Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department/School: Bioresource Engineering

The Department of Bioresource Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant
Professor in Sustainable Food Systems Engineering, tentatively starting on January 1, 2022. The position
has the potential to interface between food/bioprocess, nutrition, sustainable production of food, and
energy/economic models. Specific areas of interest may include eco-efficiency for food production and
processing, agri-food value chain analysis, nutrition sensitive processing, bioprocess controls, industrial
bioprocesses, and the conversion of waste streams into high value products. This position will lead to
enhanced understanding of the complex interactions along the food value chains and optimize food supply
chains particularly in resource-limited settings of developing countries across Africa, Caribbean, and other
parts of the world.

The Department of Bioresource Engineering is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental
Sciences on the Macdonald Campus, located 35 km west of Montreal’s city center and the downtown
Campus. The Macdonald Campus Farm, Mary Catherine Freeman Food Laboratories, and the Macdonald
Campus are incubation sites that can be used to generate ideas as well as build and test experimental
designs. There is the capacity for outreach to surrounding urban, rural, and under-represented
communities. Emphasizing this research area will increase the ties with the food production sector and
deliver a cutting-edge teaching, research, and knowledge transfer portfolio. Additional information
concerning McGill and its Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Department of
Bioresource Engineering can be found on their respective web sites (www.mcgill.ca,
www.mcgill.ca/macdonald, www.mcgill.ca/bioeng).

This position is one of several currently being filled at McGill, in phase one of a multi-year initiative designed
to strengthen and support research innovation and excellence while addressing a commitment to increase
McGill’s complement of Black faculty in the tenure stream, as laid out in McGill’s Action Plan to Address
Anti-Black Racism 2020-2025.

Job Duties

The suitable individual will lead a research program and teach courses related to food and bioprocessing,
food safety engineering, bioconversion, sustainable food systems, value chain assessment, fluid dynamics,
and/or life cycle analysis (LCA)/life cycle cost (LCC)/data envelopment analysis (DEA) designed for
Page 2 of 3 bioresource engineering students as well as graduate students across multiple disciplines. Research
emphasis shall be given to food systems engineering but can include related areas. Participation in
Departmental, Faculty, and University committees, as well as engagement with provincial, national and
international organizations are expected.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree with prior bachelor’s degree in engineering. The M.Sc.
and/or Ph.D. degree should be in a field associated with Bioresource Engineering or related Engineering
discipline pertaining to Food Engineering, Food Science and/or Nutrition Science. Experience in food
systems analysis and design will be essential. The candidate must be eligible to register as a professional
engineer in Canada. The ability to communicate in French and prior experience with the Canadian
agricultural and agri-food industry are highly beneficial.

Job Classification: Tenure-Track
Rank: Assistant Professor
Job Status: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application deadline: July 31, 2021, or until position filled

Required documents
• a cover letter & curriculum vitae (as 1 pdf document)
• statements of teaching and research interests (if including other documents, combine to make 1 pdf)
• the names and contact information of three referees

How to apply
Applications must be submitted in Workday: https://www.mcgill.ca/r2r/files/r2r/workday-guide_for_candidates-en.pdf
Guide on how to apply for external applicants: https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/mcgill_careers
Guide on how to apply for internal applicants: https://wd3.myworkday.com/mcgill/d/home.htmld

Inquiries can be made to Dr. Mark Lefsrud, Chair of the Search Committee (mark.lefsrud@mcgill.ca).

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic
rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible
minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of
minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the
skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian
immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.