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Assistant/Associate Professor of Extension Program and Staff Development
Job No: 524692
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Department: 60260000 - AG-AG ED AND COMMUNICATION
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment of inclusive excellence that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. Inclusive excellence is the active process of including and respecting everyone as we strive for excellence and equitable outcomes in all we do at the University of Florida. 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.
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This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 25% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 10% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station), and 65% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, 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) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (on-campus and by distance) in Extension Education; (2) coordinating a comprehensive, needs-based professional development program for state and county Extension faculty in collaboration with the Program Development and Evaluation Center (PDEC); (3) planning and conducting a high quality and impactful research program focused in Extension professional development; (4) securing and implementing externally funded projects in support of Extension program and staff development; (5) advising graduate students; and (6) contributing to the Department's overall goals in scholarship, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. 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.
The successful candidate will participate actively in undergraduate and graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis, dissertation and undergraduate research, and publishing research results with students. Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities related to teaching and advising and may teach courses and seminars.
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 Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is a comprehensive academic unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida and has diverse teaching, research, and extension education programs with 26 faculty members and 13 support personnel located on the Gainesville campus. An additional three faculty members directing the department's program at the UF/IFAS Plant City location. The department has a strong commitment to shared governance, diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. The departmental web site http://aec.ifas.ufl.edu provides additional information.
This position is available for an anticipated start date of August 15, 2023, and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant.
Commensurate with Education and Experience
A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Extension education or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment. 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.
Background experience, expertise, and interests that support an Extension program and staff development focus.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by February 1, 2023. 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 # 524692
Dr. Lauri Baker
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida
Department of Agricultural Education and Communication
PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611-0540
Electronic Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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