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UF/IFAS Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

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North Florida REC - Center Director and Professor (519544) - Quincy, FL

Apply by 31 Mar 2022

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    Location

    Quincy, FL

    Open Date

    Mar 30, 2021

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    This position was previously posted in Interfolio (requisition # 72254). Previous applicants are not required to re-apply.

    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 .

     

    The Center Director is the administrative head of the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) and provides leadership and support for research, extension and teaching programs essential to the agricultural, natural resource conservation, environmental and consumer interests of the area encompassing the eastern Florida Panhandle through the Suwanee Valley and much of NE Florida. A key component of success in the Director position is stakeholder engagement across these areas that will unify efforts toward common interests and identify stakeholder needs.  The Director is responsible for encouraging development of proactive programs addressing present and future needs of surrounding agricultural, natural resource and urban communities. The primary responsibility will be administrative but there may be opportunities for research, extension, or teaching. NFREC programs seek to improve the viability of regional agricultural economics, protect and enhance natural resources, support sound urban landscape practices and encourage positive interests at the urban-agricultural interface. This is a tenure accruing position.

     

    The Center Director is responsible for effective management of NFREC resources - most importantly budgetary and personnel management - and for development of short- and long-term goals involving programs, equipment, physical plant and personnel. The Center Director is to actively seek private funding and endowments to enhance the sustainability of the NFREC. Encouraging and supporting faculty to seek extramural grant opportunities is a key job requirement. The Center Director will liaison with local, state, and federal agencies and will interact with UF/IFAS administration, county extension faculty, other UF faculty and staff, and agricultural and environmental leaders in accordance with the Center’s mission and goals. The Center Director is expected to use appropriate communication and management skills to promote teamwork among faculty and staff, delegate responsibility when appropriate, and make timely decisions.  The Director is responsible for evaluation of NFREC faculty programs and initiation of tenure and promotion actions in consultation with department chairs and also must actively engage in filling positions after retirement on established programs. The Center Director is expected to work strongly towards establishing new faculty positions and programs with a clear vision for future agriculture and natural resource development goals for the region and the state. The Center Director will form stakeholder advisory committees, composed of clientele, to assist with program related recommendations and decisions and to generate support for needed facilities and equipment. The Center Director should initiate and encourage cooperative research projects with national and international institutions. The Center Director reports directly to the Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and is responsible programmatically to the Deans for Academic Programs, Research and Extension.

     

    The Center Director must take an active role to develop and maintain goodwill for the Center among various support and clientele groups, local agencies, and consumers.  Strong ties must be developed and maintained with commodity organizations, regulatory agencies, environmental groups and local and statewide governmental agencies. The Director will cooperate with UF/IFAS Department Chairs, other UF/IFAS Research and Education Center directors, district extension directors, county extension faculty and other UF units in program development. 

    Other Information:

     

    The North Florida Research & Education Center (NFREC; http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu) is one of the largest and most diverse off-campus units of UF/IFAS, consisting of campuses in Quincy, Marianna and Live Oak in the eastern Panhandle and Big Bend Region of Florida. The Quincy campus established in 1921 is a 1,021-acre research and education facility located in Gadsden County. The NFREC-Marianna, a 1,288-acre facility, was originally one of the Mobile Units established in 1941 and made its permanent home in Jackson County in 1948. The NFREC-Suwannee Valley (Live Oak) consists of 388 acres, was created by the Florida Legislature in 1947 and began operation on November 1, 1950. The NFREC has 16 faculty members located at Quincy and Marianna that represent nine academic units (agronomy, animal science, entomology, environmental horticulture, forestry, horticulture, plant pathology, soil and water science, and wildlife conservation). Four Regional Specialized Extension Agents (RSA) are located at the NFREC-Suwannee Valley specialized in row crops, rural and agribusiness development, vegetable crops, and water resources, and one RSA is located at Quincy specialized in water resources. Research and Extension programs are collaborative, with a system-based focus on cropping systems, biofuel and medicinal crops, beef/forage production systems, plant breeding systems, specialty crop systems and natural resource management systems. The Center Director’s office is located at Quincy with Marianna 40 miles to the west and Live Oak 100 miles to the east. Faculty members commonly use facilities at all three campuses. The NFREC is characterized by a dynamic population of post-doctoral associates, graduate students, scientific, farm, and administrative staff. This diversity of faculty, staff and programs provides a unique setting for transdisciplinary research that ties the NFREC with faculty on the main UF campus, faculty at other Research and Education Centers around the state, as well as other universities across the nation. The NFREC also has a strong presence internationally with many faculty members involved in research, extension and teaching in many countries in South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Southwest Florida REC - Center Director and Professor (518986) - Immokalee, FL 

Apply by 17 Jan 2022

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    Location

    Immokalee, FL

    Open Date

    Nov 15, 2021

    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 candidates belonging to historically underrepresented groups.

     

    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 .

     

    The Center Director is the administrative head of the University of Florida/IFAS, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) located in Immokalee and provides leadership and support for the teaching, research, and Extension programs essential to the agricultural, natural resource conservation, environmental, and consumer interests of the area. The Center Director is responsible for promoting and overseeing the development of proactive programs addressing the present and future needs of the surrounding agricultural, natural resource, and urban communities. SWFREC programs seek to improve the viability of regional agricultural economies, protect and enhance natural resources, and encourage positive interaction at the urban-agriculture interface.

     

    The Center Director facilitates and supports the teaching, research, and Extension programs of the faculty. In particular, the Center Director is expected to lead the effort to address clientele needs through visionary and proactive Extension programming and scientifically recognized research efforts.

     

    The Center Director is responsible for sound management of SWFREC, budgetary and personnel resources, and for development of short- and long-term goals involving programs, equipment, physical plant and personnel. The Center Director is responsible for developing stakeholder relationships and implementing a strategic plan for strengthening the teaching, research, and extension activities at the SWFREC to increase its impact in the region. The Center Director will maintain liaison with local, state, and federal agencies and will interact with UF/IFAS administration, county Extension faculty, other UF faculty and staff, and agricultural and environmental leaders in accordance with the Center’s mission and goals.  

     

    The Center Director is expected to use appropriate communication and management skills to promote teamwork among faculty, students and staff and be able to delegate responsibility and make timely decisions. The Center Director is responsible for evaluation of SWFREC faculty programs and initiation of tenure and promotion actions in consultation with appropriate department chairs.  The Center Director will co-supervise any State Specialized Agents (SSA) and Regional Specialized Agents (RSA) housed at the Center with the District Extension Director.  The Center Director reports administratively to the Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and programmatically to the Deans for Academic Programs, Research, and Extension.

     

    The Center Director must take an active role to develop and maintain goodwill for the Center among various diverse internal and external stakeholder groups. Strong ties must be developed and maintained with organizations and public agencies, including commodity organizations and both local and statewide agriculture, natural resource, and regulatory governmental agencies. A good working relationship must also be maintained with private entities, including agricultural producers, members of agricultural industries, various agriculture and horticulture clientele groups, environmental organizations, and consumers. The Center Director will collaborate with UF/IFAS Department Chairs, other UF/IFAS Research and Education Center directors, district Extension directors, county Extension faculty and other UF units in program development, implementation and evaluation.

    OTHER INFORMATION: The Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (https://swfrec.ifas.ufl.edu) is situated on 320 acres and is located one mile north of Immokalee and approximately 35 miles southeast of Fort Myers, and is 40 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, which has internationally recognized tourism beach destinations (Sanibel, Captiva, and Marco islands). The Center faculty consists of a range of academic disciplines supporting research and Extension programs in precision agriculture, citrus and vegetable horticulture, irrigation, pest management, sugarcane, natural resource economics, and water quantity and quality. The SWFREC supplies decision-makers with specific knowledge to protect, sustain and enhance agriculture, human and natural resources through nationally and internationally recognized research, Extension, and teaching programs.

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Agronomy - Assistant Professor – Ecosystem Services AI (519397) - Gainesville, FL

Apply by 10 Feb 2022

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  • Details

    Location

    Gainesville, FL

    Open Date

    Dec 10, 2021

    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

    This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% extension (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) in the Agronomy Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Tenure will accrue in the Agronomy Department. The position is based at the Gainesville campus.

     

    Research activities will include development of a program focused on the use of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to quantify ecosystem services (ES) and enhance sustainability across the continuum of managed/natural and rural/urban systems. Position will connect numerous faculty programs within IFAS and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE). The position will use historical, current, and future data sources to generate basic discoveries and develop solutions to adapt or mitigate climate and other perturbations affecting environmental and agricultural systems through quantification of ES.

     

    The ideal candidate will have a strong background in AI related to biological processes and assessment of ecosystem services from natural or agroecosystems. A primary goal of this position is to bridge different disciplines from IFAS Agronomy and the HWCOE optimizing the use of AI to assess ecosystem services. The ideal candidate is expected to apply for federal funding and have close interaction with federal, state, and regulatory agencies. Collaborative research is encouraged and expected, in particular with faculty from the HWCOE, plant breeders and genetics researchers, agronomists, ecologists, and other scientists across IFAS, UF, and other institutions.

     

    The faculty member primarily will perform research and extension activities related to the discipline and will actively participate in undergraduate and graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with graduate students.

     

    The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding to support the research and extension program. The successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program highlighting the use of AI to assess ecosystem services. The candidate must develop an applied extension program to help producers optimizing the delivery of ES from their operations by using AI methods.

     

    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.

     

    Applicants with experience and degrees from higher educational institutions other than the University of Florida are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Background Information:

    The Agronomy Department (http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu) is an UF/IFAS unit with diverse teaching, research, and extension programs. The department has 35 faculty members located on the main campus in Gainesville and at Research and Education Centers throughout the state who conduct research on diverse crops, including cotton, peanuts, forages, carinata, sorghum, hemp, and edamame.

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Animal Sciences - Assistant/Associate Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biology (520020) - Gainesville, FL

Apply by 11 Mar 2022

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    Location

    Gainesville, FL

    Open Date

    Jan 14, 2022

    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 .

     

    This is a 9 month tenure-accruing position that will be 20% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 80% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available in the Department of Animal Sciences, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida.  This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.  The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent, nationally and internationally recognized extramurally-funded research program in one or more areas of molecular and cellular biology. Among the areas of interest are reproductive biology, muscle biology, immunology, stem cell biology, epigenetic regulation, microbe-host interactions, endocrinology, metabolism, and digestive physiology. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to areas of research excellence in the department and university, have an interest in models relevant to agriculturally-important species and who have a track record in obtaining funding from agencies such as NIH, NSF and USDA.  The incumbent in the position will be expected to build interdisciplinary collaborations with other faculty in Animal Sciences and in other centers and programs across the UF campus. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Animal Sciences.  

     

    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.

     

    Background Information:

    Florida boasts large and vibrant beef, dairy and horse industries that have strong ties to research, teaching and extension programs within IFAS. The Department of Animal Sciences (http://www.animal.ufl.edu) has an emphasis on the forage consuming species, particularly cattle and horses, and their products useful to humankind. There are significant strengths in the Department in the areas of physiology, nutrition, genetics, and muscle biology that will serve as fertile collaborative potential for the incumbent to this position. The Department also has substantial farm facilities for housing beef and dairy cattle, horses, sheep and pigs for use by faculty in research, teaching and extension efforts. The University maintains excellent facilities for housing laboratory animals.

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Food and Resource Economics - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Environmental and Natural Resource Economics with a focus on Water Policy (519961) - Gainesville, FL

Apply by 15 Feb 2022

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    Location

    Gainesville, FL

    Open Date

    Jan 14, 2022

    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 .

     

    This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 30% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 70% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Food and Resource Economics Department, 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 development of a research and extension program focusing on water resource economics and policy and its implications for Florida. Tenure will accrue in the Food and Resource Economics Department. 

     

    The faculty member will build and deliver Extension activities in their program area and seek contract and grant funding actively to support their program.  The faculty member will participate actively in undergraduate education and graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis, dissertation, and undergraduate research, and publishing the results with students.  Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities related to teaching and advising and may teach courses and seminars. 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.  

     

    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.

    Institutional Background:

    The Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED) has approximately 30 faculty members, 10 support staff positions in Gainesville, and 6 faculty members spread across 5 Research and Education Centers throughout the state. FRED faculty teach a wide variety of courses, from agribusiness marketing, to natural resource/environmental economics, to welfare economics and trade theory. FRED averages approximately 300 undergraduate majors/year, and 60-80 M.S., Ph.D. and Master of Agribusiness students. Research and Extension efforts reflect both the needs of the State and the mission of the Agricultural Economics profession.

    A campus wide effort by the University of Florida aims to expand the use of AI in higher education and research (https://ai.ufl.edu ). The University is home to the HiPerGator, one of the most powerful high-performance computers at a US public university. The Department is committed to support the AI@UF initiative by developing high quality empirical scholarship and teaching curriculum.

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Food and Resource Economics - Assistant/Associate Professor - Policy - State and Local Government (519660) - Gainesville, FL

Apply by 15 Feb 2022

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    Location

    Gainesville, FL

    Open Date

    Feb 28, 2020

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    This position was previously posted in Interfolio (requisition # 59842). Previous applicants are not required to re-apply.

    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 .

    This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) and 30% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Food and Resource Economics Department, 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 developing an active extension program in the area of State and local government policy, developing training for county commissioners and other members of local and state governments, and establishing a research program in the area of agricultural and natural resource policy and/or regional economic development.  Tenure will accrue in the Food and Resource Economics Department. 

    The successful candidate will participate actively in undergraduate and graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis, dissertation and undergraduate research, and publishing research results with 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.  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.

    Background Information:

    The Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED) has approximately 30 faculty members, 10 support staff positions in Gainesville, and 6 faculty members spread across 5 research and education centers throughout the state. FRED faculty teach a wide variety of courses, from agribusiness marketing, to natural resource/environmental economics, to welfare economics and trade theory. FRED averages - 300 undergraduate majors/year, and 60-80 M.S., Ph.D. and Master of Agribusiness students. Research and Extension efforts reflect both the needs of the State and the mission of the Agricultural Economics profession.

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North Florida REC - Assistant Professor in Forest Wildlife Ecology and Management (519404) - Quincy, FL

Apply by 28 Feb 2022

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    Location

    Quincy, FL

    Open Date

    Dec 10, 2021

    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 .

     

    We are seeking a dynamic scholar, educator, and communicator for a position available at the North Florida Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position with a 40% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 60% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) appointment. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.

     

    Duties will include the development and integration of an internationally-recognized research and extension program that emphasizes wildlife management in forested systems with a focus on habitat manipulation, forest restoration, prescribed fire, game species, and human-wildlife conflict. These activities shall support a highly collaborative research program in applied wildlife ecology and management that incorporates varied forest management and game harvest strategies. Extension activities shall primarily target an audience of private landowners and land managers with programs aimed at addressing management for popular game species in the region (e.g., northern bobwhite, wild turkey, white-tailed deer) in forested systems. Candidates interested in related areas of ecology including population dynamics, fire ecology, landscape ecology, agroecology, and global climate change will be considered. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (https://wec.ifas.ufl.edu).

     

    Research and extension efforts should be organized and conducted in cooperation with other statewide faculty, county extension faculty, and federal and state agency representatives. The faculty member will actively seek contract and grant funding to support this program. Communication of research results in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and scientific and trade publications is an essential requirement of this position. Extension activities should include appropriate methods, such as demonstrations, field days, meetings, tours, as well as written and oral communication media.

     

    The faculty member will participate actively 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 his/her graduate students.  Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities related to teaching and advising and may teach courses and seminars.  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.

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