Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in Nonprofit Management & Community Practice - Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the graduate school of social work and non-profit management at Case Western Reserve University, invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor on the non-tenure track. We seek candidates who can enhance the School’s mission of advancing leadership in both nonprofit management and social work community practice. The desired areas of expertise and leadership are in nonprofit management and community practice. At the Mandel School, “community practice” is defined broadly as macro practice with a focus on promoting social change through work with organizations, communities, and systems. We understand community to be important as context, as a resource, as a target of change, and as a unit of action. Those with experience working with racially, economically and culturally diverse populations are encouraged to apply. 

For over a century, the Mandel School has had a long tradition of excellence in research, teaching, and service. Ranked #1 in Ohio and #9 nationally among schools of social work, the Mandel School integrates its education, research, and service to enable our students to become leaders in social change and human services. The Mandel School has vibrant and well-recognized masters and doctoral programs that attract diverse students from around the world. The city of Cleveland offers a culturally diverse urban environment for applied community-based research and collaboration. Case Western Reserve University is a private research-intensive university (R-1 designation) with a renowned medical school and nursing school, situated in a vibrant arts and cultural center. Both the University and the Greater Northeast Ohio region offer exceptional opportunities for collaboration in research and service with premier social service and health care organizations. 

We encourage those who meet the following criteria to apply for the faculty position: 

Minimum qualifications: 

  • An earned doctorate in nonprofit administration, social policy, social welfare, urban studies or other related fields by the time of appointment 
  • 3-5 years post master’s experience in work related to the nonprofit sector or community practice 
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in teaching master’s students in areas of nonprofit study and community practice 
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in teaching in a variety of formats, both traditional and online 
  • An earned master’s degree in social work from a CSWE accredited social work program is preferred 

Persons interested in the non-tenure track position should submit the following material to (1) a letter of interest that describes your professional practice experiences, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a two-page teaching philosophy statement, (4) evidence of teaching and curriculum development, and, (5) three letters of reference.
Application review will begin on November 20, 2019. To ensure priority consideration, early application is advised. Please be sure to indicate the position you are applying for in your email.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant are made on a case-by-case basis.