College Professor (Temporary Full-Time)

WorkplaceGuelph, Ontario, Canada

Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: College Professor (Temporary Full-Time)

College: Ontario Agricultural College

Department: Ridgetown Campus

Deadline: July 24, 2024 or open until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #24-40

Position Description:

The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus invites applications for a fixed term full-time College Professor teaching in the Environmental Technician Associate Diploma Program. This position is covered by the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA) Unit 2. This nine-month appointment will begin in August 2024 and end in May 2025. The position is based at the Ridgetown Campus, in the municipality of Chatham-Kent, 200km southwest of the University’s main campus in Guelph.

Position Requirements:

  • An undergraduate or master’s degree in a related field (Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Biology, Environmental Engineering, etc.) with three years of experience working in the environmental industry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with applied knowledge of municipal and industrial operations, specifically with water and wastewater treatment, collection and distribution.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching at the post-secondary level.
  • OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) Certification is considered an asset.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to develop presentations for diploma students.
  • Ability to incorporate relevant, practical, hands-on experience into teaching methods.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office and internet applications is required.
  • Demonstrated record of diplomacy and teamwork.
  • Passion for teaching and commitment to student success.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Academic Quality and Student Success, the College Professor will be responsible for teaching courses to students in the Environmental Technician Associate Diploma Program. The incumbent 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 Professor may be involved in student recruitment/promotion, curricular and program development, and other pedagogical activities. The successful candidate will be required to obtain Ontario certification in water and wastewater treatment, if not already certified.

The assigned courses may include Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Science and Issues, Advanced Math and Water Chemistry, Math for Environmental Operators, Entry-Level Drinking Water Operations, Water Treatment and Sewage and Wastewater Treatment. Other courses may be assigned as required. Detailed course descriptions can be found here .

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus has been a leader in applied agricultural research for 100 years. The campus is located in the municipality of Chatham-Kent which leads the world in the production of over 70 different types of crops. Campus faculty are globally recognized as leaders in their fields, partnering closely with producers to solve real-world problems. They share their expertise with students inside the classroom and on our 180-hectare campus and research plots which offer exceptional hands-on learning opportunities

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 July 10, 2024 and will end on July 24, 2024, or until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file):

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae

Applications should be sent to the attention of:

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


Applicants invited for an interview will be required to prepare and deliver a short presentation.

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 resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

The Ridgetown campus is located within the McKee Purchase (Treaty 2); the treaty lands of Odawa, Potawatami and Ojibwe (Anishinaabe peoples). It is recognized that the Anishinnabe, Hodinöhsö:ni’ and Lunaapéewak peoples have unique, long-standing and on-going relationships with the land in this region.

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 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 49996.