Assistant/Associate Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 520020
Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:60090000 - AG-ANIMAL SCIENCES

Classification Title:

Ast/Aso 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 .

This is a 9 month tenure-accruing position that will be 20% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 80% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available in the Department of Animal Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent, nationally and internationally recognized extramurally-funded research program in one or more areas of molecular and cellular biology. Among the areas of interest are reproductive biology, muscle biology, immunology, stem cell biology, epigenetic regulation, microbe-host interactions, endocrinology, metabolism, and digestive physiology. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to areas of research excellence in the department and university, have an interest in models relevant to agriculturally-important species and who have a track record in obtaining funding from agencies such as NIH, NSF and USDA. The incumbent in the position will be expected to build interdisciplinary collaborations with other faculty in Animal Sciences and in other centers and programs across the UF campus. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Animal Sciences.

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:

Florida boasts large and vibrant beef, dairy and horse industries that have strong ties to research, teaching and extension programs within IFAS. The Department of Animal Sciences ( has an emphasis on the forage consuming species, particularly cattle and horses, and their products useful to humankind. There are significant strengths in the Department in the areas of physiology, nutrition, genetics, and muscle biology that will serve as fertile collaborative potential for the incumbent to this position. The Department also has substantial farm facilities for housing beef and dairy cattle, horses, sheep and pigs for use by faculty in research, teaching and extension efforts. The University maintains excellent facilities for housing laboratory animals.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) and postdoctoral education in any field related to molecular or cellular biology. 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to areas of research excellence in the Department of Animal Sciences and who have a track record in obtaining funding from agencies such as NIH, NSF and USDA.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials March 11, 2022. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

This position is available August 16, 2022, and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available.


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 # 520020

Peter J Hansen

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Department of Animal Sciences

PO Box 110910

Gainesville, FL 32611-0910

Telephone: 352-359-5753

Facsimile: 352-359-5595

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
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for 5 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.

    Health Assessment Required:No

    Advertised: 14 Jan 2022 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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