Non Tenure Track Research Assistant

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 20, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nontenure Track Research Assistant Professor

Temple University College of Public Health, a multidisciplinary academic center devoted to an innovative educational and research environment that brings a transdisciplinary perspective of health, wellness and social welfare, is seeking applicants for a nontenure track position as Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work.

Position and Qualifications. We seek an accomplished researcher with skills in community engagement and directing research trials and evaluation studies. Experience in research and evaluation with issues affecting aging populations and persons with intellectual disabilities is required. Clinical and research experience working with persons with dementia, diabetes, or other disabilities is needed. An MSW is required; training in nonprofit leadership and management is preferred. Certification is required as a Master Trainer and/or T-Trainer for programs such as the National Diabetes or Chronic Pain Self-Management programs.  In addition to research, teaching may be part of the position responsibilities.

The School of Social Work. TU SSW serves about 900 students in CSWE-accredited BSW and MSW programs. The BSW program focuses on generalist practice and the MSW program requires advanced-year students to concentrate in a practice method and specialize in a field of practice. The BSW program is offered on the Main Campus in Philadelphia, and the MSW program is offered at multiple sites, spanning urban, suburban, and rural environments. In addition, the School is currently recruiting its first cohort for its new fully online MSW program to begin Fall Semester 2017. Through a partnership with other disciplines within the College, MSW students can earn a concurrent MPH. The School is developing options to meet current social, economic and environmental needs in Trauma Informed Social Work and Medical Social Work. A strong Department of Field Education assists 500 students in securing and completing field placements.

The School of Social Work is building an impressive research portfolio that includes research on HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, health services, LGBTQ social and health issues, acculturation, fatherhood, interpersonal violence, and poverty. Research opportunities include collaborations with the Fox Chase Cancer Center, a NCI comprehensive cancer center, The Center for Obesity Research and Education, the Center for Social Policy & Community Development and other Temple schools and colleges. As part of the College of Public Health, School of Social Work faculty have access to the College’s excellent pre- and post-award support for sponsored research and the Office of Practice and Engagement.

The College of Public Health. Devoted to a transdisciplinary environment for academic programming and research, the College of Public Health has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in its programs and research profile. CPH has the highest external funding per faculty and second highest total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at the University. The College’s innovative research focuses on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science. This work is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders. A constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines, the College enrolls nearly 5,000 students in 51 programs.

The University. An urban, research-intensive university, Temple is experiencing unprecedented growth and moving up quickly in rankings. For example, the University is ranked by the National Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research. Temple is the 5th largest provider of professional education in the nation with Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI- designated Fox Chase Cancer Center and CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education. Temple is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interest to Scott Rutledge, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, at by March 1, 2017.  Appointment will begin in July 2017.

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