Gainesville, Alachua County
May 15, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Requisition Number: 0905638

Department: 60100000-AG-MICROBIOLOGY / CELL SCI

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: This is a 12-month non-tenure-accruing position that will be 30% teaching and 70% administrative and advising (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences , available in the MICROBIOLOGY AND CELL SCIENCE , 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 30% teaching and 70% administrative and advising in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for advising and management of the undergraduate majors in Microbiology and Cell Science. We have majors in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences as well as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A growing number of our majors are enrolled in our distance education program. In addition to advising our students on curriculum and graduation requirements, the incumbent is expected to offer career advice and collaborate with other faculty to design and organize our career workshop course. Lecture and laboratory teaching also required depending on the needs of the department. The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate education. 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. The Department of Microbiology and Cell Science is an academic unit in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) of the University of Florida (http://microcell.ufl.edu). It has well established and extramurally funded programs in the areas of immunology, microbial genetics, biochemistry, and physiology, as well as host-parasite relationships, innate immunity, and biotechnology. The Department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; the undergraduate degree is also offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Minimum Requirements: An M.S. degree (foreign equivalent acceptable) is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships. 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 Ph.D. degree in Microbiology and Cell Science or closely related field is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Nominations Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to the address below. Application Information Individuals wishing to apply should go online to https://jobs.ufl.edu (search for requisition # 0905638) and submit: o Application o Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above o Curriculum vitae Official transcripts showing receipt of the doctoral degree and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Please refer to Requisition # 0905638 Dr. William B. Gurley Chair, Search and Screen Committee University of Florida Microbiology and Cell Science P.O. Box 110700 Gainesville FL 32611 Telephone: (352) 392-1906 Facsimile: (352) 392-5922 Electronic Mail: wgurley@ufl.edu Final candidate will be required to provide 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), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ . The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.