Associate Professor of Social Work

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Associate Professor of Social Work

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Jan 11, 2019

Tulane University’s School of Social Work (TSSW) invites applications for a 9-month tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor to join our top tier faculty of 20 full time colleagues and over 20 Adjunct members of the team. The expected start date is July 1, 2019. The focus of this new hire is to cultivate and continue to grow the research efforts of the Tulane School of Social Work.

Tulane University is a Carnegie designated Research I institution, located within the vibrant city of New Orleans. The Tulane School of Social Work draws its strength from over 100 years of effective clinical training and powerful community work. The School of Social Work is expanding our research capacity and research infrastructure to support projects that make significant impacts in our communities. The successful candidate will add the School’s rich history and exceptional faculty in the dynamic and multicultural New Orleans area. This role will include research support and start-up funding to fortify our research mission as a Carnegie designee.

Candidates shall have an exceptional record of research, teaching, and service consistent with an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. The TSSW is seeking candidates with expertise in any of the following areas: Clinical behavioral health & addiction, Health, and community participatory research. Candidates should have evidence of a strong foundation in federal level research or equivalent experience, scholarly publications in top-level journals, and strong skills in preparing research grant proposals for external funding (Federal, State, or foundations). The teaching opportunities will be within the Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership, and Doctorate of Social Work. These programs of distinction are delivered in both an online and on-campus format.


The following qualifications are PREFERRED only

  • Earned doctorate in social work or in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology or Public Health).
  • Successful record of external funding (federal-NIH, NSF, SAMHSA, HRSA, NIJ and/or foundations) including a current active research program
  • Strong record of significant publications in high impact journals and recognized leadership in the field
  • Strong track-record of mentoring faculty
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary collaborations
  • Top tier teaching history and successful mentoring of graduate students (MSW, MPH, PhD, DSW)
  • MSW from an accredited CSWE program and license eligible is desirable

Application Instructions:

Interested persons should submit:

  • A letter of application outlining qualifications and credentials
  • Research strategy and plan to secure funding
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • A curriculum vita
  • 3-5 sample publications
  • Names of three references, including their emails.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Questions should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Tonya Hansel [email protected]




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Posted: 12/28/2018
Application Due: 2/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time