This is a 12-month tenure-track position with 60% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 40% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service) responsibilities. The incumbent will accrue tenure in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida and will be located at the Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) in Homestead, FL.
The incumbent will be a member of an interdisciplinary faculty team working on a wide range of water management practices for urban and agricultural landscapes considering water quality and quantity. Research and Extension responsibilities will focus on water quality and quantity issues including water conservation, irrigation, best management practices (BMPs) and other topics considering urban and agricultural ecosystems. These faculty are located at TREC, ABE, and other IFAS Centers.
The incumbent will develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program with emphasis on: 1) measurement and analyses of hydrological processes over a range of spatial and temporal scales in urban and agricultural areas in south Florida; 2) applied water quality and quantity research in agricultural and urban ecosystems of south Florida (including the impact of nutrient and other contaminants and interaction with pests and invasive species); and 3) development of environmentally sound and effective water management programs including irrigation technology for south Florida agricultural producers and urban dwellers.
The incumbent will also develop a scholarly extension program with measurable impacts on water conservation, irrigation, water quality, and related issues as they become relevant. Various educational methods will be used to deliver these programs to county agents, growers, consultants, and agribusiness personnel. The incumbent will work with state and county faculty by providing information, educational materials, trainings and workshops to diverse stakeholders.
The incumbent will serve on graduate committees, supervise graduate research, and publish research and extension results with students. The incumbent will actively seek contract and grant funding to support their program. 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.
Deadline: For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit additional materials by April 21, 2017. The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined.