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:We are recruiting a scholar with 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. Wayne State University School of Social Work has excellent relationships with Wayne County and the State of MI Department of Health and Human Services. Currently we are involved in several funded projects that provide support and technical assistance and opportunities for research. WSU is also home to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development--a world renowned center of translational research--that includes an Infant Mental Health Program and Early Childhood Center.
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_208352
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.