University at Albany — Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare (Artificial Intelligence)

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

UAlbany has received $75 million from New York State for the Albany Artificial Intelligence Supercomputing Initiative (Albany AI). Through our signature strengths in cybersecurity, climate science, health sciences, and emergency preparedness, UAlbany is uniquely positioned to leverage this computing power to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges.

The University at Albany is currently conducting a large cluster hire of 26 faculty positions in the broad area of artificial intelligence. These positions span the campus to include eight Schools and Colleges in 20 departments. In addition, the recruitment of a Director of the UAlbany Institute for Artificial Intelligence is underway.

Job Description:
The School of Social Welfare (SSW) at UAlbany invites applications for one Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty position. The new hire will be a member of the UAlbany Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute.

Located in Albany with linkages to state and county agencies as well as hundreds of health and human services agencies, SSW is an ideal location to conduct research and influence policy, clinical interventions, and community and organizational change responses for diverse and vulnerable populations.

Tenure track faculty make substantial contributions in diverse areas such as child welfare, veterans services, aging, integrative mind-body-spirit practice, mental and behavioral health, and evidence-based interventions. As a whole they aspire to broaden SSW’s achievements via reciprocal community partnerships, preparing a workforce capable of effective practice in rapidly changing environments, and conducting organizational, programmatic, and intervention research that advances social justice.

SSW seeks colleagues who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to developing and maintaining a vigorous research program in their area of interest, teaching undergraduate, MSW, and Ph.D. courses, and engaging in university and professional service appropriate to rank. The successful candidate should provide evidence of commitment to or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. The new hire should provide evidence of experience in AI and address how AI is and/or will be integral to their research program. The successful candidate should possess the qualifications and experience to contribute to the teaching of AI as well as foundational and/or advanced social work courses.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Doctoral degree in social work, social welfare, or a related field from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization by May 2023.
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work within a diverse environment and to prepare students to work effectively in a world of increasing diversity and global social change.
  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of artificial intelligence in their existing research program.
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to contribute to the teaching of AI and social work.
  • Demonstrated strength and success in research productivity
  • Experience teaching and/or developing courses at either the undergraduate or graduate level

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Two or more years of post-MSW social work practice experience
  • Research focus on health equity and minority health disparities
  • Demonstrated capacity to secure external funding for research
  • Research agenda within the arena of community-based, interdisciplinary implementation science
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with internal and external partners

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor (10 months)

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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter 
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Contact information for three references

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

A review of applications will start on January 12, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.