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Lecturer/Instructional Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources Communication

Lecturer/Instructional Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources Communication

Job No: 525993
Work Type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agricultural Sciences
Department: 60260000 - AG-AG ED AND COMMUNICATION

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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 12-month non-tenure-accruing position that will be 100% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), available in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, 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 (1) teach (on campus and online) lecture and teach/coordinate speaking laboratory sections of AEC3030C Effective Oral Communication in Agricultural and Life Sciences, (2) teach (on campus and online) lecture and teach/coordinate writing laboratory groups of AEC3033C Research and Business Writing in the Agricultural and Life Sciences, and (3) contribute to the Department's overall goals in scholarship and research. 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 courses, mentoring undergraduate students, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, supervising undergraduate 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.

Background Information:

The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is a comprehensive academic unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida and has diverse teaching, research, and extension education programs with 26 faculty members and 14 support personnel located on the Gainesville campus. An additional three faculty members directing the department's program at the UF/IFAS Plant City location. The department has a strong commitment to shared governance, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. The departmental web site ( provides additional information.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A master's degree (foreign equivalent acceptable) in agriculture and/or natural resources education and communication, communication or a closely related discipline is required. Demonstrated effectiveness or clear promise in teaching at the undergraduate level. 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:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in agricultural and/or natural resources education and communication or a closely related discipline and previous teaching and program coordination experience is preferred. Experience in the business, industry, and/or non-profit sector is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by April 5, 2023. 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 # 525993

Becky Raulerson

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Agricultural Education and Communication

P.O. Box 110540

Gainesville, FL 32611

Telephone: (352) 273-2751

Facsimile: (352) 392-9585

Electronic Mail:

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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three (3) 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.

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    Applications Close: Open until filled

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