Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Florida in Florida

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted July 2, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Requisition Number:0902031


This is a 12-month, tenure-accruing position that will be 70% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) and 30% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available in the Food Science and Human Nutrition 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 extension services and research addressing technical aspects of seafood and aquaculture product safety, sustainability, quality and nutrition in both domestic and international commerce, as well as stakeholder interests in commerce and regulation from production and processing through culinary arts, food service and retail sectors. The intent is to maintain the productivity and reputation of the established seafood technology program currently shared by the FSHN Department and the Florida Sea Grant College Program working cooperatively across departments, universities and related programs locally, nationally, and internationally, and to develop innovative new signature programs that are relevant to constituent needs and at the cutting edge of seafood science. Tenure will accrue in FSHN.

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. The faculty member will actively seek contract and grant funding to support his/her program.  The faculty member will engage in Extension activities in his or her program area.  In accordance with 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 faculty member will work closely with the Extension program of Florida Sea Grant, providing relevant information that can be directly communicated to constituents and that can be disseminated via that programs network of 18 county Extension Agents.

Minimum Requirements:

An earned doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Food Science and Technology with a focus on seafood or a closely related discipline is required.  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.


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