The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family
Aug 15, 2022
The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy &
Practice (SP2) invites applications for the Joanne and Raymond
Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence
, a tenured,
full-professor appointment to begin July 1, 2023.
SP2 seeks a visionary researcher and educator who will advance the
core values of social innovation, impact, and justice, central to
the mission of the School and the University. The faculty selected
as the Welsh Chair will have a distinguished portfolio of research
and teaching, and leadership. The ideal candidate would have:
- A record of significant scholarly accomplishments with national
and international recognition within the broad arena of child and
family welfare and wellbeing.
- A career history of excellence in teaching, mentorship, and
service appropriate to an appointment at the rank of full
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
in their scholarship, teaching, and service.
The successful candidate will join the Field Center for
Children's Policy, Practice & Research
as a faculty director, and work collaboratively to advance its
mission. The candidate will be expected to teach in SP2's master's
and doctoral programs, as well as to provide leadership in
promoting research collaboration with faculty within the School,
the University, and with relevant agencies and institutions
locally, nationally, and internationally.
- Ph.D. in Social Work or a related field.
- Academic accomplishments appropriate for tenured appointment at
the rank of full professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Established program of path-breaking research with a
progressive track record of external (ideally federal)
- A strong record of successful management and leadership of
funded research projects.
Please submit the following materials through our online
- Cover letter.
- Research statement that includes current activities and future
- Teaching statement that includes identification of SP2 courses
- DEI statement.
- Three samples of scholarly writing.
- Contact information for three references.
Formal review of applicants will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Yoosun
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/110926
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks
talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The
University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without
regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status,
age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected
class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the
Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative
Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of
Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215)