John E. Christensen Community Chair in Early Childhood Welfare
University of Nebraska at Omaha
February 21, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Mental Health/Social Services
The Grace Abbott School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska Omaha invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor/Professor. The applicant will also hold a five-year renewable appointment as the John E. Christensen Community Chair in Early Childhood Welfare in partnership with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Child welfare and development among at-risk children and their families in Nebraska is the special focus of this newly endowed faculty chair position. The Chair reports directly to the Director of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work and will work collaboratively with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, a statewide research, practice, policy and outreach institute of the University of Nebraska. One-quarter time is committed to collaborative work with the Buffett Institute. The Chair will lead research and programmatic efforts as it relates to issues of child welfare and development by focusing on children, families, and community-based organizations that serve at-risk families and children from birth through age eight.
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The University and Department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.
Applicants must possess an MSW, MSSW, or MSSA degree from an accredited CSWE program. Preference is given to candidates with an earned doctoral degree in social work or a closely allied discipline. They should have a strong record of research and teaching about young children and their families to merit appointment as an associate or full professor, and a demonstrated track record of signi?cant community engagement. Evidence of ability to build collegial working relationships with colleagues across multiple disciplines and campuses is important. A track record of obtaining external funding is also preferred.
Qualified applicants must apply online at https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/3399 and provide (a) a vita, (b) a teaching statement of how their interests might enhance the Grace Abbott School of Social Work, (c) how their research will strengthen the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, (d) a brief description of their experience with research and with community service in the area of early childhood welfare, and (e) three references. Letters of reference can be uploaded online or emailed to email@example.com
Internal Number: 2016F-00142
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