Asst. Prof. of Entomology (insect systematics)

Byron J. Adams bjadams at UFL.EDU
Mon Jul 30 13:19:11 CDT 2001


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT # 928120

Title: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENTOMOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY (INSECT TAXONOMIST)

Location: ENTOMOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY DEPARTMENT

INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (IFAS)

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA 32611-0630

Salary: COMMENSURATE WITH QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Position Open To: OCTOBER 15, 2001

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a 12-month tenure track position with
60% teaching (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) and 40% research
(Florida Agricultural Experiment Station). This assignment may change in
accordance with the needs of the unit. Tenure will accrue in the Entomology
and Nematology Department, University of Florida. Duties will include:
Teaching­The incumbent in this position will participate in graduate
education, chair graduate committees and supervise thesis and dissertation
research. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in insect
identification, immature insects, and introductory entomology. Teaching will
include distance education methodologies as well as conventional classroom
presentations. Research­The incumbent in this position will be expected to
conduct and publish organized research in issues related to insect taxonomy,
natural history and conservation of Florida arthropods. This incumbent is
expected to solicit extramural funds to support research programs.

The faculty must accept and promote the Affirmative Action program of the
University of Florida.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Entomology or a closely related field is
required. Teaching experience is desirable. Knowledge of information
technologies and associated computer skills are required to prepare
educational materials and deliver educational programs. Candidates should
have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal
relationships and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must be
supportive of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment
to IFAS¹ core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and
accountability.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Entomology and Nematology Department is a unit
of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University
of Florida and has diverse teaching, research and extension programs with 32
faculty members located on the Gainesville campus, 40 faculty members
located across the state at research and education centers, 100 courtesy
faculty and 40 support personnel. The University of Florida is a Land-Grant
institution with an enrollment in excess of 43,000 students on the
Gainesville campus and a member of the Association of American Universities.
IFAS includes 21 academic units, 5 interdisciplinary centers, 14 research
and educational centers throughout the state, and Cooperative Extension
units in each of Florida¹s 67 counties and the Seminole Tribe. IFAS, one of
the nation¹s largest agricultural and natural resources research and
education organizations, is administrated by a Vice President and five
deans: the Dean of the College of agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean
for Extension, the Dean for Research, the Dean for the College of Veterinary
Medicine and the Dean for the College of Natural Resources and Environment.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested persons are requested to submit the following
items: (1) letter of application, including a brief statement of teaching
and research interests, (2) current resume, (3) copies of transcripts of
academic work, and (4) at least three letters of reference. All of the above
items must be postmarked by the closing date of October 15, 2001.
Nominations of candidates is encouraged. Women and minorities are encouraged
to apply. Candidate must be available to commence teaching January 2, 2002.

REFER TO POSITION #928120

RETURN INQUIRIES TO:

Dr. Don Hall
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida
Entomology and Nematology Department
PO Box 110630
Gainesville, FL 32611-0630
Phone: 352-392-1901, Ext. 113
FAX:    352-392-0190

Email: dwh at gnv.ifas.ufl.edu

07/19/01

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative
action employer. The"government in the sunshine" laws of Florida require
that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of
application/nomination and reference, be available for public inspection.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable
accommodation.




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