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Assoc/Full Professor - Macro Practice - Berkeley Social Welfare

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The School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the level of Associate or Full Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. (Search #JPF01414) We seek to hire an Associate or Full Professor who will lead our field in the area of macro practice in the 21st century.

Candidates will be considered for the endowed Milton and Florence Krenz Mack Distinguished Professorship and Chair within the Department of Social Welfare, and also considered for appointment as director of the endowed Mack Research Center. The Endowed Chair is a five-year, potentially renewable appointment reserved for a distinguished scholar whose research addresses cutting edge and innovative issues in the field of social welfare.

We seek an individual who has:
• a track record of successfully pursuing and disseminating funded and unfunded research resulting in a substantial impact in social work/social welfare;
• a deep understanding of the practice issues emerging from interactions between social policies, community environments, and organizations that inform both the classroom and research programs;
• a capability for inter-disciplinary research and teaching linked internally to our School’s specializations and externally to allied fields that may enable a secondary academic appointment (e,g, public policy, public health, social sector management, data science, etc.)
• demonstrated leadership skills essential for mentoring masters and doctoral students as well as engaging community leaders;
• a deep understanding of diversity and cross-cultural communications embedded in both teaching and research; and
• a demonstrated track record of collegial teamwork and university citizenship needed to assume a wide range of leadership roles.

Basic Qualifications (by time of application): The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is a PhD or equivalent degree in Social Work/Welfare or a related field at the time of application. The successful candidate will qualify for tenure at Berkeley and show extensive evidence of high impact, funded research and scholarly work that is focused on macro practice, with an emphasis on issues relevant to social welfare.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an active research agenda, achieved substantial scholarly impact in his/her areas of interest, a successful track record in funded research, the ability to teach core courses in the School’s macro practice curriculum, and general expertise in the fields of social work and social welfare, including vulnerable populations consistent with the School’s mission. Also preferred is an MSW degree.

The successful candidate will also be considered for the Milton and Florence Krenz Mack Distinguished Professorship and Chair, and director of the endowed Mack Center, which both focus on macro practice.

The School of Social Welfare is committed to building an excellent, diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and to creating an inclusive environment that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background. We welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

Applications will be accepted through October 20, 2017. Candidates should submit the following:
1) Your most recently updated C.V.;
2) Cover letter with a clear statement of scholarly and teaching interests, along with a statement on your involvement in macro practice issues; and
3) Contact information for three references. The committee will only contact referees of finalists and will seek the candidate’s permission before doing so.

All materials and information should be submitted electronically. To apply, go to the following URL:

Additional materials may be requested of finalists, such as scholarly materials and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

All applications will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

For information about position or application process please contact


UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover letter - A letter of application with a statement on your involvement in macro practice issues that also addresses your research and teaching philosophy.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

  • Example of Scholarly Work #1 - Slot one of four for examples of scholarly work. (Optional)

  • Example of Scholarly Work #2 - Slot two of four for examples of scholarly work. (Optional)

  • Example of Scholarly Work #3 - Slot three of four for examples of scholarly work. (Optional)

  • Example of Scholarly Work #4 - Slot four of four for examples of scholarly work. (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 references required (contact information only)