[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor, Watershed Management position

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sat Aug 22 14:11:09 MDT 2015

From:    =?windows-1252?Q?Kimberly_Bohn?= <kkbohn at UFL.EDU>
Subject: Assistant Professor, Watershed Management position


Title:=09Assistant Professor (Watershed Management)

Location:  University of Florida, West Florida Research and Education Cen=
          Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
          Milton, Florida=20

Salary:=09Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Review Date:=09To ensure full consideration please apply online and submi=
additional materials by September 24, 2015.  Position will remain open=20=

until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position at 30% teaching and 70%=20
research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) at the West Florida=20=

Research and Education Center at Milton, FL. Tenure will accrue in the=20=

Department of Soil and Water Science at Gainesville.  This assignment may=
change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The research component o=
this assignment will develop an independent and nationally/internationall=
recognized program in the assessment of causes, effects and prevention of=
surface water impairment (including estuaries, streams, wetlands and lake=
due to changes in water quantity or quality associated with groundwater o=
surface water withdrawal and with point and non-point pollutants. The=20
appointee will develop a strong extramurally funded research program that=
leads to publishing research in peer-reviewed journals and the=20
supervising/mentoring of graduate students. The faculty member is expecte=
to assume teaching duties in a dynamic on-going natural resources=20
conservation program on the Milton campus. This faculty member is expecte=
to develop and teach two undergraduate/graduate courses per year related =
watershed management and natural resource conservation.  Teaching=20
responsibilities will focus upon the needs of the curriculum and the=20
specific background of the individual hired into the position. The=20
successful candidate will participate actively in graduate education by=20=

chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and=20
dissertation research, and publishing research results with students.=20=20=

Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be=20=

supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas=97Research, Teaching=
Extension=97regardless of the assignment split specified in the position=20=


A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in, soil and water science,=20=

watershed management, forestry, natural resource conservation,=20
environmental science or a related discipline is required. Postdoctoral=20=

experience is desirable.  Candidates should have demonstrated skills in=20=

verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and=20
procurement of extramural funding.  Candidates must be supportive of the=20=

mission of the Land-Grant system.  Candidates must also have a commitment=
to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and=20

Background Information:=20
The University of Florida (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant=
and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and=20
professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 50,000 students=
UF is a member of The Association of American Universities.  The Institut=
of Food and Agricultural Sciences (http://ifas.ufl.edu) includes the=20
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (http://cals.ufl.edu), the=20
Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (http://research.ifas.ufl.edu), t=
Florida Cooperative Extension Service (http://extension.ifas.ufl.edu), th=
College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu), the Florida S=
Grant program (http://www.flseagrant.org/ ), and encompasses 16 on-campus=
academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (RE=
located throughout the state, 6 Research sites/demonstration units=20
administered by RECs or academic departments, and Florida Cooperative=20
Extension Service offices in all 67 counties (counties operate and=20
maintain).  The School of Natural Resources and Environment is an=20
interdisciplinary unit housed in IFAS and managed by several colleges on=20=

campus.  IFAS employs over 2500 people, which includes approximately 900=20=

faculty and 1200 support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout=20=

the state.  IFAS, one of the nation=92s largest agricultural and natural=20=

resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Seni=
Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural an=
Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida=20
Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the=20=

Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of=20=

Veterinary Medicine.  UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Flori=
A&M University in Tallahassee.=20

This position is part of the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education=20=

Center located near Pensacola, Florida (http://wfrec.ifas.ufl.edu).   The=
faculty member will be located on the Milton campus where the center has =
off-campus undergraduate academic program that is a collaborative effort=20=

between the University of Florida, Pensacola State College (PSC) and the=20=

University of West Florida.  This unique academic program, located at the=
PSC campus in Milton (approximately 20 miles northeast of Pensacola, FL),=
allows students to pursue a B.S. degree in Natural Resource Conservation =
Plant Sciences. The Florida Panhandle and adjacent Gulf coast states=20
contain a series of estuaries that are important to local human communiti=
that rely on estuaries and adjacent wetlands for food, recreation, jobs a=
coastal protection.  The rivers that support the health of these estuarie=
flow through urban, forested and agricultural watersheds. Over 600,000=20=

acres of public land and 1,000,000 acres of forest and agricultural land=20=

are within 200 miles of the center.  In addition, the faculty member will=
have access to the Jay Research Facility. This 640 acre research unit is=20=

located about 12 miles north of Milton near Jay, FL.  Faculty at WFREC=20=

conduct research in cropping systems, weed science, golf and sports turf=20=

management, landscape and nursery management, forestry,  restoration and=20=

wildlife ecology. The WFREC faculty and staff are dedicated to=20
interdisciplinary research, extension and teaching programs that meet the=
needs of local clientele with statewide, nationwide as well as global=20
impacts.  The location of WFREC allows families to enjoy the advantages o=
rural living while being within minutes of Pensacola, one of Florida's=20=

major cities, Gulf of Mexico beaches; and extensive public forest lands.

Employment Conditions:
Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and=20
qualifications of the selected applicant.

Nominations are welcome.  Nominations need to include the complete name a=
address of the nominee. This information should be sent to the Chair,=20
Search and Screen Committee at the address shown below.

Application Information:
Individuals wishing to apply should go online to=20
http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/493018  and submit:

=95=09Cover letter that states applicant=92s interest in the position and=
        qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
=95=09Curriculum vitae

Official transcripts showing receipt of the doctoral degree and three=20
letters of recommendation should be sent to:=20

Deborah Miller
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
5988 Highway 90
Building 4900
Milton, Florida 32583

Telephone:  850-983-7128=09=09=09
Facsimile:   850-983-5774
Electronic Mail:  dlmi at ufl.edu =09=09

(Please refer to Requisition # 493018)

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to th=
hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered =93offic=
if a designation of =93Issued to Student=94 is visible.  Degrees earned f=
rom an=20
education institution outside of the United States are required to be=20
evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by=20=

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 t=
building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.  The selectio=
process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of=20
Florida=92s =91Government in the Sunshine=92 and Public Records Laws.  Pe=
with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable=20
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