The Department of Social Welfare is searching for two faculty to join a distinguished Department with a 60 year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. UCLA is consistently ranked near the top of 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 mid-career level (from senior assistant to recent full professors). The Department's priority areas for faculty recruitment include:
Health or Mental Health. We are interested in the individual, community and societal dimensions of health and mental health problems. Within either of these areas, we are also interested in related topics such as effectiveness of interventions and polices, physical disabilities; interpersonal and community violence; access and barriers to services; and disparities among racial and ethnic populations.
International/Global Social Welfare. Comparative and cross-national social welfare policies and practice; emerging trends and issues; and immigration and immigrant populations.
Civil Society. The study, development and management of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and social enterprise, contributing to initiatives within the Luskin School.
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 $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 faculty and student body. All faculty in the Luskin School have opportunities to participate in emerging initiatives in the urban community; global and international affairs; Los Angeles as a laboratory for innovative collaboration; and social justice, equity, and opportunity.
All faculty are expected to have a degree in social work/social welfare, an active research program and to teach the MSW and PhD program. The Department is interested in recruiting those with an interest in providing leadership in program and curriculum development, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, and generating research funding. Well-established scholars may be considered for a five-year appointment as the Marjorie Crump Endowed Chair in Social Welfare, which provides research funding.
Applications must be received by December 31, 2012 and will be reviewed as they are received. To apply, send a cover letter, CV and the names & addresses of 3 references VIA EMAIL to Shelly Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org ), the Management Services Officer. For questions related to the positions, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Emeritus Stuart Kirk (email@example.com )