Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Wayne State University School of Social Work in Michigan

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 5, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time



Our research infrastructure, innovative curriculum, inspired teaching and community engagement make our School an exciting place for those committed to applied research, scholarship and social work education. We are recruiting outstanding candidates with research expertise in the areas of health/behavioral health, cultural diversity and culturally responsive practice or poverty and economic disparity. Preference is for candidates whose research and teaching demonstrate knowledge about issues and concerns of urban, poor or vulnerable populations.


Candidates must have a doctorate in social work, social welfare or a related discipline. At the assistant level, candidates must have a record of publications and a minimum of three years of full-time faculty experience, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students. At the associate and full levels, candidates must have a record of outstanding and consistent publications, external funding, teaching and service that would support being awarded tenure. For candidates interested in teaching courses in foundation practice, a masters degree in social work plus two years post-masters direct practice experience is preferred.


The School of Social Work, accredited since 1945, is a national leader in preparing students for professional practice. Affirming this tradition, the School is committed to addressing complex problems, promoting social justice and fostering overall well-being through engaged teaching, applied research and partnerships within an urban and global context. The Center for Social Work Research staff, housed in the School, provides support for faculty research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary collaboration. For more information about the School please visit our website at


Wayne State University is a Research University/Very High Research Activity (RU/VH) with 13 Schools and Colleges, offering more than 370 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs to over 29,000 students.  The University is located in Midtown Detroit, a vibrant academic and cultural center within a few blocks of the Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System, several libraries, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Museum of African American History, the Detroit Symphony, and two Wayne State theaters. 



Applications must be made online, at, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information of three references and a writing sample.


Posting Number: 039788


Contact Arlene Weisz at Email: or Phone: 313-577-4420 for additional information.

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