Faculty Openings

For 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 welfare and human services. The Mandel School has vibrant and well-recognized master’s 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 collaborations. Case Western Reserve University is a private research intensive university (R-1 designation) with renowned medical and nursing schools, 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.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS), the graduate school of social work at Case Western Reserve University, invites applications for two (2) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, one on the tenure track, and one on the non-tenure track. We are seeking candidates who can enhance the School’s mission of advancing leadership in social work, scholarship, and service. Those with academic experience in culturally diverse populations are encouraged to apply. The specific area of expertise is open. 

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

Minimum qualifications for both positions:

  • An earned master’s degree in social work from a CSWE accredited social work program
  • Has more than 2 years post-master’s experience in direct social work practice, 5 years preferred, in behavioral health/mental health
  • An earned doctorate in social work or other relevant field by the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in teaching master’s students in foundation and advanced direct practice
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in teaching in a variety of formats, both traditional and online

For the tenure track-position:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and to conduct a program of research and scholarship that will enhance the missions of the School and the University
  • Demonstrated ability to attract funding for their research

Persons interested in the tenure track position should submit the following material to mandeltenuretrackposition@case.edu: (1) a letter of interest that describes your direct practice experiences, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a recently published article, preferably as the lead author, (4) a two-page research statement, (5) a two-page teaching philosophy statement, and, (6) three letters of reference.

Persons interested in the non-tenure track position should submit the following material to mandelnontenureposition@case.edu: (1) a letter of interest that describes your direct 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. 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 Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant are made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

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 mandelnontenureposition@case.edu: (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.

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 Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant are made on a case-by-case basis.

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.