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Contance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies and Director of Institute

New York University Silver School of Social Work
New York City, New York
$175,000 - $275,000
Date posted
Feb 23, 2024

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The New York University Silver School of Social Work (SSSW) invites applications for the Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies and Faculty Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. The 9-month tenured appointment will begin September 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will be named Faculty Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, will teach in the school’s academic programs (BSW, MSW, PhD, and/or DSW), and will be engaged in university and professional service and leadership.

The McSilver Institute at New York University is nationally recognized for its scholarship and policy efforts and is an endowed research center whose mission is to disrupt generational poverty through research, policy and action. As Faculty Director of the NYU McSilver Institute, the ideal candidate will have an extensive research portfolio, will have demonstrated capacity to secure and oversee federal funding for research. The successful candidate will also be expected to lead the development of the McSilver Institute’s interdisciplinary poverty research agenda and to mentor research staff, junior faculty and doctoral students. Ideally, the candidate will possess substantive expertise in areas related to the social determinants of health/poverty (e.g., housing). They will also have experience advancing policy and have experience working with policy makers. A demonstrated commitment and research focus on poverty, racial inequality, gender equity, and advancing mentorship, pay equity, diversity and inclusion is ideal. The successful candidate will also provide service to the school and university.

A doctoral degree in social work or a related field is required, as is an outstanding record of scholarship commensurate with the career level of the candidate. Experience in research administration and leadership are preferred.

Established in 2007, the McSilver Institute is the brainchild of Dr. Constance McCatherin Silver, a New York University alum and Trustee who was determined to establish a top-notch research institute to not only contribute to intellectual discourse, but to also find solutions that would disrupt generational poverty in communities most affected by inequality and injustice. NYU McSilver recognizes the interrelatedness of race and poverty and is dedicated to dismantling structural racism and all forms of systemic oppression. In addition to its research portfolio, NYU McSilver works in New York and nationally on a number of technical assistance, training and evaluation projects that involve multiple areas of expertise including: health homes/care management, social determinants of health screening, program evaluation, trauma-informed/resiliency-based care, managed care implementation, behavioral health business best practices, family peer support, engagement, value-based payments, payment reform and family-strengthening interventions. The institute employs over forty full time staff members and regularly hosts student interns. The Institute is funded mostly through federal and state grants and has been awarded over $62 million since its establishment.

SSSW is an international leader in social work research and education and offers outstanding support for scholarship. Located in Greenwich Village on Washington Square Park and in one of the world’s great urban research universities, the SSSW is one of the 14 schools and colleges of NYU, the largest private university in the USA, with students from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. The diversity of the academic community and the incomparable resources of New York City enrich the academic programs and campus life of NYU and the SSSW. NYU is a Global University with branch campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai and additional satellite campus sites in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $175,000 - $275,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Review of applications will begin immediately. We invite applicants to apply via Interfolio and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and an equity, diversity, and inclusion statement at the following link: Applicants should also upload a research statement, a teaching statement, and two representative publications as “Additional Documents” for their application to be considered complete. All applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

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NYU Silver School of Social Work

NYU Silver School of Social Work is a premier locus for research and education of professional social workers, offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. The School serves as a major postgraduate training center for practicing social workers through its continuing education coursework and events, and offers master’s students intensive learning opportunities in family and children’s services, mental health, integrated health, substance misuse and co-occurring disorders, palliative and end-of-life care, restorative justice, and other innovative and emerging areas of social work. MSW students also have the opportunity to pursue global learning with NYU Silver programs in New York, Shanghai, and other cities around the world. NYU Silver has four campuses in the heart of New York City, Rockland County, Westchester County, and Shanghai.

Founded in 1960, NYU Silver is renowned for our strong tradition of clinical excellence, dedication to social justice, and innovative teaching, which prepare our graduates for careers of meaningful impact. The School has provided rigorous training to over 20,000 social work practitioners and leaders in every area of the field. NYU Silver’s faculty are on the leading edge of scholarly research and address society’s most intractable problems with a focus on proactive approaches and preventive interventions that transform lives. 

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