The University of Maryland School of Social Work is accepting applications for a Research Assistant Professor , non-tenure track faculty position, within The Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute). This is a primarily grant-funded position under the auspices of multiple research projects being conducted at The Institute. Our goal is to facilitate the translation of evidence-based and promising practices to the field, and to draw from their implementation successes and challenges to inform and conduct research. This position will oversee research and evaluations related to child, adolescent, and young adult mental health, system of care, primary care/behavioral health integration and implementation efforts related to workforce development in children's behavioral health . Candidates interested in this position should have an earned doctorate in social work or related social science discipline, experience in managing research projects, and expertise in program evaluation of children's mental health services. Applicants with the following areas of expertise are strongly encouraged to apply:
Interdisciplinary and translational research
Mixed methods research designs
Advanced statistical methods
The following skills are also required for this position:
Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision
Leadership, coaching, and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships with state, county and community leaders along with other interested stakeholders.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems/make decisions
Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals
Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Ability to develop strong proposals for external funding opportunities
In addition to participating in new and ongoing research projects, research-track faculty will receive mentoring and career development support to develop skills for advancing research in their own areas of interest.
The Institute for Innovation and Implementation works to bridge gaps across science, policy, and practice to improve outcomes for and with children, youth, young adults, and families. Over the past decade, The Institute has been involved with many key children's initiatives in Maryland and across the nation, many of which have been supported by federal grants, waivers, and contracts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Institute serves as the coordinating partner of The Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health (The TA Network), a SAMHSA-funded national technical assistance center supporting more than 70 grantees across the country. It is also a core partner in the National Wraparound Implementation Center. In Maryland, The Institute works closely with the Departments of Health, Human Services, Juvenile Services, and Education, supporting and informing systems-level reform efforts.
The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) is one of seven schools at the University of Maryland Baltimore, an urban health, law, and human services campus located in Baltimore, Maryland. The School ranks among the top twenty schools of social work in the United States. Consistent with the vision of the campus, the UMSSW supports excellence in research, provides outstanding graduate and professional education, and demonstrates commitment to the well-being of populations and communities at risk . The School is committed to having a racially and culturally diverse faculty. The School provides an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive faculty environment that fosters interdisciplinary research.
The search will begin immediately and continue until filled, with the appointment starting as soon as possible. Appointments will be made for 12 months, renewable contingent upon performance and the availability of grant funds. Opportunities for teaching, collaboration on scholarly papers, and the pursuit of funding for new lines of research are possible.
Candidates should submit applications with the following components: (1) a cover letter including a summary of research and project management experience; (2) at least two writing samples; (3) curriculum vitae; and (4) three professional reference letters.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Organization: Social Work - The Institute for Innovation and Implementation
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.