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Candidates visit the online application to submit:

  • a concise philosophy statement of research
  • a concise statement of teaching experience
  • names of three references
  • CV
  • three writing examples - writing examples may include published works, media works, syllabi or detailed schedules for courses and workshops, case examples, and opinion pieces.  Scholarly articles are preferred for tenure track faculty positions. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.

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 http://ssw.umich.edu/about/ssw-advantage/diversity.

The School of Social Work at the University of Michigan invites applicants for one clinical faculty position (untenured but open rank) with priority given to candidates whose work is focused on macro social work practice including policy implementation and evaluation research methods and community organization.

Clinical faculty members will join the team of social work faculty in the area of their specialization to develop curriculum and new programming, engage in exemplary teaching, develop and engage with a network of practitioners in their area of specialization, and collaborate in the identification and supervision of student field placements and related activities. 

The successful candidate will have a record of practice experience, as well as experience in graduate teaching and supervision.  While research experience is welcome, the primary foci for the clinical positions are teaching, student supervision, and educational program development.  Clinical faculty appointments are possible at the 50% level of effort and greater.  These are renewable appointments of five-year terms. 

Desired Qualifications*

The MSW degree is required; a doctoral degree is preferred.  

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical 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.