Apply now Job no: 506446
Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:60190000 - AG-PLANT PATHOLOGY

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Job Description:

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.  


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.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in plant pathology or a closely related discipline and demonstrated scholarly activities in teaching are required.  Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding.  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 Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by 20 March 2018 .  The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.


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/506446 and submit the following materials:

  • Letter of application 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.


Contact Information and Nomination Submission Information


Please refer to Requisition # 506446

Dr. Erica Goss

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Department of Plant Pathology

PO Box 110680

Gainesville, FL 32611-0680




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/ .


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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