Associate Professor, Toxicology (82346)

University of Florida (Gainesville)

United States

October 20, 2021


Job Description

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 10% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 90% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available in the Emerging Pathogens Institute, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Tenure will accrue in the Entomology and Nematology Department.

The candidate will develop an internationally recognized and extramurally funded program in insecticide toxicology. The successful candidate will study fundamental and applied aspects of physiology and toxicology by integrating toxicological, pharmacological, electrophysiological, and genomic approaches to address broad ranging hypotheses in model insects, arthropod vectors of human diseases, and agriculture pests. Specifically, the successful candidate will research the physiotoxicology of ion channels and ion transporters that are underexplored as a means to bridge the fundamental knowledge gap that limits our understanding of insect systems. The faculty member will aggressively seek contract and grant funding to support their program and must consistently publish scientific publications both in peer-reviewed journals and other appropriate venues. The incumbent will teach Insect Toxicology in alternate years. Faculty are expected to participate in professional development activities such as training in mentoring, grant writing and intercultural competency.

The successful candidate will participate actively in undergraduate and graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis, dissertation and undergraduate research, and publishing research results with students. Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities related to teaching and advising and may teach courses and seminars.

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.

Job Qualifications


A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in entomology or a closely related discipline is required. Candidates must have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and publication in peer-reviewed journals. A strong record of grantsmanship is required. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system and candidates must also have a commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.


Research experience in identifying new insecticide target sites as well as a working knowledge of chemical genetics and the use of synthetic chemical probes of target protein function is advantageous.



Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Requisition # 82346

Dr. Jeff Bloomquist

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

Entomology and Nematology Department

Emerging Pathogens Institute

2055 Mowry Road

PO Box 100009

University of Florida

Gainesville FL 32610

352-273-9417 (office)

540-257-5311 (cell)

Application Information

  • Individuals wishing to apply should go online to https:// and submit:
  • Cover letter that states applicant's interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Diversity statement indicating how your previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at https:// www.

    The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

    The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


    Apply Now