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Associate Professor of Social Welfare

Posted: 8/15/2017 (Employment)

The UCLA Department of Social Welfare in the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs is searching for tenure-track faculty at the rank Associate or Full Professor with mental health expertise, to join a distinguished Department with more than a 65-year tradition of educating and serving ethnically and culturally diverse urban populations. The Department of Social Welfare is in the 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 school-wide undergraduate major in Public Affairs in the fall of 2019.

Candidates will be considered for the Marjorie Crump Chair within the Department of Social Welfare.  The Endowed Chair is a five-year appointment and is for a distinguished scholar whose research addresses cutting edge and innovative issues in the field of social welfare. Ideal mid-career and senior candidates should be able to provide leadership in securing extramural research funding, including the potential for center grants. In addition, applicants should have an MSW degree, a doctorate in social welfare or a related field, and demonstrated success as a productive scholar as evidenced by publications in top-tier journals in social welfare and related fields.

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 should have teaching and research interests in mental health or a related field. We are especially interested in applicants who focus on mental health disparities, community-based mental health interventions, and/or mental health policy. Faculty candidates are expected to teach foundation and advanced courses in the MSW program and mentor PhD students in their areas of expertise.  We are seeking those who are able to teach direct practice and human behavior in the social environment. Applicants should have experience in mentoring and outreach to diverse groups of students.

Position is open until filled, but early inquiries are encouraged.  Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2017.  To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and the names & addresses 3 references ONLINE to: .  For questions related to the position, please contact Search Committee Chair and Professor Todd Franke at

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Deadline: 09/15/2017

Location: UCLA