Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time without term Lecturer position in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. The primary departmental academic home for the position will be determined during the interview process, and will be based on the applicant’s areas of expertise. The position will have a primary responsibility for developing and delivering a new 100-level scientific and professional communications course for delivery in the
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA), and to provide support for scientific communications-based learning and activities in the College, including capstone and thesis-based courses. The successful candidate also will be expected to revise and teach additional courses (classroom, field-based and web) that support College academic programs including the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy program.
To support teaching activities, faculty within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources have access to active learning classrooms and modern teaching laboratories, and are supported by the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning. Additionally, instructors have access to more than 1000 hectares of native fescue and mixed-grass prairie, a field-crop land-base of 1200 hectares for crop and forage research, 1100 square metres of modern greenhouse space on campus, Canada’s largest controlled-environment phytotron, the Canadian Light Source (Canada’s only synchrotron) and the newly created Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence.
The College of Agriculture and Bioresources is an international leader in applied research and scholarship with expertise and integration across four primary themes: Food, Feed and Bioproducts; Environment and Ecology; Business and Applied Economics; and Plants and Animals. The college has a century-long reputation for teaching, research and outreach and has been a consistent strength for the university. The college has played a pivotal role in the development of the agriculture and food industries in Saskatchewan, and continues to build on
a legacy of public engagement and cooperative partnerships. Our faculty is committed to providing an exceptional learning experience and preparing graduates for leadership in the bio-economy.
The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000. Saskatoon also has a vibrant research
community in crop-based research with the University of Saskatchewan being home to Agriculture and Agri-food Canada’s Saskatoon Research and Development Centre, The National Research Council’s Plant Biotechnology Institute and the Global Institute for Food Security.
This position requires advanced academic qualification (masters, doctoral or equivalent post-graduate degrees), ideally in an agricultural discipline consistent with the BSA program (agronomy, soil science, plant science, agricultural economics, animal science, plant ecology, environmental science, food and bioproduct sciences, horticulture science), or a related discipline, and demonstrated experience and/or training in scientific communications and
professionalism. Teaching experience at the post secondary level is required. Experience in online teaching, digital teaching tools, and curriculum development are assets. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to establish effective working relationships are essential. Key selection criteria will include teaching experience and excellence, ability to work with students and faculty, and the breadth of knowledge in scientific and professional communications, and agriculture. The successful candidate will be expected to develop curricula for new courses and to revise existing courses. Candidates should be eligible for membership in the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists. The University of Saskatchewan values diversity and in creating positive working relationships with Indigenous and culturally diverse students, staff and faculty.
The salary range for this position (Lecturer) is $80,116 to $118,960.
This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.
Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to:
Fran Walley, Associate Dean (Academic)
College of Agriculture and Bioresources
51 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8
Telephone: (306) 966-4064
Review of applications will begin February 26, 2021; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.