The Rutgers University School of Social Work is currently seeking a non-tenure track research faculty member at the assistant professor rank to join in the continued expansion of the School's Center for Prevention Science. This is a 12-month New Brunswick based position subject to contractual renewals. Salary is commensurate with experience.
We seek highly motivated and productive scholars, and entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers, who have a strong commitment to research. Successful candidates will be interested in inter- and transdisciplinary research that advances the reputation of the Center and School. We are particularly interested in scholars who can advance research agendas in substance misuse prevention, community organizing, and youth empowerment. All NTT faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly/professional dissemination and service activities in accordance with their rank.
The successful candidate will work at the Center for Prevention Science at the Rutgers School of Social Work. The Center strives to build the capacity of community-based organizations to create changes in public policy or environmental conditions that cause social and health disparities. This mission is accomplished through a collaborative approach that focuses on transdisciplinary research, education, and community engagement.
Outside the School, there are rich opportunities for collaboration with other professional schools at Rutgers, including the School of Public Health, the School of Communication and Information (with which a new initiative in digital innovation in social work is underway), the School of Management and Labor Relations, the School of Criminal Justice, the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, to name but a few.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Minimum Requirements: Doctorate degree (DSW or PhD) in social work or related field. Must have research experience in the area of substance misuse prevention.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Preferred Qualifications: Strong methodological training, outstanding research achievements or potential for publication in top journals, and communication skills. The new faculty member is expected to be actively involved in research and grant work, and mentor students at the doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate levels. Candidates should demonstrate achievement consistent with their rank. All candidates are expected to maintain an extramurally-funded research agenda. As always, we seek to increase the diversity of our faculty, and welcome applicants from under-represented groups.
Posting Number: 20FA0688
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 117088
About Rutgers University
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