College Professor, 4 Positions, Various Programs, (9-month Contractually-Limited)

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Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank:College Professor, 4 Positions, Various Programs, (9-month Contractually-Limited)

College: Ontario Agricultural College

Department: Ridgetown Campus

Deadline: July 8, 2022 or open until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-49

Position Description:

The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus invites applications for four (4) full-time contractually limited College Professors. Nine-month appointments are currently available in the Agriculture, Environmental Management and Veterinary Technology Associate Diploma programs (University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) Unit 2). These positions are based at the Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph, located in Ridgetown Ontario.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Academic Quality and Student Success, the College Professors will be responsible for teaching students in the Agriculture (2 positions), Environmental Management (1 position) or Veterinary Technology (1 position) Diploma programs. Successful candidates will be experienced professionals in the agriculture (soils, mechanization), environmental (water) or veterinary fields with a passion for teaching and supporting student development and success.

The College Professors will be expected to teach a variety of courses to assist students with developing proficiency in the related field. The specific agriculture courses may include soil principles, environmental stewardship, soil and water conservation and agricultural chemicals in the environment. The additional agriculture position may include courses in agricultural mechanization and safety, machinery maintenance and precision agriculture. The specific environmental management courses may include water, sewage and wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection, math and water chemistry and drinking water operations. The specific veterinary technology courses may include microbiology, cytology and hematology, clinical and medical exercises. Other courses may be assigned as required.

The incumbents will be responsible for the development, preparation and delivery of appropriate course materials, evaluation of student progress and individual academic consultations with students. In addition, the College Professors will be involved in student recruitment/promotion, curricular and program development, and other pedagogical activities.

Requirements for the College Professor role include a Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of three years of work experience in the agriculture or environmental industries. Applicants for Veterinary Technology must be Registered Veterinary Technicians. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and industry experience may be considered. The successful candidate will have experience teaching at the post-secondary level, excellent oral and written communication skills, advanced proficiency with MS Office and internet applications, as well as a record of diplomacy and excellent teamwork. Ability to work in the field and lab environment is also a requirement.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units and three campuses (Guelph, Ridgetown, Guelph-Humber). The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Acceptance of applications will begin on June 27, 2022 and end of July 8, 2022, or until filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a letter of interest and (2) a curriculum vitae.

Jennifer Mullen
Human Resources Generalist
University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus
120 Main Street East, Ridgeown, ON N0P 2C0


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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, would like to acknowledge the Anishinaabe and Leni-Lunape ancestors of this territory on which the Ridgetown Campus resides. We offer our respect to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who live on the territory today and acknowledging them reminds us of our important connection to this land where we learn and work.

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.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 32339.