Assistant Professor, Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies (68534)
Jan 8, 2021
The University of Florida Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research (tenure home) invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 16, 2021. We invite applicants in feminist technoscience and related fields who specialize in critical analysis and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science. This includes applicants who focus on how AI and data science can shape and be shaped by gender, race, sexuality and other biases and social inequalities as well as uses of AI and data science to promote ethical accountability and social justice. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.
This position is part of a larger hiring initiative in AI and Society that includes multiple departments and colleges at UF. Thus, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with scholars working in AI bias, ethics, and equity across the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, law, computer science and engineering, and other disciplines. We encourage applicants who can utilize resources available at the University of Florida and specifically the new HiPerGator AI NVIDIA GPU SuperPod (https://news.ufl.edu/2020/07/nvidia-partnership/). This search is part of a campus wide effort by the University of Florida to expand the role of AI in higher education and research (https://ai.ufl.edu). The University is home to HiPerGator, one of the most powerful high-performance computers at a US public university (www.rc.ufl.edu/services/hipergator/).
Applicants should have a strong record of scholarship, excellence in teaching and service, and ability to garner extramural funding. Applicants should be trained in and have a research program and teaching experience in feminist, women’s, gender, queer, and/or sexualities studies. The candidate is expected to contribute enthusiastically to the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service mission of the unit and College by maintaining a productive program of scholarship, pursuing external funding, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, teaching both core required courses and needed electives (e.g., Gender, Race, and Technoscience) that contribute to the women’s studies undergraduate and graduate curricula and to cross-disciplinary curricula (e.g., certificates, minors, majors) in AI and data science, and engaging actively in the life and success of the Center and the College. More information about the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research can be found at: http://wst.ufl.edu/.
The Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research 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.
Ph.D. in area of study is required at the time of hiring.
Applications must be submitted on-line http://apply.interfolio.com/82479 and must include: (1) a letter of application describing the applicant’s research program and experiences and qualifications related to this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness, and (4) three confidential letters of recommendation. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 15, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Alyssa Zucker, Search Committee Chair: [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).