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Tenure Track Faculty Positions (open rank)

Posted on August 1, 2019

Location: New Brunswick

Rutgers University School of Social Work (RUSSW) seeks dynamic faculty members to join our productive faculty in continued expansion of the School’s innovative programs. We plan to add multiple faculty members to our tenure-track faculty primarily at the assistant professor rank, though our search is open to candidates from all academic ranks. Candidates should demonstrate achievement consistent with their rank.

RUSSW seeks highly motivated and productive scholars, and entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers, who are committed to research, social justice, and social work education. The School is regarded for its strong commitment to both R1-level scholarship and to our tradition of community-engaged research partnerships. We are open to various areas of research and are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship advances an element of diversity and inclusion in their area of expertise.

We are dedicated to ensuring a diverse and inclusive faculty environment and especially welcome applicants from underrepresented groups. Faculty who join us will have the opportunity to work in one of the most diverse states in the nation and with a student body that represents a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and identities. Our faculty is an open and collegial group, with a commitment to the success of our junior faculty.

RUSSW, ranked #17 among MSW programs in the nation, is among the largest social work programs in the United States, offering BASW, MSW, DSW, and Ph.D. degrees to over 2,000 students across three campuses in Camden (in the Philadelphia metropolitan area), Newark (in the New York metropolitan area), and New Brunswick, which is the flagship campus. The School’s externally funded portfolio exceeds $41 million. RUSSW has several strong research centers, including the Center on Violence Against Women and Children, the Center for Prevention Science, the Center for Gambling Studies, the Center for Leadership and Management, the Huamin Research Center, as well as the Institute for Families, a multi-million-dollar partnership with NJ’s Departments of Human Services and Children and Families.

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and a major research university. Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a federation of 62 leading research universities in the US and Canada, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, an academic consortium of Big 10 universities that collectively engage in over $10 billion funded research each year.

Outside the School, there are rich opportunities for collaboration with other professional schools at Rutgers, including the School of Public Health, the School of Communication and Information (with which a new initiative in digital innovation in social work is underway), the School of Management and Labor Relations, the School of Criminal Justice, the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, to name but a few.

New Jersey offers a wide range of communities in which to live, easy access to major cities on the East Coast and Washington, DC, and a great quality of life.

The Search Committee is chaired by Dr. Edward Alessi.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in the area of Social Work or a related discipline.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Successful applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Social Work or a related discipline. Applicants should have strong methodological training, outstanding research achievements, potential for publication in high-impact journals, and excellent teaching and communication skills. Faculty members are expected to maintain an extramurally-funded research agenda, teach in the programs of the School (BASW, MSW, DSW and Ph.D.), supervise Ph.D. students, and engage in service to foster the missions of RUSSW and the University.

For more information and to apply, follow this link or visit and reference posting number 19FA1863.

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