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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Tenure-track Faculty Positions
Department School of Social Work
Salary Open
Posting Summary

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, centers and institutes. We plan to add 3 faculty members to our tenure track faculty primarily at the assistant professor rank, though our search is open to candidates from all academic ranks.

We seek highly motivated and productive scholars, and entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers, who have a strong commitment to research, social justice, and social work education. Successful candidates will be interested in inter- and transdisciplinary research that advances the reputation of the School. In this year’s search, we are particularly interested in scholars who can advance research agendas in the following areas: Addictions, Community Organizing, Criminal Justice, Intervention Research, Public Health, Interprofessional Health, Technology and Social Work, and Violence Against Women and Children (including teen dating violence, stalking, and perpetrators).

Successful applicants should hold a Ph.D. in the area of Social Work or a related discipline. They should have strong methodological training, outstanding research achievements or potential for publication in top journals, and excellent teaching and communication skills. The new faculty member is expected to teach MSW and Ph.D. level courses, to be actively involved in research and grant work, and supervise Ph.D. students. Candidates should demonstrate achievement consistent with their rank. All candidates are expected to maintain an extramurally-funded research agenda while participating in the education of graduate students. As always, we seek to increase the diversity of our faculty, and welcome applicants from under-represented groups.


Minimum Education and Experience

PhD in social work or a related discipline.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

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.

RUSSW is among the largest in the United States, offering the BASW, MSW, DSW, and Ph.D. degrees to over 1800 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 $31 million. The School’s current centers and institutes include the Institute for Families, a multi-million-dollar partnership with NJ’s Departments of Human Services and Children and Families, as well as the Center on Violence Against Women and Children, the Center for Prevention Science, the Center for Gambling Studies, the Center for Leadership and Management, and the Huamin Research Center.

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 is one of the most diverse states, and Rutgers has one of the most diverse student bodies, in the country. The Garden State 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.


Posting Details

Posting Number 17FA1304
Posting Open Date 09/01/2017
Posting Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should apply online with their curriculum vitae, letter of application/cover letter, and list of references.

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Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents