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Job Summary

The School of Social Work is committed to a University-wide initiative that aims to enhance diversity, equity, and create an inclusive climate.  We seek a diverse pool of outstanding applicants who will contribute to the School’s diversity, equity and inclusion agenda to join this important university-wide effort.  Faculty members of the University of Michigan School of Social Work strive to be leaders in scholarship, education, and service for socially just communities in Michigan, in the United States, and across the world. We respond to social challenges in this highly politicized and technologized world by supporting scholarly and academic excellence, equity in education, health and social services, and opportunities for the growth and development of individuals, families, communities, and society.  Our contributions to social work scholarship build on values that emphasize the strengths and the interaction between the individual and the larger social and physical environment. Our faculty members draw on scientific theories that support a fuller understanding of social challenges and then work to develop translational solutions to these challenges.  We seek new faculty members whose interests and commitments fit this philosophy of the School.  For more information about the University’s diversity initiative please visit

The School of Social Work at the University of Michigan invites applicants for one open-rank, tenure-track faculty position jointly sponsored by the School of Social Work (the tenure home) and the Institute for Social Research. The Institute for Social Research is an interdisciplinary, campus-wide and internationally recognized institute whose mission is to plan and conduct rigorous social science research, to disseminate the findings of this research, and to train future generations of social scientists.  Candidates for this position should have:

  • deep grounding in one or more social sciences;
  • familiarity with and interest in social work;
  • substantive and methodological focuses that are relevant to social work and social sciences, including poverty, health and behavioral health including substance abuse prevention and intervention, juvenile justice and criminal justice including post-incarceration reentry, family development, gerontology, demography, survey research, or quantitative methods;
  • and a record of external support for their research.

Desired Qualifications*

The MSW degree is preferred; a Ph.D. in social work or a related field is required.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and considered on a rolling basis. All applications must be received by December 31st 2018.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.