SSW RESEASCH ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, OFFICE OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

Employer
Arizona State University
Location
Arizona, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

SSW Research Assistant Professor, Office of Gender-Based Violence, School of Social Work

 

Description:

The Office of Gender Based Violence in the School of Social Work in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-track, 12-month Research Assistant Professor position on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus to begin January 2022.

Research Assistant Professors are fixed-term faculty members with the possibility of year to year employment at ASU based on continued excellent performance, the needs of the institution, and availability of funding. This position will advance work in the areas of domestic violence education, trauma informed care, and research with survivors of intimate partner violence and homicide.

 

This position will conduct and manage a team of research assistants and interns (across disciplines and universities) who will be conducting trauma-informed structured and semi-structured interviews with survivors of intimate partner violence and next-of-kin of homicide victims. These data will be captured as both qualitative and quantitative data, entered into Qualtrics, and used to identify patterns of escalation and risk factors for intimate partner homicide. The Research Assistant Professor will be responsible for training team members in trauma-informed practices and vicarious trauma, maintaining confidentiality and research records in compliance with IRB, and working with administrative professionals to distribute and track research incentives. The individual will have opportunities to contribute to the research, policy, and practice literature based on the research conducted. The ideal candidate will have a mix of both practice and research experience that will allow them to implement trauma-informed practices within a research setting. The Research Assistant Professor will contribute to the SSW curriculum by supervising interns and may have the opportunity to improve content, including content on trauma-informed care and vicarious trauma, within both undergraduate and graduate certificates in domestic violence. The position reports to the Director of the Office of Gender Based Violence.

 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

The School of Social Work actively seeks and supports a culturally diverse faculty and student body. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Our School, and indeed the entirety of our University, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. ASU is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information about the School of Social Work; Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and Arizona State University, please visit https://socialwork.asu.edu/ https://publicservice.asu.edu/ and https://www.asu.edu/.

ASU provides an intellectually collegial and supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and international research. The SSW’s strong research and educational infrastructure includes the NIH/NIMHD funded Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, the Global Center for Applied Health Research, the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, the Center for Child Well-Being, Family Violence Center, Office of American Indian Projects, Office of Forensic Social Work and Training, Office of Gender-Based Violence, Office of Global Social Work, Office of Latino Projects, Office of Offender Diversion and Sentencing, and Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research. Office of Community Health, Engagement, and Resiliency.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • D. in the social sciences, health, or a related field, or a DSW, by time of appointment.
  • Knowledge of the complex dynamics of intimate partner violence and/or homicide.
  • Experience with trauma-informed interventions or care.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques.
  • Demonstration and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

Desired Qualifications:

  • An earned master’s degree in social work from CSWE accredited institution.
  • 2 years post MSW experience
  • Experience working with victims and/or perpetrators of domestic violence.
  • Experience working on grants, including grant reporting, and willingness to write grants.
  • Record of scholarly publications in the field of intimate partner violence, homicide, trauma-informed care or a related topic.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience supervising students and employees, particularly social work supervision experience.
  • Demonstrable practice or teaching experience with racially, ethnically, economically diverse clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect research and social work practice.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct trauma-informed structured and semi-structured interviews with survivors of intimate partner violence and next-of-kin of homicide victims.
  • Manage a team of research assistants and interns who will be conducting trauma-informed structured and semi-structured interviews with survivors of intimate partner violence and next-of-kin of homicide victims.
  • Train team members in trauma-informed practices and vicarious trauma.
  • Maintain confidentiality and research records in compliance with IRB.
  • Work with administrative professionals to distribute and track participant incentives.
  • Contribute to the research, policy, and practice literature based on the research conducted.
  • Contribute to the SSW curriculum, including serving as field supervisor/liaison.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit https://socialwork.asu.edu/job-opportunities Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier: Complete applications must contain the following items:

  • Resume or Curriculum vitae
  • A statement no more than 3-pages which includes the following:
  • Your interest in this position and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications
  • A paragraph on your experience with trauma-informed interventions, in particularly in relationship to intimate partner violence or homicide
  • A paragraph summarizing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Information for three professional references (name, organization, position, title, e-mail address, phone number). At least one reference needs to be a current and/or past supervisor.

 

The initial application deadline is December 6, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Arizona time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. For questions or additional information contact: Jill Messing, PhD, MSW, Director, Office of Gender-Based Violence, Jill.Messing@asu.edu

 

Arizona State University is committed to building a model for an American research university that measures impact by the success of its students, and faculty committed to the public good with solution-focused research that expands interdisciplinary thinking, and a university that accepts major responsibility for health, economic, and social development of its community.

 

The Watts College of Public Services and Community Solutions has a student body of over 7,122 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 57 percent students of color. SSW is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

 

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, and reference checks. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

 

About ASU

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for Innovation for the seventh consecutive year, ahead of MIT (3) and Stanford (7), according to US News and World Reports. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.

 

ASU’s Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is home to ASU’s most diverse student body, with the highest percentage of people from historically underrepresented populations, transfer and working students – and the largest community of first-generation college students. Among our students are nearly 300 veterans and international students from 59 countries.

 

We are also committed to advancing anti-racist policies and practices as described in a recent statement by President Crow in support of our Black students, faculty, and staff (available online at: https://president.asu.edu/statements/asus-commitment-to-black-students-faculty-and-staff ).

 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For complete statements on ASU’s non‐ discrimination policies, please refer to: http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/. The School of Social Work actively encourages diversity among its students, faculty, and staff.

 

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU‐Clery‐Report.pdf You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480‐965‐ 3456.

 

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