Assistant Professor - Cell Biology
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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. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Duties will include developing a strong extramurally funded research program in an area broadly related to microbial cell biology including but not limited to parasitology, microbial host-pathogen interactions, immunology, eukaryotic microbiology, environmental microbiology, structure/function studies, fundamental processes, and/or genetics/epigenetics research. Applicants using quantitative techniques and “omics” approaches are also welcome. The incumbent will also be expected to develop a successful teaching program that includes teaching one undergraduate course in cell biology. The faculty member will participate actively in graduate education by chairing graduate committees, serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with their graduate students. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support their program.
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 Microbiology and Cell Science Department includes 25 tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as five non-tenure faculty members who serve as instructors. Our faculty are located primarily in one building but we also have four faculty members at the Genetics Institute building, two at the Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center, two at the Florida Space Life Sciences Laboratory on Merritt Island, and one at the Citrus Research and Education Center at Lake Alfred. Excellent microscopy facilities are available in our building, including a state-of-the-art CryoEM instrument.