Child & Family Social Work Faculty Position @ University of Michigan

Oct 31, 2018

The University of Michigan School of Social Work
One Faculty Position in Children and Families, 2019-2020

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.

The School of Social Work is committed to a University-wide initiative that aims to advance diversity, equity and to create an inclusive climate. The School seeks applicants with a desire to build and advance our school’s commitments to pro-justice and anti-racism initiatives and to disrupt systems of privilege and oppression in order to advance justice. We seek a diverse pool of outstanding applicants who will contribute to the School’s diversity, equity and inclusion agenda. 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, 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

Interested candidates should visit the online application to submit their cover letter, including the names of three references, a copy of their CV, concise statements of teaching and research, 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.

This is an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position with priority given to candidates whose work focuses on the area of child and family 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.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

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