first_imgSelected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of CredentialEvaluation Services (NACES) .Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. TheUniversity of Florida is a public institution and subject to allrequirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.The University of Florida is anEqual Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadlydiverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University and greaterGainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events,restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and socialopportunities.#category=64The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the positionand qualifications relative to the credentials listed aboveStatement of research plansTeaching and mentoring philosophyDiversity statement indicating how you will contribute to aninclusive institutional cultureCurriculum vitaeNames and contact information (email address and phone number)of three individuals who may be contacted to provide letters ofrecommendation The Institute of Food andAgricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environmentthat affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, includingability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. Weparticularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such anenvironment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, andprofessional service. We strongly encourage historicallyunderrepresented groups to apply.If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF .This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70%research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% teaching(College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), available at the FortLauderdale Research and Education Center, Institute of Food andAgricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. Thisassignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Theincumbent will specialize in the study of plant-parasitic nematodesin South Florida and the Caribbean that cause disease to importanthorticultural and agricultural crops in the region and developingimproved pest management options. Involvement with south Floridastakeholders (growers and farmers) is expected. Our universityaffords the candidate opportunities to participate ininterdisciplinary research with basic and applied nematologists,and specialists in entomology, plant pathology, horticulture,agronomy, and soil and water science, among others. The facultymember will actively seek extramural funding to develop and supportan internationally recognized program for plant-parasitic nematodemanagement in tropical agriculture.For the teaching assignment, the successful candidate will beresponsible for teaching NEM 5707 Plant Nematology as a distancecourse, and to develop and teach another course TBD based on thecenter and department’s needs and the candidates expertise.The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activitiesrelated to instruction, including teaching undergraduate and/orgraduate Plant Nematology, advising and mentoring undergraduate andgraduate students, participating in curriculum revision andenhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, supervisingundergraduate and graduate research and creative work, publishingteaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, andengaging in professional development activities related to teachingand advising. Faculty are encouraged to support and participate inthe CALS Honors Program, distance education, and internationaleducation.The position will be located at the Fort Lauderdale Research andEducation Center, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida, Davie, Florida. Tenure will accrue inthe Entomology & Nematology Department.Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected tobe supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas – Research,Teaching and Extension – regardless of the assignment splitspecified in the position description.Background Information:The Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is a unit in theInstitute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at theUniversity of Florida and has diverse teaching, research andextension education programs with 13 faculty ( ).Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at theCenter. The Center is a member of, and located in, the SouthFlorida Education Center, a group of educational institutionsconsisting of county public schools, a public community college,public universities, and a private university. Other agenciesrepresented at the Center are the USDA-ARS Invasive Plant ResearchLaboratory, US Geological Survey, Florida Fish and WildlifeConservation Commission and US Fish and Wildlife Service. TheCenter is located in central Broward County, providing rich anddiverse cultural opportunities, while also being minutes from theEverglades Ecosystem and the Atlantic Ocean. The Department ofEntomology and Nematology ( ) hasdiverse teaching, research, and extension programs with 32 facultymembers located on main campus in Gainesville (including 4nematologists) and 38 faculty located at 12 Research and EducationCenters throughout the state (with an additional 2nematologists).Required – A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) innematology, plant pathology, or a closely related discipline.Candidates must demonstrate skills in verbal and writtencommunication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement ofextramural funding. Candidates must be supportive of the mission ofthe Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment toIFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, andaccountability. Technical knowledge and skills in modern moleculartechniques.Preferred qualifications – teaching experience, experience withdistance education technologies, postdoctoral experience.For full consideration, candidates should apply and submitadditional materials by May 1st, 2021. Position will remain openuntil a viable applicant pool is determined.NominationsNominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the completename and address of the nominee. This information should be sentto:Please refer to Requisition # 72157Dr. Brian W. BahderChair, Plant Nematologist Search and Screen CommitteeUniversity of FloridaFort Lauderdale Research and Education Center3205 College AvenueDavie , FL 33314Telephone: 954.577.6300Facsimile: 954.475.4125Electronic Mail: [email protected] InformationIndividuals wishing to apply should go online to submit:last_img read more