Business - Assistant/Associate Professor (Faculty of Agriculture)

Dalhousie University - Agricultural Campus

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2013-03-09

Assistant/Associate Professor (Business)
Tenure Track
Department of Business and Social Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Truro

Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering a wealth of programs through diverse faculties. With campuses located in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, as well as a Medical School site in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dalhousie has more than 6,000 faculty and staff who make up the university's energetic academic community. Dalhousie is proud to be named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012 and 2013.

The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University is a small research-intensive campus located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies.

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure track position with rank and salary appropriate to qualifications and experience within the Department of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, located on the Dalhousie Agricultural campus in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Applicants should have either a Ph.D. in business or a DBA (or be very close to completion at the time of application). Evidence of teaching capacity and research ability in the following areas is required: logistics, value chain management or operations management. A record of independent research and scholarly publications is expected. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of agri-food systems.

The successful applicant will teach diploma and undergraduate level business courses with the potential to teach at the graduate level. He or she will be expected to carry out research dealing with food value systems or operations management in the agri-food sector with the intent to publish in scholarly journals. Attracting and maintaining research funding is expected. Building strong connections with the agri-food industry both from a teaching and research standpoint will be essential. The applicant must have a strong commitment to teaching.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

Application Process:
In your cover letter, please quote the competition number, department (Business and Social Sciences) and competition name (Assistant/Associate Professor, Business).

Competition #: 13-007 TT
Closing Date: May 15, 2013

Applicants must submit a cover letter stating qualifications and abilities, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and the name, address, and phone number of four referees to: Chair of Selection Committee, c/o Christa Totten, Department Secretary, Department of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, Box 550 Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5E3 at 902 893 6700 (mornings only) email at or fax at 902 897 0038. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

A more detailed description of the Faculty and Department is available at

Submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date, May 15, 2013


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