McGill in Agricultural and Environmental Economics

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Open to rank of Assistant Professor Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Agricultural Economics

Faculty: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department/School: Natural Resource Sciences The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University.

Position Description

McGill University’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Agricultural Economics at the Assistant Professor level. This position is open to highly-qualified agricultural and environmental economists. Preference will be given to candidates with research interest and experience in sustainable farm management and agri-business management or marketing and consumer decision making. Qualified candidates in other related agricultural economics fields will also be considered.

McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 35 km from downtown Montreal. The Campus comprises 650 hectares of farm and forested lands, commercial and research animal facilities, experimental field stations, well-equipped analytical laboratories and state-of-the-art student learning facilities. McGill’s Sustainability Sciences and Technologies Initiative (SSTI) and Green Chemistry and Catalysis Centre provide additional opportunities for research collaborations and outreach. Additional information concerning McGill University and its Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences can be found on their respective web sites ( or

The successful candidate that satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in Agricultural Economics, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment. Nominees for Tier 2 Chair positions must be emerging scholars and hold the rank of assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. A nominee who is more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (e.g., maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care) will be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justifications process.

Eligibility conditions for CRCs are found at

Job Duties

The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong externally-funded research program involving the mentoring and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be involved in service to the university and scholarly communities. Collaboration with other researchers at McGill, especially within the multidisciplinary department which features research on soils, agricultural systems, microbiology, entomology, and social-ecological systems, as well as other university research centers is encouraged.

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