Environmental Horticulture Department seeking Lecturer
This is a 12-month, non-tenure-accruing faculty position that will be 100% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) available in the Environmental Horticulture Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida. Primary teaching duties will include development and dissemination of undergraduate and graduate coursework, comprising Plant Propagation, Plant Science Capstone, and potentially other courses as needed and dependent upon candidate expertise. The candidate may be expected to assist with undergraduate club activities and student advisement associated with student capstone or internship experiences, some of which may occur outside of normal business hours. The candidate will be expected to assist in the development and coordination of department curriculum. Engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning and participation in state and national professional societies is encouraged. Support for the Environmental Horticulture mission in the Florida Cooperative Extension Service is expected where appropriate. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. All IFAS faculty are expected to demonstrate commitment and responsibility to the three functions of the Land Grant mission.
Assistant Professor - Plant Biochemistry and/or Physiology
This is a full-time12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 75% Teaching and 25% Research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and the person will be located in the Environmental Horticulture Department (http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu) on the UF/IFAS main campus in Gainesville. This position involves a major teaching responsibility in which the individual will teach in-person courses in the Environmental Horticulture Department required for the undergraduate Plant Science major (http://plantscience.ifas.ufl.edu) and graduate program (http://hort.ufl.edu/graduate-program). The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching and will be expected to develop a high-quality teaching program consisting of 2 – 3 courses per semester. Undergraduate courses to be taught may include, but not limited to, elementary organic and biological chemistry; controlled environmental plant physiology or stress physiology; and an upper division/graduate-level course such as biotechnology, bioinformatics or related subjects in the candidate's area of expertise. Course content emphasis should be on horticultural crops where appropriate. Candidates will be expected to both advise undergraduate students and supervise undergraduate research. Active participation in graduate education/research by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, and publishing the results in peer-reviewed journals is expected.
The Department of Plant Pathology
This is a 12-month nontenure-accruing position that will be 100% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 0% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 0% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Plant Pathology Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Duties will include development and dissemination of live instruction courses serving undergraduate curriculum needs. Courses may include live versions of successful on line courses, as well as courses that leverage the applicant’s scientific expertise. Examples of courses include tropical agriculture, soil-borne pathogens, biological control, and disease management. Courses that contribute to the Plant Science Major http://plantscience.ifas.ufl.edu/ or courses that integrate aspects of social science and agriculture, would be supported. The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate education and graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with his/her graduate students. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program. The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in his or her program area.