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You Belong at a University that’s Leading the Way
The University of Florida, ranked No. 6 best public university, is a major research institution that is leading the way by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to solve some of the world’s most formidable challenges. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) embraces that innovation as we utilize AI to deploy solutions in agriculture and natural resources that impact teaching, research, and extension.
The Dean and Director leads and administers statewide programs of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, a principal component of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)
The roles and responsibilities of the Dean and Director are to:
Qualifications and Requirements
The University of Florida
The University of Florida, ranked No. 6 best public university (http://www.ufl.edu), is a Land-Grant, Sea Grant, and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 56,000 students. UF is a member of the Association of American Universities. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (http://ifas.ufl.edu) includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (http://cals.ufl.edu), the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (http://research.ifas.ufl.edu), the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (http://extension.ifas.ufl.edu), the College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu), the Florida Sea Grant program (http://www.flseagrant.org/ ), and encompasses 16 on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (RECs) located throughout the state, 5 research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, 3 camps for Florida 4-H activities and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties and the Seminole Tribe. UF/IFAS employs nearly 4,500 people, which includes approximately 990 faculty and 1,400 support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state. UF/IFAS, one of the nation’s largest agricultural and natural resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
The City of Gainesville
Gainesville (http://cityofgainesville.org) is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city provides a full range of municipal services, including cultural and nature services and necessary administrative services to support these activities. Additionally, the city owns a regional transit system, a regional airport, and a 72-par championship golf course. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban "forest," Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities.
Nomination and Application Instructions
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Dean for Extension and Director, Florida Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Florida. The Dean reports directly to the Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources. To find background information about the position and the search, visit http://ifas.ufl.edu/search/dean_extension.html.
Candidates must apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/79528 and should provide a letter of application summarizing qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five references. The review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries and nominations can be sent to Audrey Gainey, Director of Talent Acquisition and Onboarding of University of Florida Human Resources at email@example.com or 352.273.1706.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in also aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits and training.
We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
The “government in the sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application/nomination and reference, be available for public inspection.