Social Welfare Faculty Openings Fall 2012

Social Welfare Faculty Openings Fall 2012

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Wed, 07/20/2011 - 1:31pm

The UCLA Department of Social Welfare is searching for at least two tenure-track faculty to join a distinguished Department with a 60 year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. We expect to recruit additional faculty over the next several years.

The Department is part of the recently renamed UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs, in recognition of a $100 million gift to UCLA, including $50 million committed to the Luskin School. The bulk of the gift to the School will be used to establish endowments to strengthen its academic base, support emerging research areas, and attract the best talent to both the faculty and student body.

The Department is particularly interested in recruiting at the mid-career and senior levels. Applicants should have teaching and research interests in mental health/substance abuse, children and families, global issues in social welfare, health-disability, or intervention research. Applicants should have experience in mentoring or outreach to diverse groups of students. Faculty candidates are expected to teach foundation and advanced courses in the MSW program and mentor PhD students. We are particularly seeking those who can teach direct practice, human behavior and community practice. Ideal mid-career and senior candidates should be able to provide leadership in curriculum development, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and generate research funding. Ideal applicants should have an MSW degree, a doctorate in social welfare or a related field, post-MSW practice experience and success as a productive scholar.

Candidates may be considered for one of two endowed chairs: one, an appointment with the Asian American Studies Center, and the other, an endowed chair within the Department of Social Welfare.

The University, Department and School: UCLA is consistently ranked near the top of research universities in the nation and world. The Department of Social Welfare is the only social work program in Southern California housed in a major public research university, and has the unique advantage of being in a school of public affairs along with highly ranked departments of Urban Planning and Public Policy.

Position is open until filled, but early fall inquiries are encouraged. Applications will be reviewed beginning August, 2011.
To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and the names and addresses of 3 references VIA EMAIL to: brooks@publicaffairs.ucla.edu.

For questions related to the position, contact Stuart Kirk (kirk@ucla.edu).

Professor Stuart A. Kirk, Chair, Search Committee
c/o Shelly Brooks
Department of Social Welfare
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656

UCLA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to achievement of excellence and diversity among faculty and staff.

Tracking Number 0350-1112-01 Faculty Search

The UCLA Department of Social Welfare is searching for at least two tenure-track faculty to join a distinguished Department with a 60 year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. We expect to recruit additional faculty over the next several years.