Lecturer (Water Science)

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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This 12-month non-tenure-accruing position is 100% teaching [College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)], available in the Soil and Water Sciences Dept. (SWSD), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida. The incumbent is required to: 1) teach two sections during fall and spring semesters of “The World of Water” (SWS 2007) – an existing 3-credit general education course; 2) teach one section during the spring semester of “Environmental Soil and Water Monitoring Techniques” (SWS 4800) – an existing 3-credit course; 3) develop and teach “Water Management,” a new, 3-credit course; and 4) serve as an undergraduate student advisor. The incumbent is expected to work closely with the SWSD Undergraduate Coordinator and CALS student recruiting personnel to increase enrollment in the Water Science specialization in SWSD as well as undergraduate student enrollment in SWSD courses. The incumbent further is expected to participate in all IFAS/CALS teaching events and to monitor the academic and career progress of SWSD students. This assignment and associated duties as described above may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.

Details about the SWSD can be found at: http://soils.ifas.ufl.edu .



An earned master’s or doctorate degree in Soil and Water Science, Environmental Science or a closely related discipline is required. Ability to communicate effectively and self-motivation to work closely with undergraduate students is essential. Candidates must have the desire and ability to foster and engage in an interdisciplinary, collaborative teaching program. A demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students is required. Candidates also must be supportive of the overall mission of the Land-Grant system and exhibit a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.


Previous teaching experience is highly desirable. Experience and interest in online teaching and familiarity with distance education delivery tools and strategies is preferred.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by 14 February 2019. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Application Information

Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/59534 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 four individuals willing to write letters of recommendation.
Unofficial transcripts showing receipt of advanced degrees.

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).