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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position School of Social Policy & Practice

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position School of Social Policy & Practice

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Oct 16, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) invites applications for tenure track assistant professor positions that will begin July 1, 2022.

This is an open position, and we welcome candidates from different disciplines whose research and scholarship relate to our three main areas of interest: Nonprofit Leadership, Social Work, and Social Policy. We offer three master’s degrees: Nonprofit Leadership (MS), Social Work (MSW), Social Policy (MS), as well as a doctorate in Social Work (DSW) and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare.  Advancing social justice is a core component of the School’s vision and mission.

Many opportunities for collaboration exist within the Penn academic community and with health, educational, social service, nonprofit, and government organizations regionally, nationally, and globally.

Any questions can be sent to [email protected]


We seek applications from scholars who have a PhD and strong quantitative skills and can teach across at least two programs of our three areas of interest. We are interested in scholars whose research focuses on nonprofit management, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, volunteering, leadership for social impact, or any other topic related to global civil society and have experience in quantitative methods and experimental research.

Application Instructions:

To apply you can submit the following materials through our online application system:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter that states why you are applying and your interests in SP2.
  • A personal statement that provides details of your current and future research and teaching and mentorship of students, grants, etc.
  • A teaching statement that provides your teaching philosophy, including the courses that you could teach in our programs.
  • A diversity statement of your commitment to diversity and inclusion, particularly addressing how this influences your teaching research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Three samples of scholarly writing.
  • Three letters of recommendation (letters may be uploaded by the candidate).


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