Lecturer in Environmental Horticulture

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine

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Job Description:

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 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.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A MS degree or PhD (foreign equivalent acceptable) in horticulture, botany, landscape design or related field is required. Evidence of flexibility in teaching to serve UF’s evolving Plant Science degree program that includes live instruction as well as some distance education components is desired. Demonstrated scholarly activities in teaching, research and/or extension are required. Skills in verbal and written communication, and interpersonal relationships are essential. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system and have a commitment to the IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability, and the UF goal to foster a multicultural environment that values distinct points of view and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by March 19, 2018.  The position will open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Nominations and Applications

Both nominations and applications are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. 

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to  http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/506183 and submit:
    • Application
    • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
    • Complete vita (which includes statement of current position and responsibilities);
    • Unofficial transcripts;
    • List of five references with addresses;
    • Outline of teaching interests and teaching philosophy.


Final candidate will be required to provide 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), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .


Contact Information and Nomination Submission Information


Please refer to Requisition # 506183

Carrie Reinhardt Adams

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Environmental Horticulture Department

Gainesville, FL 32611-0675




The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.  The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Health Assessment Required: No

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