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Subject: Job: Professor and Chair, University of Florida
From: Peter Hagen <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sun, 21 Mar 1999 20:34:16 -0900

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>From Gary Jensen, USDA-CSREES

Please circulate the following position announcement to others who may
have an interest.



Position OPEN To:       MAY 1, 1999

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Chair provides comprehensive program
leadership and administrative support to the teaching, research, and
extension functions of the Department.  Administrative responsibilities
include: program development and coordination; budgetary and personnel
management; faculty recruitment and promotion; liaison with state, federal,
and international agencies, professional and non-governmental
organizations, and cooperating units within the University; and promotion
of funding opportunities for the Department.  The Chair must work
effectively with the Department's faculty and IFAS administrators on
program planning and implementation.  Regular involvement in the graduate
program through instruction and mentoring will be encouraged.  The Chair
reports administratively to the Vice-President for Agriculture and Natural
Resources, and programmatically to the Deans for Research, Extension, and
Academic Programs.  The Chair must provide leadership for diversity in
human resources and promote the Affirmative Action Plan of the University
of Florida

QUALIFICATIONS:  The Chair must have: an earned doctorate in fisheries,
aquatic sciences, or a closely related field; demonstrated leadership
abilities and integrity; demonstrated administrative skills; a strong
teaching, research, and/or extension background with an excellent record of
program accomplishments commensurate with the rank of tenured Professor;
outstanding communication skills with a variety of audiences; and a strong
commitment to administrative duties and responsibilities.  The Chair must
have experience in fostering synergistic, collaborative relationships and a
keen interest in doing so within the Department, IFAS, and the University,
and at the state, federal, and international levels.  The Chair must
understand and support the missions of a land-grant university.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:  The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic
Sciences was founded in 1984 and has grown from 3 to 14 tenure-track faculty,
non-tenure accruing faculty, and 14 affiliate or courtesy faculty. The
Department now has 37 full-time staff (professional, administrative, and
technical) and more than 40 graduate students and post-docs.  The
Department offers an undergraduate minor and graduate programs leading to
M.S., non-thesis Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in Fisheries and Aquatic

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:  Instructional programs are supported by
 the College of Agriculture, outreach and public education programs by the
 Florida Cooperative Extension Service, and research programs by the
 Florida Agricultural Experiment Station.  The Department generates well
 over $1,000,000 annually in contracts and grants.

The Mission of the Department is to advance basic and applied knowledge of
the biological structure, function, and productivity of aquatic ecosystems.
 The Department currently identifies program areas in Freshwater Systems,
Coastal Marine Systems, and Aquaculture, and yet the faculty, students, and
staff apply their diverse disciplines (i.e., numerous specialties within
ecology, physiology, veterinary medicine, and genetics) across program
areas.  Particular strengths exist in water quality (especially nutrient
dynamics and ecosystem function), the ecology of exploited species,
reproduction of aquatic animals, and aquatic animal health.  Faculty
programs are interrelated within and among these core strengths.

The Department facilities are located along with the IFAS Center for
Aquatic & Invasive Plants and the USGS Florida Caribbean Science Center
just outside Gainesville on a satellite campus 9 miles from the main
University of Florida campus.  The Department also has faculty and
facilities at the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin, FL and the Sam
Mitchell Aquaculture Demonstration Facility near Blountstown, FL.  Research
and extension facilities are also accessible at the University's Whitney
Laboratory on the Atlantic coast south of St. Augustine, FL, and both the
UF Marine Laboratory and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Laboratory on the Gulf coast at Cedar Key, FL.

Gainesville is an attractive city of about 125,000, located in north
central Florida midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
The region has extensive natural resources, many lakes and rivers, and
large natural areas.  The University of Florida is a land-grant university
and one of three major research universities designated by the
10-institution State University System.  Enrollment is 43,000 with a strong
commitment to excellence in graduate education.  The University of Florida
is one of only 63 member institutions in the prestigious American
Association of Universities (AAU), and one of only three universities in
the U.S. that offer essentially every recognized discipline degree at one

APPLICATION:  To be considered, please submit the following items by the
closing date of May 1, 1999:  a letter of application with a statement of
appropriate professional interests, a professional resume, and five (5)
names with addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for
references to be contacted.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE:  Individuals wishing to nominate candidates should
do so by contacting the Search and Screen Committee Chair, by mail, fax,
e-mail, or telephone prior to April 15, 1999.


      Dr. William J. Lindberg, Chair
      Search and Screen Committee
      Dept. of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
      7922 NW 71st Street
      Gainesville, FL  32653-3071

      Telephone:        352/392-9617 ext. 239
      Fax:              352/846-1088
      E-mail:   [log in to unmask]


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access,
affirmative action employer.  The "government in the sunshine" laws of
Florida require all documents relating to the search process, including
letters of application/nomination and reference, be available for public


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