Lecturer of Agriculture and Natural Resources Communication (76855)

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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Lecturer of Agriculture and Natural Resources Communication (76855)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Jul 2, 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.

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 .

This is a 12 month nontenure-accruing position that will be 100% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) available in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, 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 (1) teach undergraduate courses (on-campus and by distance) in agriculture and natural resources communication; (2) advise/supervise undergraduate student high-impact learning experiences; (3) facilitate the AEC Orange & New Creative Lab student experience in collaboration with AEC faculty and advisory board; and (4) contribute to the Department’s overall goals in scholarship and research. 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.

Background Information:

The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is a comprehensive academic unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida and has diverse teaching, research, and extension education programs with 26 faculty members and 13 support personnel located on the Gainesville campus. An additional three faculty members directing the department’s off-campus undergraduate program at the UF/IFAS Plant City location. The departmental web site http://aec.ifas.ufl.edu provides additional information.



A master’s degree (foreign equivalent acceptable) in agricultural and/or natural resources communication or a closely related 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. 


A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in agricultural and/or natural resources communication or a closely related discipline and previous teaching and program coordination experience is preferred. Experience in the business, industry, and/or non-profit sector is desirable.

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by August 15, 2021.  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 # 76855

Dr. Jamie Loizzo

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication

PO Box 110540

Gainesville, FL 32611-0540

Telephone:                              352-273-1663

Facsimile:                               352-392-9585

Electronic Mail:                      [email protected]

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/89918 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 (3) 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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