Apply now Job no: 506824
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 position that will be 100% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, available in the Entomology and Nematology 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 developing a premier educational program related to pest management and biosecurity that includes the development of a biosecurity certificate under the entomology major.  Primary responsibilities include teaching existing distance-delivered courses in Insect Pest and Vector Management (ENY 5236), Exotic Species and Biosecurity Issues (ALS416) as well as revising and developing additional related courses, both traditional (classroom) and distance, depending on the successful candidate’s interests and needs of the department. Contributions to the department’s distance education programs including the on-line M.S. degree and certificate programs and to advising M.S. non-thesis online students is expected.  Working with the Distance Education Coordinator to promote the department’s on-line programs is encouraged.  


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

The Entomology and Nematology Department (http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/) has diverse teaching, research, and extension programs with 29 faculty members located on the main campus in Gainesville plus 38 faculty located at 11 Research and Education Centers (RECs) throughout the state. 

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A master's or doctoral degree (foreign equivalent acceptable) in some combination of entomology, pest management, or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have significant teaching experience, demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, and 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 Qualifications:

Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience is desirable. A working knowledge of distance education and delivery of on-line education programs as well as experience in instructional design is also strongly desired. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by May 1, 2018.  The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.


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 # 506824

Dr. Norman Leppla

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Entomology and Nematology Dept.

P.O. Box 110620

Natural Area Drive

Gainesville, FL 32611


Telephone:                               352-273-3951

Facsimile:                                352-392-0190

Electronic Mail:                       ncleppla@ufl.edu


Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/506824 and submit:
    • Application
    • 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 4 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
    • Unofficial transcripts


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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