastic group of faculty members that includes cell and molecular biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists, evolutionary biologists and organismal biologists with diverse and active research programs. Faculty are also actively involved in multidisciplinary majors in Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Studies, Biochemistry, and Environmental Science. The department has a thriving graduate program and undergraduate student culture, encouraged through faculty engagement in and commitment to experiential learning opportunities.
Our University:
The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the Faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business. Together, these programs serve more than 8,000 students.
Our Values:
The university recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive. 
Our City:
Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. It is a culturally vibrant city with a flourishing arts scene and active social calendar. We boast stunning scenery, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta’s big sky. Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary’s International Airport and a short drive to both Waterton Lakes National Park and the United States border.
Our Application Process: 
All applications must be submitted online, and include a letter of application, a curriculum-vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, statement of research program, and teaching evaluations. Short-listed candidates will be asked to arrange for three academic letters of reference.
The deadline for applications is July 14, 2023.
Our Contact Information: 
For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Schultz, Department of Biological Sciences at .
Faculty Faculty of Arts & Science
Campus Lethbridge
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 05/08/2023
Close Date 07/14/2023
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 01/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Research Interest
  4. Statement of Teaching Interests and Philosophy
  5. Outlines of Courses Previously Taught
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Documents
  2. Teaching Evaluations

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. I authorize the University of Lethbridge to disclose the personal information submitted as my application package to the search committee and members of the department for the purpose of administering the selection process for this position. This consent is valid for the period of one year from the application date the information is submitted.
    • I Agree
    • I Do Not Agree