Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources Communication (76401)

Employer
University of Florida
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Home Economics & Consumer Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details



The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .

This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 60% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 40% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, 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 (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (on-campus and by distance) in agricultural and natural resources communication; (2) advising graduate students; (3) assisting in the delivery of the campus-wide undergraduate Minor in Agricultural and Natural Resources Communication (4) planning and conducting a high quality, productive research program; and (5) contributing to the Department’s overall goals in scholarship and research. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. 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 their graduate students. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support their program. The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in their program area.

The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, including teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, supervising undergraduate and graduate research and creative work, publishing teaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, and engaging in professional development activities related to teaching and advising. Faculty are encouraged to support and participate in the CALS Honors Program, distance education, and international education.

Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension—regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

Background Information:

The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is a comprehensive academic unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida and has diverse teaching, research, and extension education programs with 26 faculty members and 13 support personnel located on the Gainesville campus. An additional three faculty members directing the department’s program at the UF/IFAS Plant City location. The department has a strong commitment to shared governance, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. The departmental web site http://aec.ifas.ufl.edu provides additional information.

Required :

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in agricultural and/or natural resources communication or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, digital media or social media development, collaboration/teamwork or interpersonal relationships. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred :

Experience teaching, research and/or extramural funding procurement is desirable.

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by September 1, 2021. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Nominations

Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Requisition # 76401

Dr. Lisa Lundy

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication

PO Box 110540

Gainesville, FL 32611-0540

Telephone: 352-273-2588

Facsimile: 352-392-9585

Electronic Mail: lisalundy@ufl.edu

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/89506 and submit:
    • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Contact information (including email addresses) for three (3) individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
    • Unofficial transcripts


Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) .

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

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The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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