As one of the nation's top schools of social work, Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, and evidence-based practice to advance social, racial and economic justice and solve the most pressing societal problems of the 21 st century.
The BUSSW currently invites applications from midcareer academics with a commitment to research, scholarship and teaching in the field of global health with focus on addressing structural and social determinants of health in an international context, health equity and violence prevention and intervention in the U.S and globally, and the impact of migration on health/mental health, to join our faculty in the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants' research and scholarship may focus on developing global health partnerships highlighting the role of social work in addressing health equity, violence prevention and intervention, work with immigrants, refugees and displaced individuals both in the USA and globally and participation in national and global policy development regarding social work, health equity and public health.
The candidate will also design and implement study abroad and exchange educational, research, and training initiatives for faculty, PhD, MSW, and dual degree students (MSW and Masters in Public Health, MSW and Masters in Education, MSW and Masters in Theology), in collaboration with other Universities, community agencies and global organizations.
The School believes that the cultural, racial, ethnic, and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction of our academic and research programs. We are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, ethnically and racially diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive.
The candidate will join a dynamic school with an extensive research portfolio with extensive funding from NIH, SAMHSA, HRSA, and private foundations, among others, as well as supporting alumni as evidenced by the School surpassing its initial capital campaign goal of $20 million by >30%. The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with researchers in the Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health ( CISWH ), an endowed research center, and the Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research ( CADER ).
The School of Social Work is located in the heart of BU's Charles River Campus and is currently ranked #10 among graduate schools of social work by U.S. News & World Report. With over 900 MSW and PhD students from across the U.S. and abroad, 35 full-time faculty and approximately 60 lecturers participating in the main campus, off-campus, and online programs, the BU School of Social Work is a vibrant and diverse community.
The School is distinguished by its vision to advance a just society that promotes the health and empowerment of all marginalized groups, and by its mission to develop dynamic and diverse social work practitioners, leaders, and scholars in a multicultural environment. (For additional information on the Boston University School of Social Work please visit our website ( www.bu.edu/ssw .)
Position will remain open until the position is filled.
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Please submit a letter of application and current CV. In your letter of application, please outline your research, scholarship and teaching skills and experience. In the letter, we welcome a description of how, as a teacher, researcher, scholar, and/or practitioner, you engage and sustain a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to working with communities.
an established scholarship, research and practice in global health
experience in global health project implementation
experience receiving externally-funded research (i.e., USAID, UNESCO, WHO, NIH),
a strong record of social work practice and scholarly publications in global health
Additionally, BUSSW seeks an individual who has the leadership skills for interdisciplinary, collaborative research and practice and will actively pursue opportunities across Boston University's schools and colleges, local and national community organizations, and global organizations, such as USAID, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Health Organization, (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), as well as with the International Federation of Social Workers, among others.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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