Assistant Professor - Honey Bee Toxicology (70924)

Gainesville, FL
Mar 03, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assistant Professor - Honey Bee Toxicology (70924)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Mar 1, 2021
Close Date:
Mar 15, 2021

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.

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This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), and 30% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Entomology & 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 premiere apiculture education program. The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust certificate program under the entomology major and focused on apiculture. Primary responsibilities include teaching existing distance-delivered courses related to apiculture (ENY 4573/6572 – offered every semester, ENY 4574/6575 – offered every spring semester and ENY 4932/6934 – offered every fall semester) as well as traditional classroom courses (ENY 2041C – offered every summer B semester, ENY 2890 – offered every spring semester). Further, the successful candidate will teach the department’s Insect Toxicology course (ENY 6651C) as well as develop additional related courses, both traditional (classroom) and distance. The successful candidate is expected to use innovative course design strategies in the development of the certificate program.

The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a productive research program with an emphasis on honey bee toxicology and management of honey bee pests and diseases. The candidate will be expected to address issues of importance to stakeholders in Florida and beyond and to broader collaborative efforts related to apiculture. Further, the candidate will actively seek research funding, chair and serve on graduate committees, supervise undergraduate and graduate research and creative work, publish results with students, participate in curriculum revision and enhancement, and engage in other professional development activities related to teaching and advising.

Tenure will accrue in the Entomology and Nematology Department.  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 their graduate students.  The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support their program.  The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in their 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.

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

Background Information

The Entomology and Nematology Department is a unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and has a diverse teaching, research and extension education programs with 32 faculty members on the Gainesville campus, 35 faculty located across the state at research and education centers, 50 courtesy faculty, and 30 support personnel.



A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Entomology or a closely related discipline is required.  Teaching experience in apiculture and bee biology. Research experience in testing and development of chemicals used in managing bee pests and parasites. 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. 


Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Pedagogical expertise in delivering distance education courses and certificate programs. 

Application Instructions:


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 # 70924

Dr. Jeff Bloomquist

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Entomology& Nematology Department

PO Box 110620

Gainesville, FL   32611

Telephone:                              (352) 273-9417

Facsimile:                               (352) 392-5660

Electronic Mail:                      [email protected]

Application Information

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
  • Statement of research interests
  • Statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy
  • Diversity statement indicating how your previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation

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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