Assistant Professor in Violence and Victimization

Apply now Job no: 528781
Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design, Social/Behavioral Science

Classification Title:  Assistant Professor
Job Description:

The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research and teaching interests related to violence and victimization beginning August 16, 2024.

Substantive interests in violence and victimization may include but need not be restricted to: interpersonal violence, firearms violence, violence against women or children, and violence and victimization in the family, school, or community contexts. Scholars may also examine the victim/offender overlap, or the ways in which exposure to violence is linked to the perpetration of violence, as well as policies and services intended to prevent violence. We are especially interested in scholars who conduct research on gender or racial-ethnic disparities in violence, whose research is well grounded in theoretical perspectives, and who have strong methodological and analytical skills.

We seek applicants whose records show commitment to rigorous scholarship with the promise of external funding, as well as excellence in teaching. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law is a large and dynamic department with nearly 1,500 undergraduate majors and almost 100 graduate students. The Department has multiple undergraduate programs offered via in-person and online courses, and has recently developed new minors in Sociology of Social justice & Policy and Environmental Justice & Policy. We encompass a concentration of faculty using Artificial Intelligence methods in their research and teaching. Faculty are also known for research in other areas, including criminology and criminal justice; psychology and law; families and gender; health, aging, and the life course; environment and resources; and race and ethnicity. Many faculty are affiliated with other academic programs at UF, including the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for European Studies, the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, and the Health Science Center. More information about the Department is available at, including biographical information about our faculty, students, and staff; and a description of the various projects and research interests in which our members are involved.

UF is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked Number 1 public university in the United States by Wall Street Journal in its “2024 Best Colleges in the U.S.” report with exceptional research and teaching. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville.

Expected Salary:

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

Employment Benefits include:

Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families, and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term disability and more.

Retirement Options: Attractive options include Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan, and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.

Leave: UF staff enjoy a generous paid leave plan as well as access to a sick-leave pool, maternity/paternity leave, and leave payouts.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Criminology or Criminal Justice, Sociology or a relevant social science field by date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Evidence of rigorous scholarship and the potential to obtain external funding.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and the ability to mentor graduate students.

Ability to contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, experience, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, and (4) the names and email addresses of three references. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 25, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. 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 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

The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law is committed to promoting an environment that welcomes all abilities, classes, ethnicities/races, gender identities and expressions. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. 

Health Assessment Required: No


Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply nowRefer a friend

Send me jobs like these

We will email you new jobs that match this search.