Associate or Full Professor - Microbiology & Cell Science

Location
Merritt Island, Florida
Salary
commensurate with experience
Posted
June 09 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

JOB DESCRIPTION

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% 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: 1) research in microbial issues related to space biology, space travel, and the microbiome; 2) training of Ph.D. students in the above research areas; 3) teach the departmental microbiome courses (MCB 4320C and MCB 6670C); and 4) interact and collaborate as appropriate with NASA scientists and space flight private industry in Florida.  Tenure will accrue in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science.  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 their graduate 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.  

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.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

Documented evidence of tenure at the Associate or Full Professor from a university engaged in research.   

Sufficient teaching experience to teach graduate and undergraduate courses on the microbiome.  Must document record of previous course teaching at the university level.

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in microbiology or a closely related discipline that includes host-microbe interactions.  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 IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. 

Postdoctoral experience is required. 

Strong quantitative skills.

Strong publication record.

Experience in fund raising through external grants.

Preferred:

Experience in studying microbial diversity in a broad array of environments.

INSTRUCTIONS

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by June 6, 2021.  The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Nominations

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 # 00003917

Dr. Brent Christner

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Microbiology and Cell Science Department

1355 Museum Dr., PO Box 110700

Gainesville, FL 32611-0700

Telephone:                              352-392-1179

Facsimile:                               352-392-5922

Electronic Mail:                      xner@ufl.edu

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/87285 and submit:
    • 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 three 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 University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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