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The School of Social Work is committed to a University-wide initiative that aims to enhance diversity, equity, and create an inclusive climate.  We seek a diverse pool of outstanding applicants who will contribute to the Schools diversity, equity and inclusion agenda to join this important university-wide effort.  Faculty members of the University of Michigan School of Social Work strive to be leaders in scholarship, education, and service for socially just communities in Michigan, in the United States, and across the world. We respond to social challenges in this highly politicized and technologized world by supporting scholarly and academic excellence, equity in education, health and social services, and opportunities for the growth and development of individuals, families, communities, and society.  Our contributions to social work scholarship build on values that emphasize the strengths and the interaction between the individual and the larger social and physical environment. Our faculty members draw on scientific theories that support a fuller understanding of social challenges and then work to develop translational solutions to these challenges.  We seek new faculty members whose interests and commitments fit this philosophy of the School.  For more information about the University’s diversity initiative please visit the School of Social Work Diversity, Equity & Inclusion webpage.  The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Interested candidates should visit the online application to submit their cover letter, including the names of three references, a copy of their CV and three writing examples. Writing examples may include published works, media works, syllabi or detailed schedules for courses and workshops, case examples, and opinion pieces.  Scholarly articles are preferred for tenure-track faculty positions. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately and considered on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged, but all applications must be received by November 30, 2018.

The School of Social Work at the University of Michigan has up to five faculty openings for the 2019-2020 academic year.  These include:

Faculty Position in Children and Families

The School of Social Work at the University of Michigan has a faculty opening for the 2019-2020 academic year in child and family social work.  Child and family social work is a major area of study and practice for the social work profession and a topic of considerable interest to many Michigan students. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work is relevant to child welfare, juvenile justice, infant mental health, child development, and child and family policy. Those with deep substantive expertise in services and intervention research are encouraged to apply.

This is an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position with priority given to candidates whose work focuses on any area of direct practice in social work.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in social work or a related field.
  • For the assistant professor rank, evidence of a strong scholarly trajectory.
  • For the associate and full professor ranks, demonstrated achievement in research, and in teaching at both the MSW and doctoral levels.
  • Practice experience and substantive expertise in child and family social work.
  • A defined research agenda with a strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Experience with proposal development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MSW or similar degree and at least two years practice experience.
  • Teaching experience at the MSW level.
  • A history of grant funding in one of the areas listed above.

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Faculty Position in Social Work Direct Practice

The School of Social Work at the University of Michigan has a faculty opening for the 2019-2020 academic year in the area of interpersonal practice. Interpersonal practice is the direct practice option in the School’s MSW curriculum. Interpersonal practice includes services delivered to individuals, families, and groups and usually also includes a setting or population focus.

This is an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position with priority given to candidates whose work focuses on any area of direct practice in social work.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in social work or a related field.
  • An MSW or similar degree and a minimum of two years of practice experience.
  • For the assistant professor rank, evidence of a strong scholarly trajectory.
  • For the associate and full professor ranks, demonstrated achievement in research, and in teaching at both the MSW and doctoral levels.
  • Practice experience and substantive expertise in social work practice methods.
  • A defined research agenda with a strong record of publications in peer reviewed journals. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the MSW level.
  • Expertise in addictions or integrated health. 
  • Experience with proposal development or a history of grant funding in intervention research.

Apply for this position »

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