STARTING DATE: August 2017 (nine-month appointment)
A doctoral degree is required in social work or related social science. Applicants must show evidence of strong research skills and an active research agenda relevant to social work in an urban environment, such as: economic and social disparities, poverty, race, health, violence prevention and criminal justice. A strong record of publication, a portfolio of past and current substantial grant funding, and experience leading and mentoring a research team.
Applicants at the Associate Professor and Professor levels must have research activity commensurate with their academic rank. Demonstrated potential for/evidence of excellence in teaching. A commitment to the School of Social Work’s mission of advancing knowledge and community engagement to achieve human rights and social justice.
Demonstrated expertise in areas of relevance to an urban environment, such as: social and economic disparities, poverty, race, health, mental health, trauma, child welfare, aging, substance use, violence prevention and criminal justice. Professional experience related to one of these identified areas of interest. Experience in or commitment to working collaboratively within the school and across the university on multidisciplinary or inter- professional research initiatives. Commitment to and/or experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to translate research from social work and related fields into teaching. Ability/interest in attracting, mentoring and funding doctoral students through funded research. A social work degree at either the master or doctoral level.
In 2017, the UConn School of Social Work will move to our new location in downtown Hartford. This will create a neighborhood campus including other UConn academic programs and research centers, cultural institutions and state and city government offices. This situates us ideally for carrying out our central academic mission and provides enhanced opportunities for building upon our existing community collaborations and expanding to new ones.
This is a 9-month, tenure-track position with an expected start date of August 23, 2017. Initial salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank.
Interested applicants should apply online through UConn Careers www.jobs.uconn.edu (Select the link for “Faculty Openings” and click on the link for School of Social Work to locate job opening), and upload:
- An updated CV;
- A letter of application that provides a description of: research trajectory and current and pending projects and external funding; and teaching expertise.
- A statement that describes previous and/or potential contributions to promoting diversity through research, teaching, and/or service;
- Representative samples of publications or scholarly writing;
- Names and contact information of three references.
References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Potential candidates can address questions to:
Dr. Edna Comer, Search Committee Chair
University of Connecticut School of Social Work
1798 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117