UCLA Social Welfare Faculty Opening

UCLA Social Welfare Faculty Opening

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Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:09am

The Department of Social Welfare is searching for an early career faculty member to join a distinguished Department with a 65-year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. UCLA is consistently ranked among the top research universities in the nation and world. We anticipate recruiting additional faculty over the next several years. This year we are particularly interested in recruiting at the early career level (from recent doctorates to senior assistant professors). The Department’s priority areas for faculty recruitment include:

Social Change, Interventions and Organizations. We are interested in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs designed to reduce social problems and support social change. We are particularly interested in the study of non-profit organizations, community organizing and social enterprise approaches, and the use of technology in social services. This would include use of randomized controlled trials and other approaches designed to inform evidence-based practice in social work.

Global/International Social Welfare and Social Work. We are interested in individuals who study problems between nations or across national boundaries, comparative and cross-national social welfare policies and practice; emerging trends and social issues in developing countries; and immigration and immigrant populations.

Health or Mental Health. We are interested in individual, community and societal dimensions of health and mental health problems. Related topics include effectiveness of interventions and policies, physical disabilities; interpersonal and community violence; access and barriers to services; and disparities among racial and ethnic groups.

The Departments of Social Welfare, Urban Planning and Public Policy constitute the recently renamed UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs, in recognition of a $50 million gift to the Luskin School. Much of this gift is being used to establish endowments to strengthen its academic base, support emerging research areas, and attract the best faculty and student body. All faculty in the Luskin School have opportunities to participate in emerging initiatives in the global and international affairs; digital technologies; and social justice, equity, and opportunity.

All applicants are expected to have an MSW degree in social work/social welfare and a PhD in a related social science field. Applicants are expected to have a robust research agenda and should be prepared to teach at the MSW, PhD and undergraduate levels. The Department seeks to recruit a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Position is open until filled. All applications received by November 30, 2014 will be given full consideration. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and the names & addresses of 3 references ONLINE at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00314. For questions related to the position, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Rosina Becerra (rbecerra@ucla.edu). Job  Number JPF00314

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

The Department of Social Welfare is searching for an early career faculty member to join a distinguished Department with a 65-year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. UCLA is consistently ranked among the top research universities in the nation and world. We anticipate recruiting additional faculty over the next several years. This year we are particularly interested in recruiting at the early career level (from recent doctorates to senior assistant professors). The Department’s priority areas for faculty recruitment include: