Interpersonal Violence Job Posting

The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with research focused broadly on interpersonal violence to begin August 16, 2018. Substantive interests may include but need not be restricted to: child abuse & neglect, elder abuse, intimate partner violence, family violence, violence against children, sexual violence, and youth violence. We are especially interested in scholars who conduct research on racial-ethnic disparities in violence.

We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching, and a commitment to securing external funding. The successful candidate will contribute to a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Sociology and Criminology. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or a related social science field and have degree-in-hand at the time of hiring. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the profession.

The interdisciplinary Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law is located within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Department faculty are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in family sociology, criminology, environmental sociology, health disparities, social inequalities, and global race and ethnic studies. The Department faculty are involved in UF’s many centers and institutes, such as the Center for Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Research, Center on Children & Families, and the Institute for Child Health Policy. The Department has over 1,000 undergraduate majors and 75 graduate students in the Sociology and Criminology Programs. More information about the Department and its programs can be found at

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome 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 culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

Applications must be submitted on-line at job number 504855 and must include a CV, a letter of application that includes a statement of your research agenda and teaching philosophy, a writing sample, samples of peer or student teaching evaluations (as available), and a statement on a commitment to diversity in research, teaching, and service. In addition, In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to The committee will begin reviewing applications November 20, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the Committee and/or hiring authority.

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 final 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 education institution outside of the United States are

required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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 Sunshine’s Law. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD).