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Interested candidates should visit the UM-SSW website at and then submit the online application including their cover letter, the names of three references, a copy of their CV, a teaching statement, a statement on scholarship and diversity, and 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. Recommendations will be requested at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately and be considered on a rolling basis and will remain open until filled.

Job Summary

Open-Rank Faculty Position in Community Engagement and Research

The School of Social Work at the University of Michigan announces an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall, 2022, with a speciality in community engagement and research. A faculty affiliation with the Center on Equitable Family and Community Wellbeing is a feature of this position.
Community practice is a major area of study and practice for the social work profession and a curriculum specialization for many Michigan students. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research addresses any of the following priorities:  Engaged scholarship that focuses on the voice of clients; financial equity; community development that makes a deep impact on urban issues. Additional areas of interest include a focus on antiracism and racial/ethnic economic disparities; a focus on state and municipal policies;  use of community based participatory research, mixed methods or qualitative methodologies.  

Mission Statement

The School of Social Work is committed to a University-wide initiative that aims to enhance antiracism, diversity, equity, and create an inclusive climate. We seek outstanding applicants who will contribute to the School’s equity and inclusion agenda. Michigan Social Work faculty members strive to be leaders in scholarship, education, and service for socially just communities in Michigan, the United States, and across the world. They 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 they draw on scientific and critical theories that support the 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:

Required Qualifications*

Requirements for the position include: an established and successful research agenda; experience with successful research proposal development; peer reviewed publications focused on one of the research priorities listed above; teaching experience at the MSW or PhD levels; a commitment to antiracism, equity and inclusion; and a Ph.D. in social work or a related field. For the associate and full professor ranks, requirements include demonstrated achievement in research and in successful teaching at the MSW or doctoral levels. Applications are encouraged from advanced assistant professors with several years of faculty experience. 

Desired Qualifications*

Preferred qualifications include:  deep substantive expertise in human services, community assessment, and engagement and the voice of client communities in research; the MSW degree; and teaching experience at the MSW level. 

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