School of Social Work, Open Ranks - Tenure Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty (3 Vacancies)


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Job Title School of Social Work, Open Ranks - Tenure Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty (3 Vacancies) Position Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (TT); Clinical Assistant Professor (NTT) Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Chicago-Water Tower Campus Location Code SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK (02800A) Department Name SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) is a Jesuit Catholic University dedicated to the Ignatian heritage of faith, seeking God in everyday life; a profound commitment to the poor; to transformative education in the Ignatian tradition of caring for students; and to issues of social responsibility and justice. Celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2020, LUC is a comprehensive, private, independent, urban institution of higher education located in vibrant Chicago. The University endeavors to develop the lives of students, faculty and staff in a spirit of inquiry for the development and application of knowledge for service to others and for living a life that is dedicated to the enrichment of the world. Respect for the person, caring for others, and action in the service of faith and social justice are central to the University’s mission. The commitment to social justice is core to both the School of Social Work and University missions.The University strives for and respects healthy work-life balance and family life, including in requirements for tenure and promotion.

Celebrating its 100th Anniversary of MSW Accreditation in 2021, the School of Social Work ( SSW ) offers the BSW, MSW, & Ph.D. in Social Work. Keeping a focus on mission, the SSW launched the first-of-its kind online, bilingual (Spanish) MSW program in fall 2019. In Fall 2021, the SSW will launch an MA in Public Service Leadership with tracks in Civic and Political Engagement and Communication; Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness; Social/Health Impact Management & Measurement; and Global Social & Sustainable Development. The faculty & staff are committed to transformative education to serve anti-racist aims. Current innovations include week-long Community Immersion activities; community-engaged research; developing pedagogy that infuses advocacy for social justice throughout all coursework; and making field education more accessible via augmented simulation with standardized patients, using traditional and innovative technologies in teaching and learning.

The School provides opportunities for students to expand their worldview through classes at our John Felice Rome Center, videoconference classes with international partner universities, and a robust reciprocal immersion program in the area of refugees and immigrants in Mexico and the U.S. Mexico border area. Several existing (and in development) innovative certificate programs that keep students at the cutting-edge as “practitioners for the future” complete our preparation of social work professionals. Faculty have support for their personal research agendas, leave-time for research, and mentoring if desired. In addition, to support tenure track faculty careers, summer stipend, supplemental research funds, and sabbatical support may be requested. Faculty have opportunities to develop pioneering CEU and certificate programs for life-long learning. You will join an experienced and committed cadre of faculty and staff at a time of innovation and during the process of re-envisioning our collective offerings to meet the “greater good” in society. More details of our mission, faculty expertise, curriculum, Centers and other opportunities are at http://www.luc.edu/socialwork/.

Duties and Responsibilities
We seek applicants with teaching and research interests in the following areas: generalist practice infused with justice and diversity commitments; anti-racist social work practice; innovative engagement, assessment,

intervention; social movements; evaluation in direct and policy practice; poverty; trauma; violence across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities; and migration.

We encourage applicants whose research, teaching, and community engagement interests focus on the African-American/Black and Latinx populations and their diasporas with an ability to engage in the experiences of these and other peoples of communities of color. Bilingual (Spanish) applicants are encouraged to apply. We would expect the successful candidate to be competent in teaching across programs and across at least two curricular domains ( HBSE, practice, policy, research). Candidates will be expected to teach weekdays, evenings, and some weekends at all of our campuses, and should be experienced in teaching online/hybrid formats.

Qualifications

A MSW degree and a Ph.D. degree in Social Work or a related field is required for all positions. A minimum of two years of post MSW practice experience is required. Candidates are expected to share a passion for the welfare of vulnerable and disenfranchised populations; a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity; and a dedication to the role of social work in urban communities.

To be considered at the Associate and Professor level, the candidate will also have:
• An established scholarship and research agenda
• A strong record of publication and externally-funded research related to poverty; violence across the lifespan; trauma; and/or migration
• A strong record of mentorship activity with junior faculty at the departmental and/or university level

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. The School of Social Work and Loyola University Chicago are committed to hiring diverse faculty who share our core social justice mission.

Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

A MSW degree and a Ph.D. degree in Social Work or a related field is required for all positions. A minimum of two years of post MSW practice experience is required. Candidates are expected to share a passion for the welfare of vulnerable and disenfranchised populations; a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity; and a dedication to the role of social work in urban communities.

To be considered at the Associate and Professor level, the candidate will also have:
• An established scholarship and research agenda
• A strong record of publication and externally-funded research related to poverty; violence across the lifespan; trauma; and/or migration
• A strong record of mentorship activity with junior faculty at the departmental and/or university level

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. The School of Social Work and Loyola University Chicago are committed to hiring diverse faculty who share our core social justice mission.

Open Date 10/29/2020 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter indicating the position and rank you seek and your qualifications and experiences as they align with the mission and work of the School of Social Work (https://www.luc.edu/socialwork/aboutus/) and Loyola University Chicago. Tenure Track Position applicants will be required to provide a sample article (published or in press), in which they had a significant role (preferably first author). Candidates assessed for initial interviews will be required to supply the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to speak to the candidate’s professional qualifications and preparedness for this position. References will be contacted only after applicant is short-listed to engage with our faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders on a campus visit.

Please send inquiries to María Vidal De Haymes, Chair, Search Committee, School of Social Work, mvidal@luc.edu. This year all of the search activities will be initiated virtually, with campus-visits scheduled when it is deemed safe and healthy by the University. Applications should be submitted using the portal: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14442

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

Quick Link for Posting http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14442 Job Number 8500496, 8500640, 8501161 Organizational Location PROVOST
Posting Details

Number of Vacancies 3 Desired Start Date 08/10/2021 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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