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Associate Professor in Food Safety

University of Guelph

The Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in food risk analysis at the Associate Professor rank. The position is sponsored by the Leung Family Foundation and will be known as the Leung Family Professorship in Food Safety. Research interests may include any area of food risk analysis with preferred foci on methodologies and strategies for risk assessment and mitigation of food borne microbial (including viruses) hazards.

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in Food Science, Food Safety, Risk Analysis, Microbiology or related discipline. He/she will have substantial research experience, demonstrated evidence of research capacity, strong record of teaching, excellent communication skills, and recognized ability to support industry stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, collaborative research program. A strong peer-reviewed publication record is required. The successful candidate will also show success in pursuing research funding, both individually and collaboratively. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as advise graduate students. He/she will have proven experience providing effective instruction.

The successful candidate will also be expected to provide food safety expertise to the food industry, in particular, through the Guelph Food Innovation Centre. As such, the successful candidate must have proven communication skills and demonstrate comprehensive understanding of risk analysis.

Food Science has a strong reputation as a center of excellence and currently has 16 tenured faculty members, several adjunct faculty, 100 graduate students, 160 undergraduate students, 7 permanent support staff and several contractual support staff ( As part of the renowned Ontario Agricultural College (, Food Science has a long history of achievements in serving the agriculture and food industries within Ontario and beyond.

The University of Guelph ( is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 23,000 students. It is located in Guelph, Ontario (population of approximately 120,000) and is a one-hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario.

Consideration of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and will continue only if the position is not filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2018. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, and the names of three persons who will serve as references to:

Dr. Arthur Hill, Chair
Department of Food Science
Ontario Agricultural College
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1

Alternatively, an electronic application may be submitted to

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph acknowledge the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.