Professor in Child Mental Health

University of California Berkeley School of Social Welfare

Teaching Professor - Child Mental Health - School of Social Welfare

Job #JPF02722
  • School of Social Welfare - Sch of Social Welfare

Recruitment Period

Open October 2nd, 2020 through Monday, Nov 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for one Teaching Professor (also known as Lecturer with the Potential for Security of Employment) position, with a specialty in child mental health. The expected start date is July 1, 2021. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. The initial appointment will be for one or two years, with the potential for security of employment after approximately 6 years, depending on the step at hire. Security of employment is the equivalent of tenure, and includes membership in the Academic Senate.

We seek an individual who has:
• a demonstrated track record of excellent teaching and supervision/mentorship—especially as it relates to building multi-level skills for social work practice
• substantial experience in social work practice with expertise in child mental health along with one of the following areas: evidence-informed intervention strategies, field education, or integration of theory, research, and practice
• leadership skills relevant to bridging social work field education with classroom-based instruction
• a commitment to multi-level practice
• an established or promising track record of collegial teamwork and university citizenship needed for a range of leadership roles and service duties in a public institution.

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. We welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment. How do we assess your contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion? Please see our guidelines here:

Basic Qualifications: An MSW degree from an accredited school or university, or equivalent as recognized by OSWA or ISWDRES, by the time of application.

Additional qualifications: A minimum of two years of experience supervising, teaching, mentoring, and/or coaching students or developing professionals by the date employment begins.

Preferred Qualifications: A minimum of 5 years of social work practice experience and 5 years of teaching experience is preferred. Also preferred is a candidate who holds a PhD or equivalent international degree, or achieved a PhD or equivalent international degree program in Social Work/Welfare or related field at the time of employment. Also preferred is an established or promising record of substantial impact in their areas of expertise (demonstrable through clinical experience and skill and/or a program of research that directly supports multi-level social work practice, the ability to teach core courses in the School’s curriculum, and general expertise in the fields of social work and social welfare. Also desired is capacity to deliver both pre- and in-service professional training.

Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2020. All materials and information should be submitted electronically. More materials may be requested of finalists. For full consideration, please apply by November 2, 2020. To apply, go to the following URL:

Applications will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. If and when references provide letters, please refer them to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (
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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:

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Job location

Berkeley CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)