Posting: University of Michigan-Flint Social Work Department Assistant/Associate Professor Search

April 28, 2022

The University of Michigan-Flint Department of Social Work invites applications for one full-time tenure-track assistant or associate professor with teaching skills and research/scholarly expertise in the areas of trauma-informed social work practice and/or health inequity. The anticipated start date is September 2022. This position is a 9-month appointment with responsibility for teaching (online and face-to-face courses), research, and service. Successful candidates should have a well-articulated research agenda that includes trauma-informed practice and/or health (in)equity and related topics and demonstrate a plan in seeking external grants to support scholarly activities. We seek a colleague whose innovative ideas support our mission of excellence in undergraduate social work education, who shares our commitment in social justice and community partnerships, and whose research will be integral in addressing complex social problems and positively impacting the local community. Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated success teaching first-generation students and students from historically marginalized groups and candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered pedagogy and engaged learning.

University of Michigan-Flint, School of Education and Human Services, Social Work Department

The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) is a comprehensive urban university of diverse learners and scholars committed to advancing our local and global communities. In the University of Michigan tradition, we value excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, student centeredness and engaged citizenship. The School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) comprises the Social Work Department, the Education Department, the Center for Educator Preparation, and the Early Childhood Development Center. Situated in the heart of east-central Michigan, the UM-Flint Social Work program provides students with unique community engagement opportunities that cross between metropolitan and rural areas. The UM-Flint Social Work Department offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and minors in Substance Abuse Treatment, Crisis Intervention and Disaster Response. The Department is guided by a culture of inclusivity, a commitment to ongoing critical reflection that positively transforms our roles and relationships with diverse communities, and excellence informed by diverse voices addressing suffering and injustices so that all humans are treated with dignity and respect.

Required qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Social Work or a closely related field from an accredited University
  • An MSW from a CSWE accredited program and an accredited University
  • A minimum of two years of full-time post-MSW professional practice experience
  • Experience teaching in higher education in all teaching modes, including on-line and face-to-face courses
  • Evidence of a commitment to promote diversity, inclusion, and engagement

Desired Qualifications:

  • An interest in trauma-informed social work practice
  • Experience serving as a field instructor or field supervisor and/or an interest in field education
  • Demonstrated commitment to student-centered pedagogy, mentorship, and ability to work effectively with culturally heterogeneous student population
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within unit and across UM-Flint
  • Experience conducting community-engaged research and/or successful collaboration with community partners
  • Substantial experience with CSWE accreditation and reaffirmation at the BSW or MSW level
  • Interest and experience teaching courses across the social work curriculum

The University of Michigan-Flint utilizes Interfolio for all faculty positions. To apply, please submit the following materials via Interfolio here

1. Cover letter summarizing how experience addresses position qualifications
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of research agenda
4. Statement of teaching philosophy
5. Statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion
6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, peer observations)
7. Three letters of reference
8. Three representative publications/writings

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Please direct inquiries regarding the position to Jean Liwak, administrative assistant of the Department, at
The University of Michigan-Flint is a non-discriminatory/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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