Professor, Aquaculture

Scott O. Hoyle
City: Lindsay
Last visit: 2014-05-14
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-05-14


Professor, Aquaculture

School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences

Location: Frost Campus, Lindsay

Job Category: Full-time Academic

Date Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014

Start Date: June 2014

Description of position:

Experience success at Fleming, where we provide a unique and innovative learning environment for our students. We take pride in offering students real world learning, available only through the recent, related work experiences that faculty bring. Fleming College's Frost Campus is home to one of Canada's leading environmental education institutions, the School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences (SENRS With its thematic focus on water in programs, SENRS students participate in a distinctive hands-on, minds-on learning experience though applied workplace, community-based learning or applied research opportunities.

We welcome applications from experienced professionals to teach courses in the new Aquaculture program. You will deliver courses such as Mechanical Systems in Aquaculture; Aquaculture in the Modern World; Biology of Aquaculture; Fish Husbandry Procedures and Analysis; Principles and Practices in Cool and Warm Water Aquaculture; Aquaculture Enterprises; and Field Skills. Your participation will also be expected in various field exercises and trips as well as research proposals. In addition, you will be involved in the Fish &Wildlife program and associated camp-related activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Professor in the School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences, you will participate in the curriculum development process and will provide academic leadership and collaboration within teaching teams to ensure the consistent delivery of assigned courses. You will play a key role by demonstrating teaching excellence through proven adaptability with diverse learners, and the creation of a learning environment that motivates and engages learners, using a variety of teaching methodologies and types of delivery, including blended learning. Faculty teach in teams and develop/deliver curriculum in a variety of ways including lectures, labs, field camps and work placements.

The typical vacation period for this position will be in September-October each year.

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You possess a combination of current, progressive work-related experience and a Bachelors degree (Master's preferred) in a science-related program (or equivalent combination of relevant education and extensive current, progressive work experience You have experience in teaching or training and applied field experience working with a variety of aquatic species. You are familiar with the identification and ecology of the species inhabiting Ontario watersheds. You have experience with trout and salmon farming cage culture and recirculation aquaculture and specifically, the water quality testing and mechanical design of these systems which includes fabricating, installing and testing. Your experience with fish husbandry practices for both cool and warm water species, particularly Muskellunge and Atlantic Salmon would be an asset. You have expertise in water quality analysis and fish health management in aquaculture; are able to identify and treat common fish diseases; and understand the principles of supervising fish stocking operations.

You have excellent fish assessment skills which include electrofishing, boat handling, and the use of standard fisheries assessment equipment. You have demonstrated leadership skills in developing and delivering safe and effective field work experiences including: safety training, adherence to relevant regulatory requirements, equipment handling, and related skill development. You have an understanding of the law and applicable legislation/policies such as: Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act; Fisheries Act; Invasive Species and Species at Risk; and Endangered Species Act. Your awareness of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) protocols and related certification requirements would be an asset as well as familiarity with aquaponics and automated monitoring and alarm systems. Other skills, training and certifications which would be considered assets include: outdoor skills such as fishing and boating; SCUBA; Aquarium keeping; Electrofishing; First Aid and CPR certification; WHMIS; Pleasure Craft Operators card.

You have an established industry network that could provide opportunities for our students and graduates and opportunities for the college in continuing education and contract training opportunities. Ideally you have international experience which could leave to international co-operative projects, exchanges and placement opportunities for our students.

This role also requires self-motivation, flexibility and a passion for learning and student success. You have the drive to continuously learn and achieve results. This position can be physically demanding as you will be assigned to field experiences in a variety of weather conditions. You will focus on enhancing the student experience by creating a rich and open learning environment that embraces diversity and provides superior service to students. You are able to apply theories of adult learning and teaching, utilize innovative delivery methods and contribute to curriculum and program development. You are able to work independently and as part of a team and can effectively contribute to multidisciplinary teams utilizing your strong leadership skills. Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to deliver and receive feedback, as well as interpersonal and critical thinking/problem solving skills are required. You are comfortable working with technology, including blended learning technologies, and are self-sufficient with word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, e-mail, internet search, web applications.

Salary Range:$58,946 - $102,186 (based on relevant experience and post-secondary credentials)

How To Apply:

Anyone who wishes to be considered for this competition, is asked to submit a detailed, up to date resume and cover letter (only Word or PDF versions accepted) by e-mail only to Sir Sandford Fleming College, Human Resources Department at no later than 12:00 NOON on Friday, May 23, 2014. Please quote Competition #F3714 in the subject line.

Please be advised that due to the volume of applications received for many of our positions, submissions to any e-mail address other than may not be considered for this competition.

Please note that internal candidates will receive first consideration in accordance with our Academic Collective Agreement. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Sir Sandford Fleming College.

DATE POSTED: Friday, May 9, 2014

DATE CLOSED: Friday, May 23, 2014 (12:00 Noon)

Sir Sandford Fleming College is committed to building an inclusive and accessible learning and working environment. We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations. To meet this commitment, Fleming College will make appropriate accommodations available throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform our Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require to ensure your equal participation. To obtain a copy of this document in another format please contact Sandra Armstrong at

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Industry: Education

Job Function: Training and Education