The Temple University School of Social Work invites applications for midcareer and senior faculty eligible for tenure on hire. We seek individuals committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary research in social work, public health and other aligned disciplines who address disparities in social determinants of health, improve university engagement with communities, contribute to the evidence base in social work, and advance social justice.
Qualifications. Candidates should have an active, externally funded research portfolio and an earned doctorate in social work, social welfare, public health or a relevant social science discipline. Individuals should demonstrate interest in working across disciplines to understand and intervene in factors that shape the health of individuals, families and communities with a particular interest in health disparity populations. We seek candidates who have funded research in areas consistent with the values and interests of social work and who have interest in advancing interdisciplinary investigation. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education. Compensation, benefits and start-up are competitive. We welcome cluster hires of senior and early career researchers along with research staff.
The School of Social Work. Dr. Philip McCallion, an international expert in aging, dementia and intellectual disabilities, joined Temple in 2017. Under his direction, SSW’s 26 faculty serve 800 students in CSWE-accredited BSW and MSW programs. The BSW program focuses on generalist practice and the MSW program requires advanced-year students to concentrate in a practice method and specialize in a field of practice. These programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through 2023. SSW plans to launch a doctoral program soon.
There is a strong commitment to the support of students already in the workforce, building interdisciplinary education and expanding educational opportunities. The School is in its 2nd year of delivering a fully online MSW program. Through a partnership with other disciplines within the College, MSW students can earn a concurrent MPH and additional joint degrees are in development. A strong Department of Field Education assists about 400 students annually with field placements. SSW contributes significantly to the College’s Office of Clinical Practice and Field Education, which makes 3,500 placements annually and maintains relationships with 3,000 community agencies. In the past year, SSW faculty contributed to 40 continuing education opportunities for 400 participants supporting the School’s growth in answering career development needs for social workers.
The School of Social Work’s impressive research portfolio includes research on fatherhood, aging, HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, health services, LGBTQ social and health issues, acculturation, interpersonal violence, and poverty. Collaborations at Temple exist with the Fox Chase Cancer Center (a NCI comprehensive cancer center), the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Public Health and Rehabilitation Science departments, and other schools and colleges including Medicine, Law, Liberal Arts, Education and Business.
School of Social Work faculty have access to the College of Public Health’s excellent pre- and post-award support for sponsored research. There are additional supports and incentives for the development of funded research.
The College of Public Health. The College is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, staff and faculty embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good.
The School of Social Work is one of 9 CPH academic units enrolling 4,600 students in in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College, fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health as a school of public health, has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, interprofessional education, research funding, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The School of Social Work is an active participant in the College’s research portfolio that includes behavioral, social and environmental inquiries, medical interventions, and basic science. Particular research strengths include obesity, cancer, mental health, aphasia and other language disorders, HIV/AIDS, organ and tissue donation, and aging. In addition, a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice is being launched.
The College has the highest level of extramural funding per faculty member and second highest amount of total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at Temple University. Much of this research support comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense as well as a wide range of foundations. CPH faculty collaborate with the Center for Public Health Law Research, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Temple University Health System and other area health care systems.
The University. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center.
To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, 1-page research statement, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin immediately. Dr. Jay Fagan, Professor and Co-Director of the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, welcomes confidential inquiries at email@example.com.
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