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University of Maryland School of Social Work

Announcement of Successful Candidate Faculty Position

Applications are being accepted for an open rank faculty position in the area of child welfare. Candidates for Clinical Instructor should have a Master’s Degree or above in social work or an appropriate social science discipline, and good understanding of child maltreatment and child welfare related policies and programs. Candidates with a Master in social work and PhD in social work or a related  program will be considered for a position as an Research Assistant Professor.

 The position is grant funded for research projects in the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children. The successful candidate should have the expertise to participate fully and competently in current child welfare research projects including: child welfare accountability, evaluation of family involvement meetings, and the evaluation of Kinship Navigator programs. The successful candidate is expected to provide research support including: designing research methods; conducting surveys, focus groups, and/or interviews; traveling to local department of social services to conduct on-site case reviews; supervising research staff; attending meetings with stakeholders; conducting data analyses; generating statistical reports; writing interim and final reports; assisting with grant development and grant applications; writing for peer-reviewed publication; and possibility of clinical child welfare teaching.

  • Develop, recommend, modify and implement policies and procedures and/or methods for child welfare research. Develop protocol manuals and data collection instruments.
  • Conduct Children and Family Services Review (CFSR) on-site case reviews.
  • Develop and evaluate an evidence-based Kinship Navigator program model.
  • Perform administrative duties such as conducting training for peer review staff and research activities including designing research studies, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, compliance and relevance of data.

  • Education: Minimum of a Master’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology or field of study related to social work research. 
  • Experience: Three (3) years of child welfare practice/research.
  • Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.
  • May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance.

  • Knowledge of child maltreatment and child welfare systems.
  • Ability to understand and utilize social science terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
  • Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced, routine, and project maintenance procedures.
  • Ability to perform independent projects and to serve as a consultant in area of technical specialty.
  • Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
  • Capacity and interest in statistical programming, interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
  • Ability to network with, and present information to key groups and individuals.
  • Ability to conduct library research and participate in the preparation of journal articles.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and interact with others from diverse backgrounds.
 The School of Social Work is committed to having a racially and culturally diverse faculty and support opportunities for faculty development and promotion.  The search will begin immediately and continue until filled.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. Visit our web-site at http://www.ssw.umaryland.edu


Job: Faculty
Organization: School of Social Work - Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children
Job Posting: Aug 7, 2019




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Posted: 12/10/2020
Application Due: 2/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time