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UF/IFAS Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

UF/IFAS Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

Tenure Accruing State Level Faculty

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Assistant Professor of Horticultural Sciences (68344) - North Florida REC - Quincy, FL 

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    Gainesville, FL

    Open Date

    Jul 16, 2020

    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.

    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 .

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    We are seeking an exceptional individual with interest in full-time administration to Chair the University of Florida/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department involving all departmental actions/activities both on campus and at all the University of Florida Research and Education Centers (RECs). The Horticultural Sciences Department is a global leader in developing basic knowledge, germplasm, and technologies for diverse tropical, subtropical and temperate fruit and vegetable crops. The Chair will provide transparent leadership and administration to support the departmental vision and Land-Grant mission in teaching, research, and extension.  The Chair will serve as the statewide administrative lead for an internationally recognized faculty, and must be open to building many new/additional relationships. The Chair will promote excellence in statewide horticultural science programs and advocate for the interests of the department, and horticulture more generally, within the university and more widely.  The Chair must anticipate faculty, staff and student problems and mitigate their impacts, while simultaneously minimizing the effects of functional and logistical departmental challenges.  Placing emphasis on providing foresight for direction, and helping faculty define the neRead more...xt agricultural trends is critical.

    The Chair will foster academic growth, professional development, recruitment, and retention of talented and diverse faculty, students, and staff. The Chair manages departmental resources and works closely with the faculty and staff to set priorities. The Chair will collaborate with the Vice President of IFAS and the IFAS administrative team including Deans and the REC Directors to provide vision and leadership for integrated programs that generate new information and technology, and that enhance the economic viability of horticultural industries, while at the same time conserving natural resources and increasing awareness and appreciation of agriculture and the environment.  The Chair must also foster strong collaborations among state faculty located both on the main campus in Gainesville and at the RECs.