Professor of Beef Production

University of Laval


Professor – Beef Production

Job Offer: No. 64954
Open for Applications: From June 21st, until September 15th, 2021
Workplace :Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation, Département des sciences animales

General Information

With Québec's leadership in the training of highly qualified professionals in the field of animal
sciences, the Department of Animal Sciences at Université Laval is a partner on an international
basis in the development and transmission of new knowledge and maintains a close relationship
with the various stakeholders in the agri-food sector to meet the specific needs of animal

The Animal Sciences Department has 20 faculty members working in a variety of scientific areas
related to animal production. The teaching staff contributes to the training of more than 400
students in agriculture and about 75 graduate students.

Job Description

• Teach and supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
• Teach in French at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
• Develop a research program in beef production and/or meat quality;
• Assume equitable participation in the educational and administrative activities of the
department and the faculty;
• Participate in external activities of the university's affairs to represent and contribute to
the influence of the faculty and the university.

Selection Criteria

• Must hold a Ph.D. or be on the verge of obtaining it (defended thesis project) in animal
sciences, with a specialty in beef production and/or meat quality;
• Must hold knowledge or experience to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate
levels in beef production system and/or meat quality;
• Must demonstrate excellent aptitudes for communication, as well as a genuine interest in
• Must demonstrate a strong interest in research with grant support or peer-reviewed
publications in the field;
• Ability to teach in French* or to agree to do so after an integration period of one year;
• Interest in multidisciplinary team working.

*Courses at Université Laval are taught in French. The position is open to Anglophone and
Allophone candidates, however, with the understanding that a functional command of French
must be achieved by the end of an integration period of one year.


This is a tenure-track position. Faculty status (academic rank) and salary shall be established based
upon the following considerations:

• Status (rank) based on experience.
• Salary according to the collective agreement in force.


Applications must be received no later than September 15th, 2021. The university reserves the right to
receive applications beyond this date until the position has been fulfilled.

Position starting date: February 1st, 2022.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their application in the form of a single file including a
motivation letter, qualifications in relation to the position and a detailed curriculum vitae. Three
reference letters should be sent directly by the signatories. The complete application file and
references must be sent to the following address:

François Richard, Department Head
Université Laval
Département des sciences animales
Pavillon Paul-Comtois, room 4131A
2425, rue de l'Agriculture
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6

Additional information on the Animal Sciences Department is provided on the following website:
Université Laval is a privileged living environment in the heart of Québec City. It is a large and
comprehensive university recognized for its culture of excellence in teaching and research.
Valuing diversity, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply, particularly women,
visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. Priority will be given to
Canadians and Canadian permanent residents.

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