We are hiring! Assistant / Associate Professor of Social Work

The School of Social Work at Wayne State University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2018. We are recruiting outstanding candidates with expertise in the areas of interpersonal practice and mental/behavioral health.  We are particularly interested in a strong clinical scholar whose teaching interests are compatible with the organization of our MSW advanced year curriculum, which is divided into three tracks: psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive-behavioral.  Additionally, we seek candidates with a particular interest in health equity or behavioral health equity whose research and teaching demonstrate knowledge about and attention to urban, poor or vulnerable populations and/or dimensions of the clinical process or of clinical outcomes with these same populations.            

Candidates must have a doctorate in social work, social welfare or a related discipline, a master’s degree in social work, a minimum of two years’ supervised post-master’s direct (clinical) practice experience, as well as a strong commitment to research, teaching and service. Evidence of a beginning research trajectory, potential for external funding and some teaching experience is desirable at the Assistant Professor rank. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure requires a strong record of research, external funding, publications, teaching and service.

The School of Social Work, accredited since 1945, is a national leader in preparing students for professional practice and research careers. Affirming this tradition, the School is committed to addressing complex problems, promoting social justice and fostering overall well-being through engaged teaching, applied research and partnerships within an urban and global context. The School’s status as part of the premier urban research institution in Michigan is supported by the activities of the Center for Social Work Research. Housed in the School, Center staff provide support for faculty research, scholarship, community engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration. For more information about the School please visit our website here.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Applications must be completed online here (Posting #043035). Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching, research and diversity statements as well as the names and full contact information of three references and one writing sample. Contact Arlene Weisz, Chair of the Search Advisory Committee, at aa4495@wayne.edu or 313-577-4420 for additional information. 

Back to listing

We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.