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Columbia University Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work in New York, New York

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00002123

Field(s) of Specialization Social work, social welfare, economics, education, health policy and systems, psychology, sociology, and related disciplines

Position Title Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work

Department SSW Social Work

Division Social Work

Location Morningside

Summary Description

The Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or early-stage Associate Professor.

At CSSW, we seek to place social justice and racial justice at the center of all we do. We are uniquely attuned to the persistence and consequences of racist policies and practices that sustain inequities. The School works in opposition to these forces to promote human well-being at every level across all strata of society, and to ensure that all can reach their full potential.

For more than 120 years, CSSW has been a leader in educating professionals for careers in social work practice, policy, and administration. The School offers Master’s and doctoral programs that are widely recognized for their excellence. In addition, we aim to maintain a work environment in which all faculty can thrive.

CSSW is now conducting a faculty search, targeting scholars of race and racism, with a particular focus on anti-Black racism. We are adopting a “systems thinking” approach to analyzing the complex forces that drive disparities, and how those forces interrelate. A systems mindset affords us a window into how economic, education, criminal justice, technology, and health systems are interwoven and have deep impact on the well-being of Black Americans. While this posting targets junior faculty, we seek to hire a cluster of faculty at the junior and senior levels in the aforementioned areas to help untangle these formidable issues and reveal systems solutions to restructuring policies and practices to maximize well-being and achieve equity

Minimum Degree Required

PhD in Social Work or related field

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should demonstrate great promise in teaching and scholarship at the University level.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional engagement in the fields of social work, social welfare, economics, education, health policy and systems, psychology, sociology, and related disciplines.

Additional Information

Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor are expected to be at the beginning of a career of independent scholarly research and teaching, and demonstrate great promise of attaining distinction in their field of specialization.

To hold the Associate Professor rank, candidates are expected to have a demonstrated record of scholarly and teaching achievement and show great promise of attaining distinction in their field of specialization. To be considered for appointment as a pre-tenured Associate Professor, the candidate must show an established record of innovative and vigorous research productivity and strong teaching evaluations. Special consideration will be given to those who also maintain an extramurally-funded research program.

RAPS posting date 01/06/2021

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Each candidate must provide four documents as part of the application package: •A current curriculum vitae •A 1-2-page cover letter describing the candidate’s rationale for applying to CSSW •A personal statement (maximum 4 pages) that describes: (i) their research and how it will advance scholarship in race and racism; (ii) their approach to teaching; and (iii) their commitment to diversity and inclusion. •A set of letters of reference from individuals who know the candidate well and can comment on their potential. Please provide the name and contact information for your reference providers in the reference section of your application.

Overall, candidates should address the following issues: how they will contribute to our community’s research and education mission; how their work will further the goal of building a broadly diverse academic environment; how diversity issues have been or will be brought into courses; how their previous efforts have contributed to mentoring women or members of under-represented groups; and how their scholarship contributes to building and supporting diverse communities.

Priority deadline: January 31, 2021

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2021

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran. Columbia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, individuals from under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Personal Statement

Optional Documents