Lecturer

Location
Florida
Posted
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Lecturer

Job Description:

This is a 12-month, 0.75-FTE, non-tenure-accruing position that will be 100% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), available in the School of Forest Resources & Conservation, 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 teaching two undergraduate courses (Forest Resource Information Systems and Urban Forestry); supporting other faculty in the delivery of coursework in plant community identification, resource quantification/characterization, and similar; and supporting the management of the University of Florida's experimental forest (Austin Cary Forest) through maintenance of the existing Geographic Information System (GIS).  This posting is non-tenure-accruing.  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.

The School of Forest Resources & Conservation (SFRC) is an academic unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) of the University of Florida.  Through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), SFRC offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in forestry and natural resources, geomatics, and fisheries and aquatic sciences with annual enrollment over 500 students.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in forestry or a closely related natural resources discipline is 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:

Certification by the Society of American Foresters as a Certified Forester is desirable.  Certification by the Florida Forest Service as a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager is desirable.  Certification by the International Society of Arboriculture as a Certified Arborist is desirable.  A proven track-record of successful course delivery of similar courses at similar institutions is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by 1 April 2017.  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 # 501648

Dr. Michael G. Andreu

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

School of Forest Resources & Conservation

PO Box 110410

Gainesville FL 32611-0410

 

Telephone:                               352.846.0850

Electronic Mail:                          mandreu@ufl.edu

 

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/501648 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 three 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