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Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International ● December 19, 2017


Violence Against Women Faculty Research Cluster Positions at UCF

A message from

Dr. Catherine “Katie” Kaukinen

Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice

University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we are recruiting five faculty in the broad area of Violence Against Women and with a focus on public health to complement our social science strengths in this area. We plan to hire two tenured associate professors or full professors and one tenure track assistant professor for this cluster this year. These positions have anticipated start dates of August 2018.

Our VAW cluster seeks to hire a total of five faculty in public and allied health-related disciplines to complement the social science research expertise of our participating UCF cluster faculty.  In doing so, we will continue to expand our transdisciplinary expertise and scientific discovery regarding VAW to enhance best practices, outcomes, and policies to improve the lives of victims. 

The UCF Violence Against Women Research Cluster Objectives:

  • Enhance the research capacity of our current VAW scholars
  • Build a research infrastructure that expands Federal research funding opportunities for VAW research and evaluation
  • Increase visibility and community awareness of research through knowledge translation, publication, and dissemination
  • Strengthen local, regional, national, and global collaborative networks to address VAW women both in the United States and across the world
  • Strengthen the reputation of UCF VAW research by creating a research center


The long-term objectives of the UCF VAW Research Cluster will provide efficient and wide-impact dissemination of research to: 1) advance our understanding of the factors associated with the extent, nature, dynamics, and trends in violence against women, 2) identify the types of VAW interventions that most effectively reduce the experience and impact of violence, increase awareness, and change attitudes, 3) contribute to the methodological literature regarding data and measurement on VAW, 4) encourage institutions and jurisdictions to implement evidence-based policies that can decrease the incidence of VAW, and 5) encourage policies that increase help-seeking and reporting of VAW to ensure victim recovery, while also evaluating criminal justice interventions that hold perpetrators accountable. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Questions regarding this search can be directed to the search committee chairs, Dr. Catherine Kaukinen ( or Dr. Jana Jasinski (

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