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Instructional Assistant Professor - Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Instructional Assistant Professor - Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Job No: 526989
Work Type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design, Agricultural Sciences
Department: 60320000 - AG-FAM YOUTH / COMM SCI

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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 nontenure-accruing instructional faculty position available in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Primary responsibilities include the oversight and administration of the undergraduate FYCS program. This includes the academic major, minor, program specializations and practicum, student advising and mentoring, student clubs/organizations, and scholarships. Other responsibilities will include supervision of academic program advisers, curriculum development, student conduct and conflict resolution, recruitment and retention initiatives, and ensuring program quality and accreditation. The program coordinator will be the primary liaison with other undergraduate programs and schools within the university and across the university system and represent FYCS to Alumni and UF. The individual will be expected to serve on department, college, and university committees related to undergraduate academic programs and participate in college-level shared governance.

The successful candidate will also engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, including teaching undergraduate courses, advising and 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.

The Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences has 30 faculty located on the Gainesville campus. The interdisciplinary FYCS academic program has an undergraduate major in FYCS, a master's program in FYCS (both on campus and online), and a Ph.D. in Youth Development and Family Science (YDFS). The department has approximately 250 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students enrolled in its academic programs. The department encompasses programs in youth development, prevention science, family science, consumer economics and resource management, community development and sustainability, and human nutrition, food safety, and health. FYCS undergraduates “are well‐rounded professionals who provide service and seek to contribute to the common good. They solicit and respect the diverse contribution of others to reduce inequities and foster inclusive communities. They make reasoned decisions based on a solid foundation of ethics, knowledge, and skills and continue to expand their capabilities throughout their careers. They seek and use scientific discovery to expand our collective knowledge. When looking to the future of our society, they recognize and adapt their individual contributions to the needs of the public and profession.”

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Experience and Education

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Family, Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS), Human Development and Family Science (HDFS), Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a closely related discipline is required. Experience in undergraduate instruction and advisement is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal communication, teamwork, and leadership. 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:

Record of scholarship in teaching and learning, including funding and support of teaching or academic programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by July 1, 2023. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

This position has been extended. Previous applicants are under consideration and need not re-apply.

This position is available August 15, 2023, and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available.

Employment Conditions

This position is available August 15, 2023, and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant.


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 # 526989

Larry Forthun and Kimberly Wiley

Co-Chairs, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Family, Youth and Community Sciences

PO Box 110310

Gainesville, FL 32611-0310

Telephone: 352-392-1778

Facsimile: 352-392-8196

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 statement that includes philosophy of academic program leadership (1-2 pages)
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts

  • The 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 educational 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 is 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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