SSW News

We Are Hiring Open Rank Faculty Positions

October 27, 2020    |  

Applications are now being accepted for tenure track faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. All candidates must have an earned doctorate in social work or a related social or health science discipline and a commitment to exemplary research that yields high-quality scholarship with extramural funding potential. The School of Social Work is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment, with a focus on diversifying the faculty. With a renewed investment in building diversity, equity, and inclusion in our faculty, research, coursework, and other activities, we are seeking faculty who can contribute to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching and service. In particular, we are searching for faculty who employ anti-oppression and racial, social, and economic justice as a lens for their research and who can lead our anti-oppression courses.

Faculty with any of the following areas of research expertise are most strongly encouraged to apply: practice or services research with low-income or under-served individuals and families, particularly youth in schools; research on health and behavioral health disparities; and community-engaged research. An MSW with two years of practice, program, or policy experience is preferred.

Applicants at the associate and full professor level must have substantial evidence of leadership, an innovative research agenda, and competitive extramural support. Senior faculty should also have experience mentoring junior faculty. The University of Maryland  School of Social Work (UMSSW) is one of the largest schools of social work and ranks among the top 20 schools of social work in scholarly productivity and reputation. The UMSSW is in an ideal location in which to study and teach and is within walking distance of the offices of the state of Maryland departments of Human Services, Health, Education, and Juvenile Services. We are a short distance away from the headquarters of SAMHSA, NIH, CMS, ACF, and HRSA.

Our School and campus provide an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive faculty environment that fosters inter- professional education and interdisciplinary research. Placed on the graduate health and human services campus in Baltimore, the SSW is well integrated with our sister schools (Medicine, Nursing, Law, Pharmacy, and Dentistry) as well as the University of Maryland Medical System. We have strong intramural funding and a post-doctoral program. We are also deeply involved in community practice and research, with a US Department of Education Promise Neighborhood in nearby West Baltimore and the innovative and endowed Social Work Community Outreach Service, now 25 years old. We have an abiding commitment to increasing social justice and equity through an anti-racist approach, which is being amplified under new leadership at the School.

For best consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2020; the search will remain open until filled. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Positions will start July 1, 2021, with the possibility of a later appointment. Candidates should apply online through Taleo: Please upload the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a letter of application describing research, scholarship, and teaching that also addresses how you infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion principles throughout your work; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) three recent writing samples that showcase your scholarship; and 4) contact information for three professional references.