Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecohydrology University of Guelph, School of Environmental Sciences

Position Title / Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecohydrology

College: Ontario Agricultural College

Department: School of Environmental Sciences

Deadline: March 31, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found

Please reference AD #18-04

Position Description:

The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in Ecohydrology (tenure-track) working on research related to watershed processes, nutrient transport, surface water chemistry, and/or water quality, and their interrelationship with ecological systems. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Hydrology, Ecosystem Science, or a related discipline, and will have demonstrated research excellence through a strong publication record in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will complement existing expertise in SES in agricultural systems, biogeochemistry, aquatic & terrestrial ecology, environmental chemistry, microbiology and hydrogeology.


The position will require the development of a strong federally- and provincially-funded research program involving the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. It will involve teaching courses, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, related to ecohydrology. The successful candidate will have a clear potential for effective teaching, with classroom experience considered an asset. Strong communication skills are essential. Collaboration in research and graduate training is encouraged with others in SES, the Ontario Agricultural College and the University, as well as with federal and provincial ministries. Faculty in SES are expected to provide service to the University, to the scientific community, and to society at large.


The School of Environmental Sciences is a multi-disciplinary academic unit with researchers in a range of fields including: soil science, geology, agricultural meteorology, forest and ecosystem science, environmental microbiology, environmental toxicology, entomology and plant pathology. Researchers in the School have links across campus including Geography, Engineering, Integrative Biology, the Centre for Applied Groundwater Research, Animal Biosciences, Ridgetown Campus and Plant Agriculture, as well as with producer organizations and members of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. In addition, SES has advanced analytical facilities in-house, and access to research stations across the province, including the nearby Elora and Arkell Research Stations. The School sits within the Ontario Agriculture College and is located on the main campus in the city of Guelph, 80 km west of Toronto, Ontario. More information about the School, the College and the University can be found on their respective websites (,,


Applicants should submit, by March 31, 2018, their curriculum vitae, statements of their research goals and teaching philosophy and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who can evaluate their candidacy, directly to:


Dr. Jon Warland, Director
c/o Jo-Anne Scarrow
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 2W1



All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.


At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.


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