Job Posting: Assistant Professor in Soil and Water Conservation, University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is seeking a soil physicist – see their announcement below:



School of Environmental Science

Assistant Professor in Soil and Water Conservation

The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in the area of Soil and Water Conservation. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Soil Science or a related discipline, and will have significant potential for research excellence as demonstrated through a strong publication record in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals. Preference will be given to candidates with experience conducting research in water and nutrient transport in soil within the context of water quality and/or soil conservation, ideally in agroecosystems.


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 vadose zone hydrology and soil physics. 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, and controlled environment systems. Researchers in the School have links across campus including Geography, Engineering, Animal and Poultry Science, and Plant Agriculture. SES has a long history of achievements in soil physics, and is home to the Guelph Permeameter, in addition, it 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 September 15, 2015, 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:



Johnston Hall, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph (photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Dr. Jon Warland, Interim Director

c/o Jo-Anne Scarrow

School of Environmental Sciences

University of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario

Canada N1G 2W1



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

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.