Associate/Full Professor: Waterborne Illnesses & Biotoxins

Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL, United States
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Job Title Waterborne Illnesses & Biotoxins, Associate/Full Professor

Appointment Type 9 Month

Job Description

Waterborne illnesses in Florida can result from specific pathogens or as the result of harmful algal blooms including red tide, cyanobacteria, and others. Little is known about the presence and distribution of waterborne pathogens in the region or of the dynamics of emerging harmful algal blooms and the biotoxins they can produce. As a result, the full impacts of these phenomena on marine, estuarine, and freshwater ecosystems (including fish and wildlife) as well as on coastal populations are poorly understood. We are hiring a faculty member who specializes in waterborne illnesses and/or biotoxins who can address some of these important issues in the region.

This position represents a research- and outreach-intensive role that is part of a new water initiative at FGCU. The candidate will be expected to develop a successful research program that disseminates research findings to the region and the academic community, as appropriate, and to acquire external support. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing or develop new courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. As a senior member of the faculty, the successful candidate will be expected to serve as a mentor to more junior faculty and to participate on College and University committees.

As the Waterborne Illnesses and Biotoxins Associate/Full Professor you will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned Ph.D. in chemistry, environmental health, microbiology, or relevant field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Experience teaching graduate and undergraduate courses.
  • Evidence of strong research experience related to waterborne illnesses and/or biotoxins commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated high quality scholarship related to waterborne illnesses and/or biotoxins, including peer-reviewed contributions.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently acquire extramural funding, especially from federal and state agencies in support of research related to waterborne illnesses and/or biotoxins.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the college and university.