The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we are recruiting faculty in the area of violence against women and will hire three (3) tenure track assistant professors or tenured associate professors or professors for the Violence Against Women Cluster. These positions have an anticipated start date of August 8, 2020.
These are interdisciplinary positions that will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and a chosen tenure home department and may include a combination of joint appointments across departments and colleges (i.e., College of Nursing, Department of Population Health Sciences in the College of Medicine, College of Health Professions and Sciences, College of Sciences, College of Community Innovation and Education, Nicholson School of Communication and Media, etc.).
A strong advantage of a faculty cluster position is the ability of the candidate to choose a combination of units from the cluster for their appointment. (See https://www.ucf.edu/faculty/faculty-research-clusters/ for a complete list of all the units involved.) Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be provided with this new position. The position will carry a rank commensurate with the candidate's prior experience and record.
The ideal candidates will have significant federal funding (or potential for funding if at the assistant professor level) and scholarship focused on public and population health aspects of violence against women. They will have research impact as reflected in high-quality publications and the potential to develop a well-funded research program. In particular, we are looking for individuals who will work at the intersection of several areas such as epidemiology of violence (sexual, physical, emotional, and financial); social determinants of violence and its health consequences; health disparities and violence against women; physical and mental health correlates, and consequences; social welfare, advocacy, and victim services; healthcare and healthcare systems' response to violence and victims; communitybased interventions and primary prevention; intentional injury; human rights; and/or public safety and criminal justice systems.
UCF is one of the nation's largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 68,000 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200-degree programs at its main campus in Orlando. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's future while providing students with realworld experiences that help them succeed after graduation. UCF's Orlando location also puts it at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world-renowned entertainment industry. Adjacent to UCF is a thriving research park that conducts over $2 billion in funded research, hosting more than 100 high-technology companies and UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training. The Central Florida area is designated by the State of Florida as the Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation. UCF also has an accredited medical school which was established in 2006 and has a strong interest in the area of violence against women. Great weather, easy access to the seashore, one of the largest convention centers in the nation, and one of the world's best airports are just a few features that make Orlando an ideal location. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at http://www.ucf.edu/faculty.Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D., terminal degree, or foreign degree equivalent from an accredited institution at the time of appointment in an area appropriate to the cluster. The selected candidate must also have a record of high impact research related to violence against women demonstrated by a strong scholarly and/or funding record. In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with rank in the tenure department.
Preferred Qualifications: A history of working with teams, especially teams that span multiple disciplines, is strongly preferred. A record of scholarship in the area of public and population health aspects of violence against women as noted above.
In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials to their application: 1) the above-mentioned diversity statement, 2) *a cover letter, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) teaching statement, 5) research statement, and 6) contact information for three professional reference (include email address). *In the cover letter candidates must address their background in violence against women, experience working in an interdisciplinary environment, and identify the department(s) for their potential tenure home and the joint appointments they would desire.
NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
These positions have an anticipated start date of August 8, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
Questions regarding this search can be directed to the search committee chairs, Dr. Catherine Kaukinen (email@example.com), or Dr. Jana Jasinski (firstname.lastname@example.org).