Duties and Responsibilities for this position is a 12-month tenure-accruing position with 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) responsibilities located at the Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, FL. The appointee will accrue tenure in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida. The appointee will develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program with emphasis on: 1) development of environmentally sound and effective water management programs for Florida, with emphasis on precision irrigation for Florida horticultural crop producers – primarily citrus; 2) hydrological processes over a range of spatial and temporal scales for agricultural, urban, and or riparian landscapes. A candidate experienced in hydrology, irrigation, and irrigation equipment, groundwater-surface water interactions, and/or modeling of related hydrologic processes is desirable. The appointee will also develop a scholarly extension program that produces measurable impacts on water conservation, best management practices, irrigation, and related topics. The extension program will be implemented statewide and is expected to use various educational methods to deliver research results and recommendations programs to county agents, growers, consultants, and agribusiness. The appointee will work with state and county faculty by providing information, educational materials, training, field days, and workshops to diverse stakeholders and publishing extension articles in IFAS' Electronic Data Information Source, newsletters, and clientele-oriented trade magazines. The successful candidate will participate in graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, and publishing research results with students. 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.
This position requires a Ph.D. (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Agricultural, Civil, or Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, or a closely-related field. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Previous research and/or extension experience working collaboratively across disciplines is desirable. 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.
Additional Salary Information: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by March 31, 2017. The position will open until a viable applicant pool is determined.
The Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC) is a unit of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida, and is located on a 700-acre site west of Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County. Fort Pierce is located on the east coast of Florida, 50 miles north of West Palm Beach. The internationally recognized research center is located in a major agricultural regi...on in which nurseries, citrus, beef cattle, and vegetables are major industries. The IRREC is an interdisciplinary unit of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Florida Extension Service, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, all of which are administered by IFAS to serve the land-grant mission.