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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Physiology and Welfare

University of Manitoba

Department of Animal Science
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
Position Number: 27196
Review of Applications: October 17, 2019
Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Physiology and Welfare
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Posting Information

Job Description:
The Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba is seeking a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology/Welfare.

As the successful candidate, you must possess a PhD, and have proven success in animal science with expertise in animal physiology/welfare or related discipline. Areas of expertise may include transportation and handling; environmental design and management; housing and longevity; stress physiology; lactation; reproduction; metabolism; product quality; and data science, including precision livestock management systems. As well, you must have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, a strong publication record, and a demonstrated potential for attracting research funds. Also, you should have a strong commitment to conducting interdisciplinary research and the ability to develop a stimulating research environment which will attract high caliber graduate students.

As the successful candidate you will advance the University as an innovator in its strategic research theme of Safe, Healthy, Just and Sustainable Food Systems on the national and international research stages, thereby expanding the success realized by the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment (NCLE; The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences is one of the most research-intensive Faculties at the University of Manitoba. You will be welcomed to a vigorous research environment with ample opportunity for collaboration among a diverse team of scientists from agricultural and food systems, as well as social, economic and policy experts. This collegial environment will enable you to develop a rigorous, independently-funded research program with immediate impact and further, to realize your full potential to become a world leader in your research area. Through teaching and conducting research on the relations and interactions between livestock species, and their environment, you will help develop best management practices to improve the environmental, economic and social awareness of livestock production systems. By working collaboratively with colleagues in the Department, you will develop targeted management strategies to improve animal health, wellbeing and efficiency that also address the ever-growing consumer demand for sustainably produced food of animal origin. Discoveries resulting from these research efforts will serve to improve livestock production and well-being, and strengthen public trust in the livestock sector, thereby enhancing its adaptive capacity. You will be expected to participate in teaching at the diploma, undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to teaching courses in basic physiology of animal species, you will also address and incorporate novel concepts associated with animal welfare and management practices, moving beyond the production paradigm to include the consumer interface. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the service functions of the Department.

Additional Information:
The University of Manitoba, founded more than 140 years ago, is located in Winnipeg and is Manitoba's largest research-intensive university. The University community is comprised of close to 30,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and over 140,000 alumni. A vibrant, prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000, Winnipeg boasts world-class arts and entertainment, professional sports teams and an affordable, balanced lifestyle; for more information, visit

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will start October 17, 2019. Start date will be July 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. Faculty positions at the University of Manitoba operate on a 12 month appointment year-over-year.

Applicants should forward a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a brief five-year research plan, examples of significant research contributions, and the names and contact information of three potential referees to:

Dr. Martin Scanlon
Chair, Search Committee
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
University of Manitoba
Phone: (204) 204-474-6028

Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba).