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Fuller Family Endowed Chair for Social Justice

Baylor University
Waco, Texas

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Faculty Jobs
Professional Fields, Social Work
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Baylor University seeks to fill the Fuller Family Endowed Chair for Social Justice, to start August 2024. 

This endowed faculty position is at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor within the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, with a commitment to the educational preparation of social workers, a substantial scholarship program with a focus on social justice for marginalized populations, and the ability to connect their research with congregations and/or religious organizations. 



Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in social work or a related discipline, an enthusiasm for the mission of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, an active Christian or Jewish faith, and a rigorous research agenda that focuses on elements of social justice for marginalized populations. Preference is given to candidates presenting a record of effective teaching, an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program, and a minimum of two years post-master’s professional experience and evidence for established and diverse research funding. 

Application instructions are available at You will be asked to provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and transcripts in the application process. Finalists selected for interviews will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation and a statement of religious engagement. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be reviewed beginning on October 15, 2023. The position will close on December 1, 2023.To learn more about the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL:; or 


About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. 


Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. 


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