The Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles (www.luskin.ucla.edu) is presently recruiting for a faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor to join its distinguished Department of Social Welfare, with a 65-year tradition of educating and serving diverse urban populations. The Department’s mission is to promote excellence in research and leadership for 21st century social policies and practices, from local to global settings. It seeks an early-career candidate with post-doctoral research and teaching experience and a demonstrated record in publishing and securing external funding in the area of Social and Economic Justice. The Department of Social Welfare is in a process of dynamic growth. We are currently introducing three new areas of concentration in our MSW curriculum: Social and Economic Justice, Health and Mental Health Across the Life Span, and Child and Family Well-being, and launching a schoolwide undergraduate major in Public Affairs in the fall of 2019.
Ideal candidates for this position of Assistant Professor are investigating social inequalities and disparities by conducting research to understand their root causes, and/or to address these inequalities through existing or innovative interventions and social policies. They are developing, using, and teaching state-of-the-art research methodologies and have experience in community outreach and engagement. Appropriate areas of investigation can include philosophies of social justice and distribution of wealth, poverty, labor and employment, social justice organizing and activism, housing and homelessness, environmental justice, positive youth and adult criminal justice, immigration, disabilities, race and ethnicity, or any area within social and economic justice with a demonstrated relevance for social welfare.
The Department of Social Welfare welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in social welfare, social work or in a related social science, health science, or policy field; have a robust research and research dissemination agenda; and be prepared to teach at the Masters, Ph.D., and Undergraduate levels. An MSW degree is preferred. All faculty in the Luskin School of Public Affairs (including the departments of Social Welfare, Urban Planning, and Public Policy) have opportunities to participate in current initiatives in global affairs, digital technologies, the environment, democracy and inequality, and social justice, equity, and opportunity. Applicants should have experience in mentoring and outreach to diverse groups of students.
The position is open until filled. Interested persons are strongly encouraged to apply before September 15, 2017. To apply, submit a cover letter outlining your research and teaching interests and accomplishments, a complete curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of three references online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03142. For questions related to the position contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor David Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org). The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
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