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Assistant/Associate Professor Canada Research Chair Aquaculture

Contact Name: Donna Jamieson
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Status: Closed

Assistant/Associate Professor

Tenure Stream

Canada Research Chair Aquaculture

Department of Plant and Animal Sciences

Faculty of Agriculture

Dalhousie Agricultural Campus



Dalhousie is aleading, research-intensive Canadian University offering a wealth of programsthrough diverse faculties.  With campuseslocated in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, as well as a Medical School site inSaint John, New Brunswick, Dalhousie has more than 6,000 faculty and staff whomake up the university’s energetic academic community.  Dalhousie is proud to be named one ofCanada’s Top 100 Employers for the last several years.


The Faculty ofAgriculture, Dalhousie University campus is located in Truro, Nova Scotia.  Offering technical, undergraduate andgraduate programs in agriculture, aquaculture, environment and related life andsocial science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leadersand generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainablesocieties.

Applications are invited for a tenure stream faculty appointment andTier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in  AquacultureNutrition at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.  Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptionalemerging scholars and Chair nominations are subject to review and finalapproval by the CRC Secretariat.  Pleaseconsult the CRC website ( for full programinformation, including details on eligibility criteria.

Reporting to theChair, Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, the successful candidate will establish a dynamic program including graduateand undergraduate students, and post-doctoral research fellows, to advance thestate of knowledge of the nutrition of finfish and shellfish. To catalyze thenecessary expansion of the aquaculture industry from local to global, both pureand applied programs are encouraged. Infrastructure at Truro includes a modernwet-lab with numerous multi-tank systems for feeding trials in either or fresh-or sea-water, a nutrition lab for proximate analysis, a feedmill for pelletedand extruded diets and a molecular biology lab for genomic studies. At Halifax,the Aquatron offers additional scope.  The successful candidate will also be expectedto teach in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs of the Department.


Candidates musthave a PhD in fish nutrition or a closely related field, and a publicationrecord to show they are an exceptional emerging researcher. A solid trackrecord of securing external research funding is required. A demonstratedability or strong potential for excellence in supervising graduate students isrequired. We seek a team-player who can forge synergies within and betweenacademia and the aquaculture industry. A clear and stimulating communicator issought who has demonstrated they can inspire students of all levels. Thesuccessful candidate should demonstrate a clear ability to lead collaborative teams.




Applicants must submit a cover letter stating qualifications andexperience, a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications and majorprojects, a statement of research experience and teaching interests, reprintsof three recent publications, and the names and contact information of threereferees to: Donna Jamieson, Dalhousie AgriculturalCampus, Plant and Animal Sciences Department, 58 River Road, PO Box 550, Truro,N. S., B2N 5E3, Canada;  Fax:(902)-895-6734; email:  


Review ofapplications will begin December 1, 2015.


 For further information regarding thisposition contact: Dr. Sam Asiedu, Department Chair, Plantand Animal Sciences Department, 58 River Rd, P.O. Box 550, Truro, N.S.,  B2N 5E3, Canada,  Phone: (902)893-6039;Fax: (902)895-6734; email: