• University of Florida
  • United States
  • Dec 18, 2021

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Job Description:

This position was previously posted in Interfolio (requisition # 86788). Previous applicants are not required to re-apply.

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 .

Duties and Responsibilities

This is a 12-month, non-tenure accruing faculty position with 100% teaching FTE in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences available in the Agronomy Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. Teaching duties will focus on a core course within the undergraduate Plant Science degree: PLS 3004C (Principles of Plant Science, taught summer semester online); a new UF Quest 2 General Education course (taught fall and spring semesters starting in 2023); and AGR 3303 (Genetics. taught spring and fall semesters online). The incumbent will assist in the development and delivery of a new Genetics course for UFOnline. The incumbent will support the Agroecology faculty administrator for the MS and PhD Agronomy graduate students enrolled in the Agroecology concentration and the non-degree certificate programs. Duties include overseeing and coordinating SLO (Student Learning Outcomes) assessment and reporting for MS and PhD Agronomy graduate students in the Agroecology concentration. The successful candidate will serve as primary contact for all successful applicants and one of the academic advisors for students enrolled in our online, non-thesis M.S. program and on-ine graduate certificate programs. The incumbent will serve as the faculty advisor for the Agronomy Soils Club. The assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.

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, serving on graduate committees, 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.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

An M.S. (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Plant Breeding/Genetics, Agronomy, Plant Science, Biology, Ecology or a related field. Candidates should have 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:

A PhD (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Plant Breeding/Genetics, Agronomy, Plant Science, Biology, Ecology or a related field. Advanced graduate level course work in genetics, plant breeding, and molecular biology. Teaching experience (both online and in-person), evidence of professional development and scholarship of teaching and learning is preferred. Previous experience in academic advising and administration.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by January 15, 2022. 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 # 519562

Rosalie Koenig

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Agronomy Department

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)

PO Box 100500

Gainesville, FL 32611-0500

Telephone: 352-273-3495

Facsimile: 352-392-1840

Electronic Mail: rlkoenig@ufl.edu

Application Information

Individuals wishing to apply should go online to https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/519562 and submit:

  • Full curriculum vitae, including teaching experiences and publications
  • 1-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position
  • Statement of Personal Pedagogy/Teaching Statement describing: Your personal approach to fostering learning, how you promote and support diversity in the classroom, and a brief description of a new Quest 2 course you would like to develop for UF Agronomy/Plant Sciences (maximum 3-pages).
  • Three letters of reference
  • Diversity statement
  • 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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