Trent School of The Environment

Three-year limited term Assistant Professor in Sustainable
Agriculture and Food Systems

Trent University invites applications for a 3-year limited term appointment in the field of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) in the Trent School of The Environment (TSE) at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 15, 2018, subject to budgetary approval. A completed Ph.D. and appropriate teaching experience are required. The successful candidate will teach a total of six courses in the 2018-2019 academic year (Fall, Winter, Summer). These courses will include, but are not restricted to, Environmental Implications of Agriculture, The Edible Campus, Canadian Food and Agriculture Policy and the Canadian Food System. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to supervise reading course (independent study) students and students within the undergraduate Honour's thesis course, as well as develop new SAFS courses that can be offered in the summer term. It is also envisaged that the successful candidate will utilize the experimental farm for teaching and project-based courses and will ideally connect their teaching and research to the broader interdisciplinary activities of the TSE.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a brief statement of research interests, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three referees who would be willing to write on the candidate's behalf. Please note that applications will only be accepted in PDF format via email. Please send applications to, attention Dr. Shaun Watmough, Director, School of The Environment.

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 11th, 2018.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact

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

posted: 16 April 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.