Professor and Chair

Gainesville, Florida
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Feb 23, 2018
Apr 24, 2018
Requisition # 506504
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Professor and Chair- Soil and Water Sciences

The University of Florida/IFAS seeks candidates for the Chair of the Soil and Water Sciences Department, a world leader in providing scientific research, graduate/undergraduate education, and extension/outreach in soil, water, and environmental sciences. Our faculty help resolve agricultural and natural resource land and water resource issues by discovering new scientific knowledge and communicating it to academics, students, stakeholders, and citizens. Faculty are located in Gainesville and at 10 UF/IFAS Research and Education Centers (RECs) across Florida. Currently, the department has 33 tenure-track faculty positions (16 at RECs and 17 in Gainesville) and nine non-tenure track faculty in Gainesville.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in Soil and Water Sciences or a related discipline with a record of outstanding scholarly achievement and professional activities related to teaching, research, extension, and/or industry. We seek an engaging individual showing evidence of ability to lead a top-ten public university academic department in all aspects of the Land Grant university mission.

Individuals wishing to apply should visit to view the complete position announcement; and submit an application, cover letter, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for 3 references. For additional information contact Eric C. Hellgren, Screening of applicants will begin on April 15, 2018 and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available.

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.