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 at the tenure track assistant professor or tenured associate professor or professor rank for the Violence Against Women Cluster. This position will have an anticipated start date of August 8, 2020.
This is an interdisciplinary position 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 candidate 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; community-based 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 real-world 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.