Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Posting Number: 16FA1094
Rutgers University School of Social Work seeks dynamic faculty members to join our productive faculty in continued expansion of the School's innovative research programs, centers and institutes. We plan to add multiple faculty members to our tenure track faculty primarily at the assistant professor rank, though our search is open to candidates from all academic ranks. We seek highly productive scholars, entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers, with a strong commitment to social justice, public education and to social work research.
The successful candidates should be highly motivated, interested in collegial relationships with faculty and doctoral students at the School and with other disciplines, committed to advancing the reputation of the School, and working within a positive, energetic, and supportive environment. While this search is open to candidates with varied research foci, we are particularly interested in Clinical Practice, Intervention Research, and Implementation Science across substantive research areas that complement existing faculty research strength.
Rutgers is a major research institution and our faculty enjoy significant ties with numerous, nationally known, university centers and institutes. The recent integration of New Jersey's medical schools and programs into Rutgers has created a rich environment for collaboration. Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) a federation of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada, and of the Big 10 Academic Alliance, an academic consortium of Big 10 universities that collectively engage in over 8.4 billion dollars in funded research each year. The School of Social Work's externally funded portfolio exceeds 31 million dollars, with some 15 million in yearly expenditures.
The School of Social Work has a collegial, productive and motivated faculty, with a strong commitment to the mentoring, retention, and career development of junior faculty. A recent analysis using Academic Analytics found the Rutgers Social Work PhD faculty to be amongst the most productive in publications, citations, and research among social work faculty in the United States. The School's current centers and institutes include the Institute for Families, a multi-million dollar partnership with NJ's Departments of Human Services and Children and Families, as well as the Center on Violence Against Women and Children, the Center for Leadership and Management, the Huamin Research Center, and the Center for Gambling Studies. The School offers an open and exciting environment for development of specialized centers and programs.
The Rutgers School of Social Work is among the largest in the United States, offering the BASW, MSW, DSW and Ph.D. degrees to over 1800 students across three campuses. The Camden, Newark and main New Brunswick campuses are located in dynamic areas of the Garden State, offering easy access to major eastern cities and Washington, DC, and great quality of life.
New Jersey is one of the most diverse states, and Rutgers one of the most diverse student bodies, in the country. Rutgers has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. Our MSW program is delivered in several innovative ways, including traditional campus, intensive weekend, online and blended options. Certificates in Aging and Health, Addictions, and Violence Against Women and Children expand our curricular reach. Our Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in higher education, research and social policy arenas. Our DSW program prepares senior social work practitioners for leadership in advanced clinical practice.
Candidates must have a PhD in social work or a related field; applicants who do not possess a PhD must have one by the start date. Candidates must also have a strong record of research and scholarship; a substantive area of research aligned with priority and or cluster areas within the school; and ability to teach in areas relevant to the MSW/BASW curriculum. Faculty are typically expected to teach two courses per semester in the School of Social Work; they must maintain an active record of scholarly publication and research; and participate in the civic and service activities of the school.
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, writing sample and reference list. Search Chairs Laura Curran, PhD, MSW Director and Michael MacKenzie, PhD, Chancellor’s Scholar for Child Wellbeing, may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Location Campus: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Department: School of Social Work