Shimberg Center for Housing Studies Faculty PositionThe University of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Housing Studies inthe M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management invitesapplications for one nine-month tenured or tenure-track facultyposition in housing studies beginning in the fall of 2021.Appointments are expected to be made at the associate professor orprofessor level, depending on experience and level ofaccomplishment. Expected credentials include a terminal degree in arelated field, relevant academic and/or industry experienceappropriate for the area of expertise, university-level teaching,proven ability to attract nationally-competitive research grantsand disseminate research findings. In addition, the candidateshould demonstrate leadership in multi-disciplinary research and bemotivated to collaborate with other faculty across the College ofDesign, Construction and Planning and within other colleges in theUniversity of Florida. Successful faculty candidates will beexpected to develop funded research programs, publish inpeer-reviewed journals, supervise graduate student research, teachundergraduate and/or graduate courses, and provide service to theUniversity, the community, and the profession. The salary andbenefits package for the position is very competitive, and includesa negotiated faculty development package.The Shimberg Center was established by the Florida Legislature in1988 as a research hub to facilitate the provision of safe, decent,affordable housing and related community development. The Centerconducts research into housing policy and planning, with a specialfocus on housing affordability for Florida residents, includingfamilies, elders, and those with special needs. Current researchtopics include housing instability, particularly family and youthhomelessness; preservation of affordable rental housing; linkinghousing, land use, and transportation decisions; shaping healthierand more energy efficient affordable housing by policy and design;homes and housing for the growing older adult population and peoplewith special needs such as physical and cognitive impairments; andsustainable and equitable solutions to disaster recovery andclimate resilience problems in housing policy. In addition, theCenter’s Florida Housing Clearinghouse provides comprehensivehousing supply and demand data for Florida’s cities and counties(https://flhousingdata.shimberg.ufl.edu).The Shimberg Center currently has 6 full-time faculty and staff aswell as graduate assistants and the Rinker School has 27 full-timefaculty members, and offers Bachelor of Science, Master’s and PhDdegree programs in Construction Management and Fire and EmergencyServices. The College of Design, Construction and Planning ismulti-disciplinary, and includes additional undergraduate andgraduate programs in Architecture, Historic Preservation, InteriorDesign, Landscape Architecture, Sustainability and the BuiltEnvironment, and Urban and Regional Planning as well as severalinterdisciplinary research centers that focus on community andlandscape planning, geographical information system-based research,health and the built environment, resilience, sea level rise, andsustainable construction.The University of Florida is designated as a Research I Universityand is home to 16 colleges and more than 170 research centers andinstitutes and UF offers nearly 300 graduate degree programs. TheUniversity of Florida is a Top 6 public research university and anequal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversityand inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race,color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation,gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, maritalstatus, or any other legally protected status. Applications bywomen and members of all underrepresented groups areencouraged.The City of Gainesville, home to the University of Florida, servesas the cultural, educational and commercial center for the northcentral Florida region. Known for the beauty of its naturalsurroundings, including springs and lakes, and numerous culturalinstitutions and recreational opportunities, Gainesville is one ofthe most attractive cities in Florida.The selection process will be conducted in accordance with theprovisions of Florida “Government in the Sunshine” and PublicRecords laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be opento the public; and all applications, CV’s and other documentsrelated to the search will be available for public inspection.Questions may be directed to Dr. Robert Ries, Chair of the SearchCommittee, at [email protected] credentials include a terminal degree in a related field,relevant academic and/or industry experience appropriate for thearea of expertise, university-level teaching, proven ability toattract nationally-competitive research grants and disseminateresearch findings.Applications must include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; atwo-page statement of teaching and research interests whichexplains how the applicant will contribute to the Center, School,and College; a one page statement of contribution to diversity,equity, and inclusion; and the names, addresses and telephonenumbers of three references. To ensure full consideration, therequired documents should be submitted by January 15, 2021when the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications. Thereview of applications will continue until the position isfilled.To apply for this position, visit jobs.ufl.edu. Job number for thisvacancy is 67650. If an accommodation due to a disability is neededto apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or theFlorida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).The University of Florida is an equal Opportunity Employerdedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants,including minorities, women, veterans and individuals withdisabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution andsubject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and PublicRecords laws.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.