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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Advanced Food Packaging (closed)

The Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry - the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of McGill University is seeking an outstanding candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Advanced Food packaging. The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree in food science specializing in food packaging/encapsulation techniques. The candidate is expected to initiate and develop research activities related to development of advanced materials used in food packaging, encapsulation, 3D-printing and establish research themes focusing on active packaging and smart packaging concepts. Opportunities are available for collaborations with McGill Institute for Advanced Materials. The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of food manufacturing concepts, the ability to network with government and industry, as well as maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Candidates should have a successful track record of publications in high impact journals or potential for scientific achievement and the ability to attract funding from national and international agencies. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in Food Packaging/Food Science/Food Chemistry. A working knowledge of French will be an asset.

The expected start date is August 1, 2017. Interested applicants are asked to submit electronic version of a signed letter of interest, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), research and teaching interests as well as the names of three referees willing to provide letters of recommendation to the Search-Committee at packaging.foodscience [at]

The closing date for applications is February 1, 2017

For more information please contact: V. Yaylayan at packaging.foodscience [at]


McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 30 km from Montreal’s city centre and the downtown Campus.  It is in close proximity to the Montreal life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. The Campus comprises 650 hectares which, in addition to the farm, houses the Morgan Arboretum, the Emile A. Lods Agronomy Research Centre, and experimental field stations. The Faculty has an exceptionally strong record in research, and graduate and undergraduate training in agricultural, environmental, food, and human nutrition sciences, as well as molecular biology, biotechnology and bioresource engineering. The Faculty actively supports inter-disciplinary teaching and research, and contributes to McGill’s global leadership position through numerous international research and field training programs. The Department is equipped with an array of laboratories and equipment to carry out fundamental research in Food Science, Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food safety, and genomics.




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