The Ohio State University College of Social Work invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions (open rank) beginning in autumn 2021. The dean has charged the search committee with identifying exceptional candidates who contribute to the diversity of the faculty and research conducted at the college. Substantive expertise in mental health practice, poverty and inequality, race and racism, or domestic violence is desirable, but exceptional candidates in other areas may also be considered. Because we would like to continue to build the college’s capacity in research methods, the committee will also consider candidates unique expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and technology-based data collection and analysis methods. We seek candidates (at any rank) who are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring students, particularly diverse student populations. The college provides innovative teaching options at the BSSW, MSW and PhD levels, including traditional, online, and hybrid methods.
Successful junior candidates will have a well-defined research agenda, evidence of high-quality scholarship, and the capacity to benefit from the many supports and mentorship provided by the college to new faculty. Preference will be given to candidates who have two or more years of post-MSW practice. Successful senior faculty candidates will have a track record of scholarly productivity and externally-funded research, as well as evidence of their capacity to become leaders in the development of a shared vision of research, service, and instructional excellence at the college. Successful senior candidates will also be expected to serve as mentors to junior faculty and doctoral students.
The Ohio State University recognizes that diversity and inclusion are the foundation of our excellence and the College of Social Work recognizes that our strength rests in part on the diversity of our faculty, staff and students. We, therefore, encourage applicants whose backgrounds, experiences, knowledge and talents will promote an inclusive culture as diversity and social justice are central to our mission.
Additional Information for Applicants::
HISTORY The Ohio State University College of Social Work is the oldest continuously accredited public social work program in the United States. Ohio State, an extensive doctoral/research institution, is located in Columbus, Ohio’s vibrant and inclusive state capital. A diverse metropolitan region, Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the 14th largest city in the nation. Successful candidates will join our 31 tenure-track faculty members and engage with our student body of over 1,300 BSSW and MSW students and 35 PhD level students. For more information, visit our website at csw.osu.edu.
HOW TO APPLY A review of applications will begin immediately, with priority given to those applicants who apply by October 10, 2020. Initial screening interviews are expected to take place on a rolling basis as applications are received. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all screening interviews and campus visits will be conducted remotely.
Submit application materials via email to CSWFacultyApplicants@osu.edu that includes: (1) a letter of application that addresses your research interests/trajectory, courses taught (include level), and your approach to recruiting, supporting and teaching a diverse student population; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) one publication sample; and (4) three reference letters. All materials and questions should be directed to:
Dr. Natasha Bowen, Chair, Faculty Search Committee E-mail: CSWFacultyApplicants@osu.edu The Ohio State University College of Social Work 1947 College Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (614) 247-1974
The College of Social Work at The Ohio State University is proud to be a part of a university that embraces diversity, and we encourage applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or veteran status. EEO/AA Employer.
Doctorate (Academic) in social work; substantive expertise in mental health practice, poverty and inequality, race and racism, or domestic violence is desirable, but exceptional candidates in other areas may also be considered.
Target Salary: Negotiable
Job Category: Instructional/Faculty
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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