Adjunct Lecturer (62481)

Adjunct Lecturer (62481)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Jul 7, 2020

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.

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The School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Florida, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is inviting applications for the position of adjunct lecturer with a start date of August 15, 2020. This is a temporary non tenure-accruing position for a limited period starting August 15 – December 15, 2020.

We seek a forward-looking educator with strong intellectual and communication skills and investment in student success who will contribute to and advance our growing program. The position will be 100% teaching. The successful candidate will serve as instructor for a general education course in Environmental Science (multiple sections) and coordinate the SNRE graduate seminar series.

We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups. This assignment and associated duties as described above may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.

Background Information:

The School of Natural Resources and Environment ( offers university-wide, interdisciplinary degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level that prepare students to understand the complex issues related to environment and socio-economic stability. Through its interdisciplinary educational programs, the School of Natural Resources and Environment will provide tomorrow's scientists, natural resource managers, and societal leaders with the training (acquisition of knowledge, skills and competencies) needed to effectively address the enormous environmental challenges facing future society. The School of Natural Resources and Environment is comprised of more than 300 affiliated faculty members, more than 100 graduate students and a like number of undergraduate majors.



A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in environmental science, biology, ecology, environmental engineering sciences, natural resources or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates must have demonstrable teaching experience in the environmental science arena at an accredited university. Candidates will 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.


Postdoctoral teaching experience is desirable. Experience and interest with online teaching and familiarity with distance education delivery tools/strategies is preferred.

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by 21 July 2020.  

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to and submit:
    • 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

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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