University of Florida

Available Positions

Department Chair - Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Title: Professor and Chair
Location: Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) Department
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, Florida, USA
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Review Date: For full consideration, candidates should submit all application materials by April 15, 2018. The position will open until a viable applicant pool is determined.

Link to Position on Careers at UF Site

PhD Position - Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

The Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE - ) and the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC- is looking for a motivated individual to join its team as a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis. The selected candidate will work in the area of UAVs, mechatronics, machine vision, robotics and precision farming technologies. Primary responsibilities include designing and implementing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, preparing research results for publication, presenting at national meetings, and assisting the PI in the preparation of grant proposals. Applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be available for an interview (for questions contact Dr. Ampatzidis at

Center Director and Professor, Tropical Research and Education Center

The Center Director is the administrative head of the Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) located in Homestead and provides leadership and support for the teaching, research and extension programs essential to the agricultural, horticultural, natural resource conservation, environmental and consumer interests of the area. The Director is responsible for promoting the development of proactive programs addressing the present and future needs of the surrounding agricultural, natural resource and urban communities. TREC programs seek to improve the viability of regional agricultural economies, protect and enhance natural resources, and encourage positive interaction at the urban-agriculture interface.