Major Duties: - Spend time mentoring other faculty to advance their research, and collective research initiatives within each community location (Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo).- Actively convene collaborative relationships with each faculty member on advancing individual and collective research in social work, and sharing of technical and methodological expertise.- Advance team-based external funding proposal development and management to include each faculty and students.- Support community-engaged or translational research in collaboration with organizations and community groups.
Minimum Qualifications: - Master of Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program, and doctorate in social work or a related field.- Strong background in social work research, with diversity in methods and content areas, and expertise in research mentorship.- Established track record in successful external funding with colleagues.- Eligibility for associate or full professor rank.- Strong understanding of team development, communication, and leadership best practices.- Experience in being an active part of a diverse and inclusive group of faculty, staff, and student leaders, focused on advancing social, economic, and environmental justice through social work practice, teaching, and scholarship.
Internal Number: 352_58221
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.
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