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Post-doctoral Positions

Two postdoctoral research associate positions available in the Department of Geography and the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph.

The following postdoctoral opportunities are available in the broad area of the future of food.

The first topic to be studied is the development of predictive crop yield models in order to assess the impact of climate driven agricultural frontiers using climate, GIS, and RS data at two distinct scales [the field scale and the scale of emerging climate -induced “agricultural frontiers”]. The goal here will be to use climate, spatial GIS layers including soil and terrain, and remote sensing data to determine how much food can be produced in specific regions and evaluate the environmental impact of food production at these two distinct scales. Preference will be given to candidates who can also turn research outputs into decision support tools [e.g. aps] that will help farmer decision-making.

The second position is for a qualitative scholar interested in food policy. This person will study the social impact of emerging digital agricultural technologies with an emphasis on power relations, data governance, and technological innovation. Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of engaging in policy and or civil society and those who express a willingness in translating research outcomes into actionable items.

In addition to working with a large and diverse team of established scholars on these research fields, the candidates will also be asked to play a role in mentoring grad students as well providing administrative and logistical support to the Arrell Food Institute.

Both are one-year posts in the first instance with expectation for a further year of renewal.

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

Please send applications to Amanda Wilson-Ciocci Consideration of the candidates will begin on May 1st and continue until each position has been filled.

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.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.