Associate/Full Professor - Food Science and Human Nutrition Department Gainesville, FL




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Academic Job / Career Description:

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in conjunction with the newly established Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI) is seeking an Associate Professor or Professor with expertise in foodborne diseases. This may include investigators with interests in pathogenesis, molecular genetics, molecular epidemiology, diagnostics, disease transmission, and/or microbial risk assessment; a focus on emerging pathogens would be of benefit. The person in this position will build upon existing strengths in Food Science and Human Nutrition and will be an integral part of the EPI (

The faculty member in this position will be expected participate in undergraduate and graduate education, chair graduate committees, and supervise thesis and dissertation research. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-accruing position with 85% research and 15% teaching appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. This position will include a competitive start-up package and salary that are negotiable and commensurate with experience.

The new 100,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art EPI building will be adjacent to the recently opened Cancer and Genetics Institute Research Complex, the planned Biotechnology Incubator Facility, as well as the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR) which provides core services including DNA and protein sequencing and synthesis, hybridoma and monoclonal antibody production, differential display, flow cytometry, glycobiology, and electron microscopy. BSL3 and ABSL3 facilities will be available at EPI. The University of Florida provides opportunities for strong multidisciplinary collaborations with other microbiologists in the Colleges of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Public Health and Health Professions, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. Other resources include the Clinical Research Center, Nutritional Genomics Laboratory, Brain Institute, and Genetics Institute

The University of Florida

In 1853, the state-funded East Florida Seminary took over the Kingsbury Academy in Ocala. The seminary moved to Gainesville in the 1860s and later was consolidated with the state's land-grant Florida Agricultural College, then in Lake City. In 1905, by legislative action, the college became a university and was moved to Gainesville. Classes first met with 102 students on the present site on Sept. 26, 1906. UF officially opened its doors to women in 1947. With more than 51,000 students, UF is now one of the five largest universities in the nation.

UF has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings (including 170 with classrooms and laboratories). The northeast corner of campus is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The UF residence halls have a total capacity of some 7,500 students and the five family housing villages house more than 1,000 married and graduate students.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or comparable advanced degree and a significant record of accomplishment in an academic or related setting. The person in this position will be expected to maintain a productive, interdisciplinary, nationally- and internationally-recognized research program in foodborne diseases, with a focus on emerging pathogens.

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