As an Arrell Chair, you will participate in the life and management of the Arrell Food Institute, which was created out of a $20M gift to the University of Guelph from the Arrell Family Foundation. The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph’s vision is to transform global food systems and elevate Canada’s place within the global food economy. To do this, we are building on University of Guelph’s world-class strengths in all aspects of food research, education and innovation.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and/or graduate courses in their area(s) of expertise through scholarly teaching and participate in the administration of the Arrell Food Institute. As such, the candidate will also be expected to engage with non-academic stakeholders on a regular basis, including communicating with the media, working with industry / civil society, and brokering relationships in the broad area of food across campus.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Increase national and international awareness of issues pertaining to food topics through communication and outreach, including becoming an information resource for media
- Serve as a key resource for expertise and as a primary conduit to experts in areas relevant to food issues at the University of Guelph
- Develop a core food research project collaborating with researchers within and external to the University of Guelph to strengthen the University’s capacity to respond to issues related to food
- Contribute to the vision and mission of the Arrell Food Institute, by participating in the governance of the Institute and executing its programs.
- Arrell Chairs individually and collectively lead work to promote more sustainable, equitable, efficient, safe and nutritious food systems in Canada and abroad.
While a strong record of research accomplishments and demonstrated abilities in teaching and graduate advising are important, the objective of the Chair is to expand and enhance the University’s communication and outreach activities in a manner that strengthens our reputation as Canada’s Food University. The skills to build connections with other institutions and stakeholders within agricultural and food systems are essential.
To see the official postings, and information about applying, please visit the following links on the Faculty Recruitment website:
Arrell Chair in Food, Policy and Society
Arrell Chair in the Business of Food