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Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Work

Erikson Institute
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Erikson Institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Social Work with the possibility of conversion into a tenure-track assistant professor position. The expected start date is August 15, 2023. Candidates with research agendas focused on equity, justice, and human rights are encouraged to apply.




Erikson Institute offers a master's degree in social work and a social work focus area in our Ph.D. program. There are face-to-face and online tracks in the MSW program. Erikson is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Higher Learning Commission. Erikson is recognized regionally and nationally for the superior quality of its educational offerings and its contributions to clinical social work, health care, scholarship, and service to our community.




The postdoctoral fellow will teach courses in the program, develop competitive grant proposals to advance knowledge in the field, work on research projects (with program faculty), and collaborate in course design and program revisions in the pursuit of equity and justice. Candidates with critical quantitative methodological expertise and/or familiarity with mixed and multi-methods are especially encouraged to apply.




Minimum Qualifications


  • An earned MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program A Ph.D. in social work or closely aligned field by position start date Evidence of ability to teach in at least one core curriculum area (e.g., research methods, clinical practice, policy) Experience working with ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse populations



Preferred Qualifications


  • Strong methodological and statistical skills Previous experience in grant writing and working in a team setting



This job description describes the general nature and level of work assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities, and skills.




The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.





Application Materials Required


  • A cover letter (no more than 2 pages) describing research interests, methodological expertise, prospective sources of grant funding, postdoctoral and long-term career goals Curriculum Vita 1-2 peer-reviewed publications in print, in press, or under review (within last 3 years) Reference list, not reference letters (3-4 names and contact information).



NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.








Application reviews will begin April 18, 2023, and proceed until the position is filled.




About Erikson Institute


Founded in 1966 with a strong commitment to social justice, Erikson Institute is dedicated to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential. To learn more, visit our website at




Equal Opportunity Employment


Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application and/or hiring process).


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