Assistant Professors (3) in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Florida

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Sep 21, 2022

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies invites applications for three nine-month, full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor positions to begin on August 16, 2023, in the following areas:

Black Feminist Studies

We seek a scholar with a strong record of research, teaching, and service grounded in Black feminist studies. Emphasis in any areas of Black feminist studies is welcome (e.g., diasporic feminisms, disability studies, health equity, media and cultural studies, social movements). Applicants should be trained in and have research and teaching experience in feminist, gender, queer/sexualities, and/or women’s studies. The successful candidate will complement the Department’s existing research programs on Black and women of color feminist perspectives. In addition, the successful candidate will add to the Department’s curricular strengths in this area, with teaching responsibilities that contribute to the major’s required core on race; the major’s specialization track in race, power, and social justice; and the graduate MA and Ph.D. Certificate offerings.

Health Disparities and Equity

We seek a scholar with a strong record of research, teaching, and service in health disparities and equity. Applicants should have a grounding in gender, race, and sexuality perspectives in health disparities and equity; additional areas of expertise are also welcome (e.g., disability studies, health care access and delivery, social determinants of health). Applicants should be trained in and have research and teaching experience in feminist, gender, queer/sexualities, and/or women’s studies. The successful candidate will complement the Department’s existing research programs in health disparities and equity. In addition, the successful candidate will add to the Department’s curricular strengths in this area, with teaching responsibilities that contribute to the major’s specialization in health equity and social justice, the popular minor in health disparities and society, and the graduate MA and Ph.D. Certificate offerings. Teaching responsibilities for this position include Introduction to Health Disparities and coordinating the Practicum in Health Disparities (e.g., cultivating practicum sites, placing students, overseeing student training at sites).

All candidates are expected to contribute enthusiastically to the mission of the Department and College by maintaining a productive research program, pursuing external funding, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, teaching required courses and needed electives that contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curricula and to College and University initiatives (e.g., UF Quest, CLAS Beyond120), and engaging actively in the life and success of the Department and the College.

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies has strong undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Specifically, the Department has 500+ undergraduate majors, minors, MA, and Graduate Certificate students. It also offers a robust experiential learning program, placing 200+ students in 30+ internship and practicum sites per year. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and sexual identity. We seek applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds. More information about the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies can be found at: http://wst.ufl.edu/.

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in area of study required at the time of hiring.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.ufl.edu/, search job 523850.

A complete application includes: (1) a letter of application describing the applicant’s research program and experiences and qualifications related to the position (please clearly specify if applying for Black feminist studies, health disparities and equity, or both), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness, and (4) the names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 21. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority until the positions are filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. Questions about the Black Studies position may be directed to Dr. Jillian Hernandez: [email protected]. Questions about the Health Disparities and Equity position may be directed to Dr. Alyssa Zucker: [email protected].

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see https://diversity.clas.ufl.edu/diversity-statement/ for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Health Assessment Required:

No