Lecturer – Microbiology & Cell Science

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This is a 12-month non-tenure-accruing position with 55% teaching and 45% advising (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) available in the Microbiology and Cell Science Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. This assignment may change by the needs of the unit. Primary duties will include:

  • Participate in student advising and contribute to their college success
  • Teach our professional development course for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Contribute to the training of GTAs and UTAs
  • Aid in data collection for annual academic assessment report
  • Contribute to improvement of current curriculum and potentially design new lab modules
  • Participate in related teaching/education activities and STEM education research as needed in support of the department’s efforts
  • Other teaching assignments as required by the department

In addition, the successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, including teaching undergraduate and 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.

EXPECTED SALARY: Commensurate with Education and Experience

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Required:

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A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Microbiology, Cell Biology, or a closely related life science discipline is required d. The ideal candidate must have experience teaching undergraduate level Microbiology classes or a closely related subject. Candidates should have demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal relations ips. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land Grant s stem. Candidates must also commit to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Preferred:

Postdoctoral experience is des able. The ideal candidate will have experience with evidence-based teaching approaches, discipline-based education research, and/or other activities in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by 1 Apr l 2022. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Nominations

Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of th nominee. This information should be sent to:

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Please refer to Requisition # 520672

Monika Oli

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Microbiology and Cell Science

PO Box 110700

Gainesville, FL 32611

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Telephone:                              352-392-8434

Electronic Mail:                      moli@ufl.edu

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/520672 and submit:
  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
  • Teaching philosophy or statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. The University of Florida is a public institution subject to all Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws requirements.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across various dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professing onal service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

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