Essential Functions: Located in Detroit, the School of Social Work at Wayne State University (WSU) is committed to its urban mission! Through community engaged practice and research, as well as our activism and advocacy on a number of issues, we demonstrate that commitment. WSU School of Social Work provides a dynamic and supportive environment for faculty, and includes the Centers for Social Work Research and Behavioral Health and Justice. We invite outstanding candidates to apply for faculty positions at the ranks of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor, with focused research, exemplary teaching, and commitment to community engagement. Evidence of a beginning research trajectory, potential for external funding and teaching experience is desirable at the tenure-track Assistant Professor rank. Appointment at the ranks of Associate or Full Professor with tenure require a strong record of research, external funding, publications, teaching and service.Content Area/Essential Functions:Social Justice/Human Rights. We are interested in a dynamic leader who can step into our strong history of social justice, particularly focused on racial and economic equity and human rights. This social justice faculty position work would be 'macro oriented' and could focus on one of several domains (i.e. equity in the criminal/legal system; poverty; child welfare, access to health care; etc.), and should be able to teach courses in social justice and engage in community-based research. Our new minor in Social Work/Social Justice is a strong draw for interdisciplinary connections in the university's College of Literature, Arts and Science (CLAS). In addition, WSU School of Social Work houses the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice which supports communities, organizations, and behavioral health and criminal-legal agencies through the implementation of evidence-based practices.
Qualifications: An earned doctorate in social work or related field; with an MSW.A record of scholarly publications.A track record of external funding preferred, particularly for those applying at the ranks of Associate or Full Professor.Strong analytic ability (quantitative/qualitative analysis).Interpersonal skills that facilitate communication and connection in diverse communities and disciplines.Teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: practice, research methods, policy, macro practice, human behavior and social justice/human rights.
Internal Number: 76_208351
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.