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Alison Richman Professorship for Children, Youth, and Families

July 12, 2017    |  

Announcement of Alison Richman Professorship for Children, Youth, and Families

Applications are now being accepted for a distinguished scholar at the level of associate or full professor to fill a newly endowed professorship in the area of children and family services. The Chair was endowed in honor of Alison L. Richman by her family in recognition of her dedication to excellence in children and family services. The appointment in the School of Social Work will be a standard faculty appointment with all accompanying supports. The Alison L. Richman Professorship will provide the named professor with additional resources to support the appointee’s research, scholarship, and travel for the dissemination of scholarship.

The successful candidate will have a national reputation for scholarship, research, teaching, and program development related to children and family services. Applicants should have demonstrated a high level of success in identifying areas of opportunity for improving policy, service, or practice approaches that benefit children and families. Expertise in designing, delivering, and evaluating services that are well positioned to assist families that are racially and ethnically diverse is important.

The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW) is on an urban health and humanservices campus and ranks among the top schools of social work in scholarly productivity and reputation. The UM SSW is in an ideal location to study and teach about behavioral health and service and research innovation. Placed on the graduate health and human services campus in Baltimore, the SSW is well integrated with our sister schools (Medicine, Nursing, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Dentistry) as well as the University of Maryland Medical System.

The SSW is also walking distance from 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, and HRSA. Our School and campus are deeply involved in interprofessional education and interdisciplinary research. The Campus receives about $500 million a year, and the SSW more than $40M dollars a year, in extramural funding to conduct translational research. We are active in the UMB Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. We are also deeply involved in community research and practice with a US Department of Education recognized Promise Neighborhood in operation in nearby West Baltimore and the innovative and endowed Social Work Community Outreach Service, now nearly 25 years old.

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 December 1, 2018 (this is a two-year search). The search will remain open until filled. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. The position will start July 1, 2018, with the possibility of an earlier or later appointment, if preferred and as the search process evolves.

Candidates should submit via email: (1) a letter of application indicating 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 to:

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