Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Cell Science
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Job No: 530038
Work Type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Biology/Life Science, Agricultural Sciences
Department: 60100000 - AG-MICROBIOLOGY / CELL SCI
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This is a 9 month tenure-accruing position that will be 30% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), available in the Microbiology and Cell Science 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 teaching microbial genetics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, training Ph.D. students, and maintaining an externally funded and productive research program in the area of microbial genetics. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding to actively support their program. The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in their program area.
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 areasâ€”Research, Teaching and Extensionâ€”regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.
The University of Florida is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 56,000 students. UF is a member of The Association of American Universities. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Florida Sea Grant program, and encompasses 16 on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (REC) located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and maintain). The School of Natural Resources and Environment is an interdisciplinary unit housed in IFAS and managed by several colleges on campus. UF/IFAS employs nearly 4,500 people, which includes approximately 990 salaried faculty and 1,400 permanent support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state. IFAS, one of the nation's largest agricultural and natural resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
The Microbiology and Cell Science Department has 27 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 6 lecturers, 60 PhD students, 700 MS students, and 1,000 undergraduate students. The Department has a broad portfolio of external funding sources including NIH, NSF, USDA, NASA, DoD, DOE, JDRF, CRDF, and many more. The Department has a strong commitment to computational and bioinformatics training that is crucial for our graduates to be blue chip recruits for positions in the life sciences. We have close partnerships with Miami Dade College, Indian River State College, and Valencia College. Our students include both residential and distance students at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels.
Commensurate with Education and Experience
A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in microbial genetics or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills 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 UF core values of excellence, discovery & innovation, inclusion, freedom & civility, community, and stewardship. Postdoctoral experience required. Experience in publishing original research in the peer-reviewed literature also required.
Acquisition of external federal funding for a research project.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by March 1, 2024. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.
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 # 530038
Professor Julie Maupin-Furlow
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Microbiology and Cell Science Department
1355 Museum Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611-0700
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Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered â€œofficialâ€ if a designation of â€œIssued to Studentâ€ 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).
Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.
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