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Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work - Non-Tenure Track

Company: Loyola University Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work - Non-Tenure Track Thank you for your interest in Loyola University Chicago. To view open positions, please enter your search criteria below. You may view all open positions by not specifying any search criteria and selecting the 'Search' button. Bookmark this Posting - Print Preview - Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details. The search will begin immediately and continue until filled for an appointment to begin as soon as the applicant is available. Please submit a cover letter with a statement summarizing background qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and one representative publication. Applicants should provide the names and e-mail addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but might be later in the review process. Applicants should submit all required materials through ***************************** Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This will initially be a one-year appointment, pending funding; continuation of the position is subject to availability of grant funding. Questions should be addressed to Philip Hong, PhD, Professor and Chair of Search Committee, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago at ************* Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity - including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment - is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual's record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at ********************* For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at ***************************** Position Details Position Details Job Title Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work - Non-Tenure Track Position Title Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Work - Non-Tenure Track Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Chicago-Water Tower Campus Location Code SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK (02800A) Department Name SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK Is this split and/or fully grant funded? Yes Duties and Responsibilities The Center for Research on Self-Sufficiency (CROSS) is located in the School of Social Work on Loyola University Chicago's Water Tower Campus. CROSS maintains a robust research program in psychological self-sufficiency and also houses the First Star Academy and TIP Institute. As a leading research organization, CROSS is engaged in PSS and Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP) implementation research within Chicago and beyond. CROSS focuses on disconnected workers and long-term unemployed jobseekers, particularly low-income and low-skilled individuals who lack education and have limited human capital. Participants at our community partner programs experience a host of employment barriers, live in areas of concentrated poverty and joblessness, and have difficulty finding and keeping jobs in the Chicago region and other areas. In addition, CROSS is engaged in research with children and adolescents in child welfare programs. The Research Assistant Professor is required to have expertise to participate fully and competently in current research projects that address areas supported by CROSS. This position is a fully grant funded, non-tenure track position that has a promotion series leading to Research Associate Professor and Research Professor. The School of Social Work is committed to having a racially and culturally diverse faculty and support opportunities for faculty development and promotion. Duties and Responsibilities - Supports ongoing research efforts within the Center - Coordinates manuscript development by team of collaborating authors - Manages development and submission of abstracts and manuscripts - Represents the project at national and local conferences and meetings - Identifies grant opportunities aligned with Center mission - Supports applications for internal and external funding; assists in writing grant proposals in response to funding opportunity announcements with PI, other faculty collaborators and partners - Assists in preparing budgets, monitoring expenditures and preparing financial reports for internal and external constituencies - Assists with study design, data management and analysis, (including data collection, coding, data storage, statistical analysis and interpretation) for workplace/career development research sites as well as child welfare sites serving children and adolescents. - Develops, recommends, modifies and implements policies and procedures and/or methods for child welfare research. - Develops research protocols and data collection instruments - Manages research compliance requirements, including submitting and maintaining IRB approval - Manages requirements of funding agencies including changes in requirements and their reporting; advises principal investigator of changes in agency requirements - Oversees preparation of progress reports for federal agencies and ensures project is administered according to research protocol and compliance requirements - Able to work well with a variety of investigators and research staff at Loyola University and other universities to continue the bottom-up qualitative research on participant-centered pathways of success - Collaborates in clinical practice research with children and adolescents - Conducts Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) on-site case reviews - Develops and evaluates an evidence-based Kinship Navigator program model in a research setting - Teaches one class in the School of Social Work each semester, for a 1:1 teaching load - Serves as project liaison to other LUC departments, external organizations, and government agencies - Supervises Center staff and student workers/interns by orienting, training and giving ongoing performance feedback - Performs related responsibilities as required Qualifications Doctorate in Social Work or related field - 3-5 years of experience in social work practice and/or research in an area related to social work - Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS database management, development of graphics for presentations and publications - Excellent writing and verbal communication skills - Evidence of strong analytical and planning skills High attention to detail, maintaining accuracy and consistency - Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet deliverables and deadlines - Experience in preparing publications, documents, reports, and communication materials for mass distribution - Experience in conference/event planning and grant application preparation - Experience in Microsoft Office Suite and SPSS database management Preferred: - 6-10 years of experience as a practice-informed researcher - Ability to use organizational and management tools in research project management - Working knowledge to coordinate research in workforce / career development among low-income populations as well as in children and adolescents through child welfare programs - Experience in child maltreatment and child welfare-related policies and procedures - Experience in preparing publications, documents, reports, and communication materials for mass distribution - Experience in conference/event planning and grant application preparation - Demonstrated ability to build effective teams Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Doctorate in Social Work or related field - 3-5 years of experience in social work practice and/or research in an area related to social work - Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS database management, development of graphics for presentations and publications - Excellent writing and verbal communication skills - Evidence of strong analytical and planning skills High attention to detail, maintaining accuracy and consistency - Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet deliverables and deadlines - Experience in preparing publications, documents, reports, and communication materials for mass distribution - Experience in conference/event planning and grant application preparation - Experience in Microsoft Office Suite and SPSS database management Preferred: - 6-10 years of experience as a practice-informed researcher - Ability to use organizational and management tools in research project management - Working knowledge to coordinate research in workforce / career development among low-income populations as well as in children and adolescents through child welfare programs - Experience in child maltreatment and child welfare-related policies and procedures - Experience in preparing publications, documents, reports, and communication materials for mass distribution - Experience in conference/event planning and grant application preparation - Demonstrated ability to build effective teams Open Date 11/04/2019 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants The search will begin immediately and continue until filled for an appointment to begin as soon as the applicant is available. Please submit a cover letter with a statement summarizing background qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and one representative publication. Applicants should provide the names and e-mail addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but might be later in the review process. Applicants should submit all required materials through ***************************** Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This will initially be a one-year appointment, pending funding; continuation of the position is subject to availability of grant funding. Questions should be addressed to Philip Hong, PhD, Professor and Chair of Search Committee, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago at ************* Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity - including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment - is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual's record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at ********************* For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at ***************************** Quick Link for Posting ***************************************** Job Number 85-NEW Organizational Location Provost Posting Details Posting Detail Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 01/01/2020 Position End Date 12/30/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents Required Documents - Cover Letter/Letter of Application - Curriculum Vitae - Other Document Optional Documents

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