Assistant/Associate Professor in Social Work, Policy, and Practice

University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

The University of Chicago Crown School of Social Work, Policy and Practice (Crown Family School) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to start on or after July 1, 2022, in the research areas of social inequality and racial justice. We seek scholars whose research considers the causes, consequences, and responses to inequality and racial injustice in the domains of housing, mental health, and/or poverty in the United States or globally. The successful candidate will engage in scholarship, which is theoretically and empirically driven, innovative, and informs practice or policy. We are particularly interested in scholars with advanced quantitative skills. Teaching and mentoring is expected at all levels but primarily at the graduate level.

Applicants must possess a doctorate (or have a doctorate by the date of appointment) in social work or a related field. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a Curriculum Vita, a statement that outlines research and teaching interests, a sample of 2 writings that best represent the applicant’s approach (applicants at the dissertation stage should include part or all of their dissertation), and contact information for at least three references. Consideration of applications will begin on September 30, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged.

Please apply online at the Academic Recruitment web page at the University of Chicago website using the following link:

The Crown Family School builds upon a legacy of more than a century of scholarship, education and leadership in social work and social welfare, blending a distinctive interdisciplinary tradition with applied problem solving to foster innovative solutions to some of society’s most pressing social problems. For more information about the Crown School, please visit our website at:

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