The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work invites applicants for up to three (3) open-rank tenure track positions. The School has an established record of excellence in research and teaching; extensive interdisciplinary relationships and opportunities; a strong national presence around issues of race and social problems, child welfare, health, mental health, aging; and substantial and sustained community-engaged work and partnerships throughout the broader Pittsburgh community. We seek colleagues who can help expand our expertise and efforts in these broad areas, and who can contribute to our diverse intellectual and collaborative community.
The School of Social Work at Pitt is celebrating its lO0th anniversary and is consistently ranked among the top schools of social work in the nation. The School is known for its strong educational programs (BASW, MSW (micro and macro), and PhD); innovative, interdisciplinary, and productive programs of research; and national leadership via long-standing and emerging programs and centers (The Center on Race and Social Problems, the Child Welfare Education and Research Programs, the Center for Interventions to Enhance Community Health). The School embodies the best qualities of social work and of the broader University. Social Work faculty and students are centrally involved in a wide range of university-level initiatives, including the University's Community Engagement Centers, Center for Global Health, and integrated health and interprofessional education. This combination of resources, activities, and colleagues within and beyond the School creates an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment.
REQUIREMENTS AND POSITION DESCRIPTION We are seeking individuals for fall 2019. These three positions require an earned doctorate in social work or a related discipline, relevant experience and credentials, a strong commitment to teaching and research, and clear evidence of potential for high-impact scholarship. Substantive area of scholarly/research focus is open. We seek colleagues who share our focus on interdisciplinary, intersectional, and community-engaged work. We are interested in applicants who can contribute to the School 's areas of strength and collaborative potential (mental health, child welfare, race and social problems, health, aging). We particularly encourage those who can expand our expertise around advanced direct practice, substance abuse/addictions, and/or whose work focuses on critical cross-cutting issues and subgroups (e.g., interpersonal/gender-based violence, poverty, LGBTQ+, trauma, innovation/leadership, evidence-based interventions).
The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We particularly encourage applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and military veterans.
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Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
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