Assistant Professor (Youth Studies): School of Social Work, University of Minnesota
College of Education and Human Development
9-month, tenure-track position beginning August 2020
The School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities is pleased to announce one opening for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the Youth Studies program beginning in August 2020. The University of Minnesota–Twin Cities is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. With more than 300 research, education, and outreach centers and institutes, the University offers a wealth of opportunities for research and public engagement.
Applicants should be committed to advancing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion in their scholarship (through teaching and research), and have the capacity to position their scholarship within social, cultural and historical contexts.
The School of Social Work offers undergraduate programs in Youth Studies, Social Justice, and Family Violence Prevention, a MSW program with four practice concentrations, a MEd program in Youth Development Leadership, and a research-intensive PhD in Social Work. Underlying all these programs is a social justice value base and a commitment to the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in our society. The faculty position encourages the possibility of collaboration with and participation in any or all of the School’s degree programs. The School is comprised of scholars and educators who actively engage in the community, from local to global, and conduct research that addresses a range of issues that affect diverse populations. It is also part of the top-ranked College of Education and Human Development, which is recognized as a national leader in disciplines such as education, child development, kinesiology, family social science, and disabilities.
Located in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students and faculty on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers and government agencies, deeply rooted community-based groups and organizations, as well as arts, nonprofit and public service organizations. The University of Minnesota is situated in the traditional lands of the Dakota people, the original people of Minnesota. Today, Minnesota is home to 12 indigenous nations (5 Dakota and 7 Ojibwe nations). Minnesota is also home to immigrants from across the globe, including people from Mexico, India, Somalia, Laos, Burma, Micronesia and Ethiopia. Minnesota has the largest Karen, Hmong, and Somali communities in the United States and strong historic Black and Hispanic communities. The School has extensive collaborations with these communities and welcomes applications from candidates with a strong commitment to innovative community-engaged research and teaching. We are interested in applicants with a record of research and peer-reviewed publications, along with strong potential for scholarship and obtaining external funding specifically in the areas of Youth Studies and Youth Development, with an emphasis on a transdisciplinary understanding of young people (grounded in the fields of social work, cultural anthropology, phenomenology, critical education, community psychology, or others).
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