University of Maryland, Baltimore — Open-Rank Faculty Positions, School of Social Work

Applications are now being accepted for multiple tenure track faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. All candidates must have an earned doctorate in social work or a related social or health science discipline, ability to teach at the MSW and PhD levels, and a commitment to exemplary research that yields high quality scholarship with extramural funding potential. An MSW with two years of practice, program, or policy experience is preferred. Applicants at the associate and full professor level must have an innovative research agenda and a history of competitive extramural support. Senior faculty candidates should be recognized global or national experts in their field of study, have experience mentoring junior faculty, and demonstrate the ability to provide academic leadership and secure resources to advance the mission of the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW). Faculty with any of the following areas of expertise are strongly encouraged to apply: practice or services research with low-income and under-served individuals and families; health and behavioral health disparities; behavioral health integration and financing; housing and economic stability; and violence prevention and intervention.

The UM SSW is one of the largest schools of social work in the country and is situated on an urban health and human services campus, and ranks among the top 20 schools of social work in scholarly productivity and reputation. The UM SSW is in an ideal location to study and teach and is within walking distance of the offices of the state of Maryland departments of Human Resources, Health and Mental Hygiene, Education, and Juvenile Services. We are a short distance away from the headquarters of SAMHSA, NIH, CMS, ACF, and HRSA.

Our School and campus are actively engaged in interprofessional education and interdisciplinary research. Placed on the graduate health and human services campus in Baltimore, the SSW is well integrated with our sister schools (Medicine, Nursing, Law, Pharmacy, and Dentistry) as well as the University of Maryland Medical System. The Campus receives about $450M a year, and the SSW receives more than $40M a year, in extramural funding to conduct translational research. We are also deeply involved in community practice and research with a US Department of Education Promise Neighborhood in nearby West Baltimore and the innovative and endowed Social Work Community Outreach Service, now 20+ years old. We have an abiding commitment to increasing social justice and racial equity, and are actively involved with the Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative.

The UM SSW is committed to a racially and culturally diverse faculty and student body. The School provides an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive faculty environment that fosters interdisciplinary research and interprofessional teaching. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by October 10, 2016; the search will remain open until filled. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Positions will start July 1, 2017 with the possibility of an earlier or later appointment, if preferred. Candidates should submit via email to facultysearch@ssw.umaryland.edu: (1) a letter of application describing research, scholarship, and teaching experience and capability; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three recent scholarly papers; and (4) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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