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How to Apply

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

The School of Social Work at the University of Michigan invites applicants for up to three open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions with priority given to candidates whose work emphasizes one or more of the following areas:

  • community organization;
  • management and organizations;
  • social services innovation including social enterprise;
  • families, youth and children;
  • child welfare;
  • health and health disparities;
  • evidence based interpersonal social work practice;
  • juvenile justice or criminal justice.  

For the Associate and Full Professor ranks, demonstrated achievement in teaching at both the MSW and doctoral levels is highly desirable.  Successful candidates will have an ambitious research agenda with a history of securing grant funding and a record of publication, preferably in peer-reviewed journals, focused on one of the areas listed above. 

For the Assistant Professor rank, evidence of a strong scholarly trajectory is required.  Teaching experience at the MSW level is desirable.  Successful candidates will have a defined research agenda and some experience with proposal development and publication focused on one of the areas listed above. 

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.