Assistant/Associate Professor Of Program Evaluation

University Of Florida Gainesville , FL 32601

Posted 7 days ago

Classification Title:

Ast/Aso Prof

Job Description:

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.

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 .

This is a 9-month tenure-accruing position that will be 25% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 15% 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 program evaluation; (2) planning and conducting high quality, productive research and Extension programs, which can work cohesively together; (3) securing and implementing externally funded projects in support of program evaluation and Extension education; (4) advising graduate students; and (5) 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.

Background Information:

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 provides additional information.

Employment Conditions

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.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in program evaluation or Extension education or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Background experience, expertise, and interests that support a program evaluation 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 # 524695

Dr. J. C. Bunch

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication

PO Box 110540

Gainesville, FL 32611-0540

Telephone: 352-294-2226

Facsimile: 352-392-9585

Electronic Mail:

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to Careers at UF and submit:

  • Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three (3) individuals willing to write letters of recommendation

  • Unofficial transcripts

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 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 and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

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 a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Health Assessment Required: No

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Assistant/Associate Professor Of Program Evaluation

University Of Florida