Position Announcement: Endowed Chair of Women's Studies/Gender & Health at University of Florida

The CENTER FOR WOMEN’S STUDIES AND GENDER RESEARCH at the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA invites applications and nominations for the Vada A. Yeomans Endowed Chair of Women’s Studies at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in the area of GENDER AND HEALTH and may have backgrounds in a broad range of fields, including African American studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, history, medical humanities, political science, psychology, sociology, women’s studies, and other area studies. Scholars whose work focuses on the intersections of gender with other dimensions of diversity such as ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation, are particularly encouraged to apply. The Endowed Chair is expected to be an enthusiastic contributor to the Center’s interdisciplinary approach to research, teaching, and service by maintaining a productive program of research, supervising undergraduate and graduate research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and engaging actively in Center governance and program building. The position starts in August 2015 and salary is commensurate with qualifications; a Ph.D. is required.


The Center 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 orientation. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment, for example, through their research, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and sexual minority, transgender, and gender non-conforming people. 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.  


The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.


To apply, please submit curriculum vitae, letter of application describing experiences and qualifications related to this position, and contact information for three references at http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/57043. After initial review, selected applicants will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. For full consideration, electronic applications must be received by November 1, 2014. Position will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Connie Shehan atcshehan@ufl.edu or to Dr. Trysh Travis at ttravis@ufl.edu.