Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Gainesville, FLORIDA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Dec 2016

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 45% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), 25% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and 30% teaching (College of Agricultural Sciences), available in the Entomology and Nematology Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), University of Florida.  This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.


The Extension responsibilities will include developing and implementing an effective statewide Extension program that primarily involves supervising the Florida Nematode Diagnostic and Assay Laboratory, which is the primary diagnostic clinic for the state and region.  Additional extension activities may include involvement with statewide Extension faculty to support nematode diagnostics, biocontrol and assessment of ecological diversity through involvement with inter-disciplinary teams and authoring Extension publications related to these areas. The teaching responsibilities within the Department of Entomology and Nematology will include teaching graduate courses in nematode systematics, morphology, diagnostics and plant nematology. The successful candidate will also participate in graduate and undergraduate education: chairing and serving on graduate committees, as well as publishing results with his/her graduate students, supervising undergraduate research and developing curricula, seeking funding for developing their teaching program and learning tools, and/or publishing teaching-related scholarship.  The primary focus within the research assignment will involve molecular systematics and biological control of nematodes with the goal of integrating basic and applied science to find efficient nematode management strategies.


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.


The Department of Entomology and Nematology (http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/ ) has diverse teaching, research, and extension programs with 30+ faculty located on main campus in Gainesville and 30+ faculty located at 11 Research and Education Centers throughout the state.


Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience.

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Nematology, Plant Pathology, Biology, or a closely related field, with expertise in classical and molecular nematode identification and taxonomy is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skill in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in teaching graduate nematology classes and in nematode diagnostics is preferred. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:


Please refer to Requisition # 500747

Dr. William Crow

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Entomology and Nematology Department    

PO Box 110620

Gainesville, FL 32611


Electronic Mail:                                   wtcr@ufl.edu


Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to https://jobs.ufl.edu (search for requisition # 500747) and submit:
    • Application
    • Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Contact information (including email addresses) for 3 individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
    • Unofficial transcripts


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.

Health Assessment Required: No


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