Faculty Opportunities

Meet the Faculty

The Mandel School's low student-faculty ratio means our faculty members are highly engaged with our students and with their research. 

Professor or Associate Professor (Tenured) Position

We invite outstanding individuals to apply for a position at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.  Qualified candidates will also be considered for either the Grace Longwell Coyle or Henry L Zucker endowed chairs. Mid-career researchers/scholars with outstanding accomplishments at the level of Associate Professor are encouraged to apply.

The Mandel School is a top ranked school of social work with an acclaimed faculty and premier research centers, striving for collective impact across important problems in society that require a systems approach, innovation driven by evidence, and community partnerships.

The Mandel School combines a high level of scientific productivity with cutting edge teaching modalities and technology.  It offers master’s degrees in social work and non-profit organizations and a PhD degree in social welfare. The research infrastructure is robust, including multi-disciplinary research centers, platforms to manage big data within a secure research environment and facilities for clinical and community studies. In both research and education, we work across multiple levels to understand social, environmental and human systems and to design interventions to increase wellbeing. We seek faculty members with expertise and experience working to take on some of society’s most pressing challenges.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned PhD in social work or related field
  • A strong record of substantive publications in refereed journals and books
  • Recognized national and international leadership in social work or social welfare
  • Extensive record of research funding from federal government and/or national foundations to support the candidate’s work and potential to continue to attract external funding
  • Receipt of honors and awards 
  • A record of successful teaching and mentoring students at the Masters and Doctoral levels
  • Demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in social work from a program accredited by CSWE
  • Experience working collaboratively with community partners across systems and disciplines to improve the well-being of vulnerable populations and communities is highly desired

Based on the interests and qualifications of the candidate, a secondary appointment with another department within the eight schools and multiple centers at CWRU is possible.

How to Apply

Persons interested in the tenured positions should submit the following material to mandelsearch@case.edu:  (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae.

Application review will begin on November 1, 2018. For further information about the position, contact the search committee chair, Professor Claudia Coulton.

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 a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216.368.8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Case Western Reserve University is a top ranked, private research university. Core values of academic excellence, inclusiveness and diversity, integrity and transparency and effective stewardship, make CWRU an extraordinary place to work and develop an academic career.