Department: College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)
Elizabeth Enochs Endowed Chair in Child Welfare – Tenured (Associate Professor or Professor) Faculty
The George Mason University College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) solicits applications and nominations for a distinguished senior scholar in social work, public health, or a related field to assume the Elizabeth Enochs Endowed Chair in Child Welfare in the Department of Social Work. Appointment would be for a 12-month, tenured faculty position as associate or full professor, with an affiliate appointment available in another department in the college, if desired. Compensation includes base salary appropriate to rank, plus a generous supplement from the Enochs Chair Endowment.
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The successful candidate for this endowed chair is expected to demonstrate and maintain the highest level of scholarship and leadership within their discipline, and obtain extramural funding to supplement the endowment's ample resources. The occupant of the endowed chair also will direct a Latin America Technical Assistance Program, which is supported by its own $1.1 million endowment, to promote and maintain a regular exchange of academic and practice experts in the field of child welfare between Latin America and the U.S. The Technical Assistance Program also has funds available to hire postdoctoral fellows, graduate assistants, and staff, plus travel and other expenses.
The holder of this endowed position, created in 1996, is expected to actively participate in the scholarship, teaching, outreach and public service of the Department of Social Work and the college, especially as a faculty mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students and junior faculty. A teaching load of one course per semester is associated with this position. The endowed chair appointment will be for a fixed five-year term, renewable for successive five-year terms depending on successful fulfillment of the position's expectations. Upon vacating the position, the incumbent will revert to his/her regular position and base salary in the Department of Social Work.
A Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in social work, public health, or a related field. A clear and impressive history of research and contribution to the field of child welfare. Candidates must have credentials commensurate with the rank of tenured full or associate professor in social work.
An MSW; experience in one or more of the following areas in Latin America: child welfare research, child welfare services and policy, technical assistance to child welfare agencies or organizations, and technical assistance to Latin American universities; and fluency in Spanish.
George Mason University is a public, comprehensive research university, enrolling over 34,000 students in the commonwealth of Virginia. Conveniently located in the National Capital Region, just 15 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., the university has extensive ties to the federal government and many national and international groups and organizations working in health and welfare policy. CHHS is composed of five departments (Social Work, Health Administration and Policy, Global and Community Health, Nutrition and Food Studies, and Rehabilitation Science) and a School of Nursing. The college has experienced explosive growth over the past 10 years and now is home to over 2,600 students pursuing careers through one of five bachelor's degrees, eight master's degrees, and four doctoral degrees (with two more being planned).
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position F9978z at, http://email@example.com; complete and submit the online application and attach a cover letter, CV, and list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin after December 1, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.