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
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
UCF has a diverse student body and community, and we are committed to meeting the needs of this
community. Please tell us about your approach and experience, in the context of a faculty-student setting
and as a colleague, meeting the needs of a diverse community.
In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials to their
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
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Jana Jasinski (email@example.com).