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Apply now Job no: 241597-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional

Position Summary:

The Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social work invites applications for tenure-track or tenured positions at the assistant, associate or full rank. We welcome candidates of all specializations relevant to social work. Candidates must demonstrate an excellent, forward-looking research program, and evidence of or potential to contribute strong teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level, and service to the school, the university, and the profession.

Principal Duties:

Duties include establishing (for Assistant rank) or continuing (for Associate/Full) an excellent, forward-looking research program, strong teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as service to the School of Social Work, the university, and the profession. The normal teaching load in the School of Social Work is four courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level (two courses per semester).

The successful candidate's research, teaching, and service will clearly implement anti-oppressive practice and policy. The successful candidate will work to proactively support the expansion of diversity among all components of the School, and ensure an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Social Work or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

For a tenure-track position, candidate must demonstrate the capacity to conduct an innovative program of research important to social work and responsive, effective teaching and service to the school, university and profession. Social work practice experience is preferred but not required.

For a tenured position, candidate should have at least 6 years in a university faculty position or government or social work research position and a demonstrated track record of national leadership in their area with academic accomplishments as a scholar and teacher that meet the standards for a tenured appointment in the School of Social Work.

The Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work is committed to advancing diversity in all areas, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement at all levels. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter and indicate their experience, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

The School of Social Work strives to enhance human well-being and promote human rights, social and economic justice through five academic programs, in partnership with hundreds of community agencies, and based on almost a century of experience. The faculty of the School of Social Work are committed to rigorous research aimed at advancing knowledge about social work, social welfare, and intervention strategies. The faculty is highly interdisciplinary, working in fields such as human development, psychology, public affairs, economics, urban planning, sociology, and social work and have a long history of excellence in research, in teaching, and as practicing social workers. Many faculty are affiliated with research centers on campus that foster a dynamic intellectual environment and invite collaboration such as the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), The Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), The Waisman Center, the UW Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) and the Center for Financial Security (CFS) to name a few research hubs. The department provides an excellent environment for the development of an outstanding research program and a vibrant place to learn and teach.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, go to at JOBS at UW and search for PVL 241597. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload: 1) C.V., 2) cover letter, 3) 3 writing samples (in ONE document), 4) a statement addressing past and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and service, 5) names and contact information for 3 references.

Contact: David Barger ( for all administrative concerns related to applications on JOBS at UW. Dr. Marah A. Curtis (, chair of the search committee, for questions about the search process.

For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than 11:59pm on November 1, 2021. However, the position will remain open until filled.


David Barger
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