Open-Rank Faculty Positions

first_imgApplications are now being accepted for tenure track facultypositions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level atthe University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW). Allcandidates must have an earned doctorate in social work or arelated social or health science discipline, and a commitment toexemplary research that yields high quality scholarship withextramural funding potential. The UMSSW is committed to building aculturally diverse educational environment, with a focus ondiversifying the faculty. With a renewed investment in buildingdiversity, equity, and inclusion in our faculty, research,coursework, and other activities, we are seeking faculty who cancontribute to the diversity and excellence in our programs andcourses through their research, teaching and service. Inparticular, we are searching for faculty who employ anti-oppressionand racial, social, and economic justice as a lens for theirresearch and who can lead our anti-oppression courses.Our School and campus provide an intellectually exciting,collegial, and supportive faculty environment that fosters inter-professional education and interdisciplinary research. Placed onthe graduate health and human services campus in Baltimore, the SSWis well integrated with our sister schools (i.e., Medicine,Nursing, Law, Pharmacy, and Dentistry) as well as the University ofMaryland Medical System. We have strong intramural funding, anddoctoral and post-doctoral programs. We are also deeply involved incommunity practice and research, with a US Department of EducationPromise Neighborhood in nearby West Baltimore and the innovativeand endowed Social Work Community Outreach Service, now 25 yearsold. We have an abiding commitment to increasing social justice andequity through an anti-racist approach, which is being amplifiedunder new leadership at the School.Qualifications :Faculty with any of the following areas of research expertise aremost strongly encouraged to apply: practice or services researchwith low- income or under-served individuals and families,particularly youth in schools; research on health and behavioralhealth disparities; and community-engaged research. An MSW with twoyears of practice, program, or policy experience is required forteaching MSW courses in those areas. Applicants at the associateand full professor level must have substantial evidence ofleadership, an innovative research agenda, and competitiveextramural support. Senior faculty should also have experiencementoring junior faculty. UMSSW is one of the largest schools ofsocial work and ranks among the top 20 schools of social work inscholarly productivity and reputation. The School is in an ideallocation in which to study and teach, and is within walkingdistance of the offices of the state of Maryland departments ofHuman Services, Health, Education, and Juvenile Services. We are ashort distance away from the headquarters of SAMHSA, NIH, CMS, ACF,and HRSA.For best consideration, applications should be submitted byDecember 1, 2020; the search will remain open until filled. Salaryand rank are commensurate with qualifications. Positions will startJuly 1, 2021 with the possibility of a later appointment.Candidates should apply online through Taleo: https://umb.taleo.Please upload the following documents as part of the applicationpackage: 1) a letter of application describing research,scholarship, and teaching that also addresses how you infusediversity, equity, and inclusion principles throughout your work;2) a curriculum vitae; 3) three recent writing samples thatshowcase your scholarship; and 4) contact information for threeprofessional references.The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity, AffirmativeAction Employer. The School of Social Work is dedicated to buildinga culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching andworking in a pluralistic environment. We encourage applicationsfrom women, minority groups, veterans, and people withdisabilities.last_img

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