Assistant/Associate Professor – Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Job no: 523210
Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:60060000 - AG-FOOD / RESOURCES ECONOMICS

Classification Title:

Ast/Aso Prof

Job Description:

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment of inclusive excellence that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. Inclusive excellence is the active process of including and respecting everyone as we strive for excellence and equitable outcomes in all we do at the University of Florida. 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 40% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Food and Resource Economics Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. The candidate is expected to develop a research program with a focus on topics such as climate change, ecosystem services valuation, invasive species, and/or land use issues. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental and natural resource economics and other courses as needed to support our undergraduate and graduate programs. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Tenure will accrue in the Food and Resource Economics Department. Candidates interested in analysis of large datasets, potentially including spatial econometric methods are encouraged to tie into 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. 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.

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.

Institutional Background:

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 250 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.

Employment Conditions

For full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 15, 2022. The position is available for a start date of 1/2/2023 or 8/15/2023.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in agricultural, environmental, and/or applied economics, economics, or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should possess excellent leadership, communication, and quantitative skills. Motivation to work in multidisciplinary teams is required. Candidates must also demonstrate effectiveness in teaching as well as skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and motivation to work in multidisciplinary teams. 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: Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by October 15, 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 # 523210

Dr. Kelly Grogan

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Food and Resource Economics Department

PO Box 110240

Gainesville, FL 32611

Telephone: 352 294-7633

Electronic Mail: [email protected]

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to Careers at UF and submit:
  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
  • A research statement describing your goals and vision for your future research program at the University of Florida.
  • A teaching philosophy including your vision and goals related to teaching.
  • Diversity Statement
  • Teaching evaluations, if available
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • 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: 05 Aug 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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