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Duties and Responsibilities
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.
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This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 40% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Tenure will accrue in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences. The successful candidate will build a collaborative research program and teach courses in natural resource policy and economics. Teaching duties will include offering an undergraduate Natural Resources Policy and Economics (FNR4660) course and a graduate Policy and Economics of Natural Resources (FNR6669) course. They will demonstrate the ability to establish a forest-focused, externally funded, internationally recognized research program in natural resource policy and economics. In particular, candidates should apply if their disciplinary focus includes understanding ecosystem service valuation, natural resource policy making, or management decision-making. The faculty member will participate in undergraduate education and graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with their graduate students. 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 and help support relevant online programs and certificates.
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.
A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in policy, economics, natural resources, or a closely related discipline is required before appointment.
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching, mentoring students, and promoting a diverse educational and professional environment.
They must have clear evidence of scholarship through first-authored publications.
Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, or 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.
Topical expertise in forest ecosystem services, policy, risk assessment or management is preferred, but candidates with demonstrated excellence in related topics and a willingness to apply this expertise to forest-related issues will be considered.
Postdoctoral experience or experience as a primary investigator is desirable.
A well-developed teaching portfolio and/or demonstrated teaching experience. Demonstrated commitment to developing a research program on topics that meets the needs of Florida residents with applicability to other regions or internationally. Commitment to focus on critical natural resource issues through policy and economics research.
Interest in working with state and federal natural resource agencies, NGOs, private landowners and stakeholders to solve economic and policy issues.
Employment Conditions This position is available September 30, 2022, 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 Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:
Jason Vogel Chair,
Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences
PO Box 110410
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410
Electronic Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please locate Postion No. 523031 at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/listing/
Individuals wishing to apply should go online to apply.interfolio.com and submit:
o Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
o Curriculum vitae
o Separate statements of teaching and mentoring philosophies, commitment to diversity, and research goals (3-page, single-spaced limit)
o Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 references, preferably who can speak to the applicant’s research, teaching, and mentoring experience and who are willing to write letters of recommendation
o 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.