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Assistant Professor in Forest Wildlife Ecology and Management

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Job no: 519404
Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Gadsden
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:60770000 - AG-NFREC-QUINCY

Classification Title:

Ast Prof

Job Description:

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 .

We are seeking a dynamic scholar, educator, and communicator for a position available at the North Florida Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position with a 40% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 60% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) appointment. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.

Duties will include the development and integration of an internationally-recognized research and extension program that emphasizes wildlife management in forested systems with a focus on habitat manipulation, forest restoration, prescribed fire, game species, and human-wildlife conflict. These activities shall support a highly collaborative research program in applied wildlife ecology and management that incorporates varied forest management and game harvest strategies. Extension activities shall primarily target an audience of private landowners and land managers with programs aimed at addressing management for popular game species in the region (e.g., northern bobwhite, wild turkey, white-tailed deer) in forested systems. Candidates interested in related areas of ecology including population dynamics, fire ecology, landscape ecology, agroecology, and global climate change will be considered. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (https://wec.ifas.ufl.edu).

Research and extension efforts should be organized and conducted in cooperation with other statewide faculty, county extension faculty, and federal and state agency representatives. The faculty member will actively seek contract and grant funding to support this program. Communication of research results in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and scientific and trade publications is an essential requirement of this position. Extension activities should include appropriate methods, such as demonstrations, field days, meetings, tours, as well as written and oral communication media.

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. Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities related to teaching and advising and may teach courses and seminars. 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.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in wildlife ecology, natural resource management, or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to research in the ecology and management of forest wildlife; clear evidence of scholarship through first-authored publications; and commitment to the promotion of a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system; and have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred:

Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates should have experience with and be willing to work with state and federal natural resource agencies, NGOs, private landowners and stakeholders.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by 28 February 2022. 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 # 519404

Gary Knox

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

North Florida Research and Education Center

155 Research Road

Quincy, FL 32351

Telephone: 850-875-7162

Electronic Mail: [email protected]

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/519404 and submit:
  • Cover letter that clearly states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the required and preferred qualifications listed above
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • A statement of (a) teaching/mentoring philosophies, (b) research goals, and (c) commitment to diversity and inclusion (3-page limit, single-spaced)
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 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 University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

    Health Assessment Required:No

    Advertised: 10 Dec 2021 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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