Essential Functions: The School of Social Work at Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are recruiting outstanding candidates with focused research, exemplary teaching, and commitment to community engagement. Evidence of a beginning research trajectory, potential for external funding and some teaching experience is desirable at the Assistant Professor rank. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure requires a strong record of research, external funding, publications, teaching and service.Content Area for Interested Candidates: Child WelfareWe are recruiting a scholar who has in-depth knowledge of the child welfare system, with expertise in abuse/neglect, foster care, and work force development in child welfare and/or integration of child welfare with other systems of care. Experience in management and analysis of large data sets would be advantageous. We are interested in a dynamic leader in this area of expertise who can step into our Center for Behavioral Health and Justice; capitalizing on the ongoing research, evaluation and technical assistance currently in place across the state. Expertise in behavioral health includes mental health, substance misuse, and /or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Expertise in criminal/legal systems include one or more of the following: law enforcement, diversion, courts, community supervision, jails, prisons and/or reentry. We are particularly interested in recruiting a scholar whose research agenda is integrated across these two disparate systems to the extent that they can be a 'boundary spanner' in developing, implementing and evaluating interventions at the individual and policy levels. Because the genesis of problems facing individuals involved in the justice system are multidimensional, faculty in the position will be strongly linked with Wayne State University scholars in other departments and colleges (i.e., Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychiatry, General Medicine, Public Health).
Qualifications: An earned doctorate in social work or related field (MSW preferred)A record of scholarly publications A track record of external funding preferred, particularly for those applying as AssociateTraining/experience in intervention research and evaluationStrong analytic ability (quantitative/qualitative analysis) Experience in primary data collectionCommitment to and ability to teach within a social work curriculumInterpersonal skills that facilitate communication and connection in diverse communities and disciplinesTeaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: research methods, policy, macro practice, and human behavior.
Internal Number: 76_205737
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.