Job no: 519961
Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:60060000 - AG-FOOD / RESOURCES ECONOMICS
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 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 30% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 70% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), 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 development of a research and extension program focusing on water resource economics and policy and its implications for Florida. Tenure will accrue in the Food and Resource Economics Department.
The faculty member will build and deliver Extension activities in their program area and seek contract and grant funding actively to support their program. The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate education and graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis, dissertation, and undergraduate research, and publishing the results with students. Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities related to teaching and advising and may teach courses and seminars. 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.
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.
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.
A campus wide effort by the University of Florida aims to expand the use of AI in higher education and research (https://ai.ufl.edu ). The University is home to the HiPerGator, one of the most powerful high-performance computers at a US public university. The Department is committed to support the [email protected] initiative by developing high quality empirical scholarship and teaching curriculum.
Commensurate with Education and Experience
A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in agricultural, environmental, and/or applied economics, economics, or a closely related discipline is required. Applicants should possess excellent leadership, communication, and quantitative skills, and experience in developing, directing, and participating in multidisciplinary research efforts. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, stakeholder outreach and network development, 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.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by February 15, 2022. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.
The position is available for a start date of 8/16/2022.
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 # 519961
Dr. Jim Anderson
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida
Food and Resource Economics Department
PO Box 110240
Gainesville, FL 32611
Telephone: 352 294-7697
Electronic Mail: [email protected]
Individuals wishing to apply should go online to https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/519961 and submit:Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed aboveCurriculum vitaeResearch and Extension statementsDiversity statementContact information for at least 3 people that will provide letters of recommendation. Letters will be requested automatically through PageUp.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.
Health Assessment Required:No
Advertised: 14 Jan 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled