Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The School of Social Work seeks an outstanding scholar to join the faculty as a Research Associate. This is a full-time, academic year, appointment with responsibilities in the following areas: 78% Research, 12% Teaching, and 10% Service/Outreach. The Research Associate will work with Child Welfare researchers in the School who have expertise in child welfare workforce development, child abuse and neglect, child welfare prevention and intervention services, and child welfare policy. This position will include working with existing research teams to advance work that is in progress as well as initiate new research projects. Seeking external funding is expected. Publications and other products from this research are expected. The School of Social Work has a network of strong relationships with the child welfare research and practice community nationally. These provide the ideal opportunity for a junior scholar to build their research portfolio. Current child welfare faculty are prepared to mentor a Research Associate and collaborate on mutually beneficial scholarly outputs such as grants, contracts, and manuscripts. The Research Associate will have the opportunity to gain experience independently teaching and managing a child welfare course in either the practice or policy sequence, depending on their areas of interest and expertise. This one-year position can be renewed for an additional year if criteria are met.
Appointment: This is a 9-month fixed term academic year appointment beginning August 16, 2022. Salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Michigan State University offers an excellent selection of benefits; please see www.hr.msu.edu for more information.
MSU has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and award-winning school districts. MSU is also pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU's dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. MSU actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, transgender or gender diverse individuals, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
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Doctorate -Social Work or a related field
An earned doctorate in Social Work or a related field by the date of hire
A commitment to conduct research that informs practice and policy impacting child welfare
A beginning record of scholarly productivity as evidenced by peer reviewed manuscripts, national, peer-reviewed conference presentations, and pursuit of research funding
Demonstrated excellence in self-motivated research
Excellent oral and written communication skills
A record of success in acquiring extramural research funding
Experience with data management, data analysis, and data display
Research interest and focus on the child welfare workforce
Prior social work practice experience in a child welfare setting
Required Application Materials
Complete applications must include:
a cover letter detailing the reasons for applying for the position and how your research and/or background fits with the research directions stated in the position description;
a curriculum vitae;
a 1-page research statement;
a 1-page teaching statement;
a 1 page diversity and inclusion statement (a statement addressing how past/and or
potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment
to inclusive excellence);
A dissertation abstract
the names and contact information for three professional references.
We will begin reviewing applications on J, 2021. Inquiries about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Gary Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The School of Social Work is committed to a mission of social justice and positive change. Our BASW, MSW, and PhD programs educate students to provide ethical, competent, responsive, and innovative social work practice, and our scholarship generates and disseminates high quality research that improves the well-being of the most vulnerable in society. Our teaching, research, and outreach synergistically promote social justice, positive change, and solutions to the problems facing diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Our research is community-engaged and strength-based.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.Together, we tackle some of the world?s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better?from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.The nation?s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world?on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we?re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.