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Lecturer – Global Food Security at University of Florida

Country: USA
City: Gainesville
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Lecturer – Global Food Security position is available in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at University of Florida. This is a 12-month, non-tenure accruing faculty position with 100% teaching FTE in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Key Responsibilities

Teaching the following existing courses: AGR 3303 DE (Genetics), 4000/6000 level weed science course, ALS 4914 (Undergraduate Project Team: Agrobiology), and two International Short Courses 4000/6000 level taught in collaboration with international partner institutions. These courses will be delivered in the classroom as well as through distance teaching methodology. In addition to these courses, the incumbent will be tasked to coordinate and supervise adjunct instructors and/or graduate student assistants in developing and teaching other undergraduate courses, including sections of the new online offering of AGR 3303 (Genetics). Other related responsibilities will include assisting with the annual UF-A2i™ Symposium (Accelerate to Industry), serving as co-advisor for the undergraduate Plant Science degree program and Agronomy Soils Club, as well as coordinating efforts to recruit undergraduate students to the Plant Science Degree program and to courses offered by the Agronomy Department. Candidates are also expected to participate in appropriate local, state, and national professional organizations. The assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. 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.

Qualifications and Requirements

An M.S. or Ph.D. degree (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Agronomy or closely-related plant science discipline is required. Previous teaching experience and leadership and communication skills necessary for instructing and motivating students are required. This person must have the desire and ability to work with others and to implement and engage in an effective, interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching program. 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.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline15 January,2019
Company NameUniversity of Florida



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