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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Food and Resource Economics (78590)

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Food and Resource Economics (78590)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Jul 30, 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 non-tenure-accruing position that will be 100% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) available in the Food and Resource Economics 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 teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, agribusiness or other relevant fields of agricultural economics. Duties will include developing a course proposal for a new UF Quest 2 course focused on exploring thought-provoking and difficult questions in the social sciences, as examined through science-based methodologies. Duties may also include undergraduate student advising and supervision of extra-curricular student activities (i.e. NAMA Marketing Team, Academic Quiz Bowl, Departmental student club).


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 Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED) has approximately 30 faculty members, 10 support staff positions in Gainesville, and 6 faculty members spread across 5 research and education centers throughout the state. FRED faculty teach a wide variety of courses, from agribusiness marketing, to natural resource/environmental economics, to welfare economics and trade theory. FRED averages approximately 300 undergraduate majors/year, and 60-80 M.S., Ph.D. and Master of Agribusiness students. Research and Extension efforts reflect both the needs of the State and the mission of the Agricultural Economics profession.



An M.S or M.A. (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Agribusiness or a closely related discipline is required. 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 Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Agribusiness or a closely related field is preferred. Evidence of prior teaching experience (both online and in-person) is strongly preferred. Evidence of professional development and scholarship of teaching and learning is preferred.

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by October 1, 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 # 78590

Jennifer Clark

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

PO Box 110240

Food and Resource Economics Department

Gainesville, FL 32611


Telephone:                              352-294-7636

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
    • Teaching philosophy
    • Teaching evaluations, if available
    • Diversity statement
    • At least 3 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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