Assistant or Associate Professor in Food & Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

Truro, Nova Scotia (CA)
04 Oct 2017
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01 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Business and Social Sciences

Faculty of Agriculture

Assistant or Associate Professor in Food & Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

The Faculty of Agriculture invites applications for a probationary tenure-track or tenure track appointment in Food & Agribusiness Entrepreneurship at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (dependent upon qualifications and expertise) commencing July 1, 2018. The Department of Business and Social Sciences is one of four departments in the Faculty of Agriculture. The Department has a nationally recognized unique strength in agribusiness education and research, as well as education and research in applied and agricultural economics. Agriculture in today's world is an interesting and
challenging industry where you can have a real impact. Our unique programs combine the core disciplines of agricultural sciences with business management and innovative technology. Here you will have the opportunity to work in a collegial and interdisciplinary environment.

Information about the faculty of agriculture and its programs can be found at:

Applicants must have
i) a Ph.D in agribusiness with strong research or application in food and agribusiness entrepreneurship from an accredited and recognized university. ABDs may also be considered; and,
ii) Peer-reviewed publications relevant to food and agribusiness entrepreneurship, or in the case of an ABD or a recent PhD candidate, demonstrated capacity to produce such publications.

The successful applicant will develop and teach courses in food and agribusiness entrepreneurship, business and financial management at the diploma, undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the successful candidate will engage with the Faculty of Agriculture’s Cultiv8 entrepreneurship program.

They will be expected to carry out research dealing with entrepreneurship with direct relevance to the food and agribusiness sector and publish in high quality scholarly journals. Attracting and maintaining research funding is required. Building strong research and outreach connections with the food and agricultural industry both from a teaching and research standpoint will be essential.

Applicants must submit a single PDF file containing a cover letter stating qualifications and abilities, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, the name, address, and phone number of three referees and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire (see: to Dr. Simon Somogyi, Chair of Selection Committee, Department of Business and Social Sciences, Dalhousie University, P.O. Box 550, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2N 5E3, no later than 15 November 2017. Electronic applications are preferred, to be submitted in confidence to

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is
committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal
people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all
candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.