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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Research

Bryn Mawr College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor position to begin August 1, 2022.  The successful candidate will contribute to the development and teaching of a diverse and inclusive curriculum, including interdisciplinary programs and college-wide initiatives such as the 360 Program.  We seek an advanced scholar able to support our strategic foci of “health and mental health across the lifespan” and “children, families and society.”  The successful candidate will be able to share leadership in our trauma-informed social work initiative and provide mentorship to faculty and students.  We seek expertise in areas such as: the impact of early adversity on development, culturally responsive translational research, and/or evidence-informed approaches to substance abuse and addictions.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to address issues of power, privilege, and oppression in social work education, research, and practice, while having an understanding of how to bridge “micro” and “macro” social work practice and research. We seek a colleague who brings the ability to teach required courses including social work practice, and who demonstrates a commitment to innovation in teaching. The successful candidate for this position will have an established research agenda, including a record of applying for and receiving external funding.  Candidates must have an MSW, at least two years post-MSW practice experience, and a Ph.D. in Social Work or a related discipline by the start date.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, and statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Search Committee via Interfolio at: In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Search Committee.  Applications received October 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Recognizing health and safety concerns during this time, the College will be as flexible as possible in determining the nature of any interviews or meetings (virtual/remote and/or in-person interaction) that are conducted for this search.

Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women with a vibrant faculty of scholar-teachers, a talented staff, and intellectually curious students eager to make a difference in the world.  The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and curricular offerings with a particular focus on enhancing ethnic and racial diversity and advancing social justice and inclusion.  We believe diversity strengthens our community and enriches the education of our students.  We have a student body of 1,300 undergraduates (32 percent are U.S. students of color and 19 percent are international students). There are 340 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities, and science. Bryn Mawr College is located in metropolitan Philadelphia and enjoys strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

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