Applications are being accepted for a Research Assistant Professor non-tenure track faculty position in the area of child welfare. Candidates should have a PhD degree (or ABD) in social work or an appropriate social science discipline, and good understanding of child maltreatment and child welfare related policies and programs.
The position is grant funded for research projects in the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children, which is a leading research organization engaged in child and family services research within Maryland and beyond. The Research Assistant Professor is required to have the expertise to participate fully and competently in current child welfare research projects including: child welfare accountability, evaluation of family involvement meetings, evaluation of Kinship Navigator programs. The Research Assistant Professor (RAP) is expected to provide research support including: designing research approaches; conducting surveys, focus groups, and/or interviews; traveling to local department of social services to conduct on-site case reviews; supervising research staff; attending meetings with stakeholders; conducting data analyses; generating statistical reports; writing interim and final reports; assisting with grant development and grant applications; and writing for peer-reviewed publication. The RAP is a non-tenure track position that has a series leading to Research Associate Professor and Research Professor.
The School of Social Work is committed to having a racially and culturally diverse faculty and support opportunities for faculty development and promotion. The search will begin immediately and continue until filled for an appointment to begin immediately, or, as soon as the applicant is available.
Develop, recommend, modify and implement policies and procedures and/or methods for child welfare research. Develop protocol manuals and data collection instruments.
Conduct Children and Family Services Review (CFSR) on-site case reviews.
Develop and evaluate an evidence-based Kinship Navigator program model.
Perform administrative duties such as conducting training for peer review staff and research activities including designing research studies, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, compliance and relevance of data.
Candidates Must Apply Online through TALEO using the link below:
Please upload the following documents as part of the application package:
(1) a cover letter with a summary of research experience (including level of understanding of child maltreatment/child welfare policy, programs, research); (2) curriculum vitae; and
(3) names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
For additional questions after applying online please email:
Haksoon Ahn, PhD
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Chair, Search Committee
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Visit our website at http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu
Organization: School of Social Work - Administrative Services
Job Posting: Jan 15, 2019
Internal Number: 112542
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