Sojourner Truth Visiting Professor in Social and Racial Justice (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

Sojourner Truth Visiting Professor in Social and Racial Justice (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

Salary: Open

Posting Summary

Rutgers University School of Social Work (RUSSW) invites applications for a one-year visiting professor at rank of Associate or Full. This position will commence on or after September 1, 2024. A Ph.D. in social work is required. This position may be of particular interest to those on sabbatical or other professional leaves from academic positions. Remuneration may be organized in several ways, (e.g., a part-time position, individual honoraria, and other options that connect with the sending institution’s sabbatical or professional leave requirements). Virtual, in-person, and hybrid options are potentially available.

RUSSW seeks a productive scholar whose research focuses on social and racial justice. We are especially interested in a candidate that is willing to collaborate with tenure track and non-tenure track faculty on publications related to social and racial justice, conduct seminars on social and justice issues for our many constituencies (Faculty, BASW, MSW, DSW, Ph.D. students, Alumni, and staff).

We are dedicated to ensuring a diverse and inclusive faculty environment and especially welcome applicants from underrepresented groups. The visitor who joins us will have the opportunity to work in one of the most diverse states in the nation and with a student body that represents a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and identities. Our faculty is an open and collegial group.Position Status: Part Time

Minimum Education and Experience

Ph.D. in Social WorkOverview

RUSSW, ranks #16 among MSW programs in the nation, is among the largest and most diverse social work programs in the United States, offering BASW, MSW, DSW, and Ph.D. degrees to over 2,000 students across three campuses in Camden (Philadelphia metropolitan area), Newark (New York metropolitan area), and New Brunswick, which is the flagship campus and where RUSSW is headquartered. The School’s externally funded portfolio exceeds $60 million. RUSSW has several strong research centers, including the Center on Research for Ending Violence, the Center for Prevention Science, the Center for Gambling Studies, the Center for Leadership and Management, the Hub for Aging Collaboration, and the Institute for Families.

Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and a major research university. Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a federation of 62 leading research universities in the US and Canada, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance, an academic consortium of Big 10 universities that collectively engage in over $10 billion funded research each year. The abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth was enslaved as a young person by relatives of Rutgers first president. For more information about this history, please visit:

Outside the School, there are rich opportunities for collaboration with other professional schools at Rutgers, including the Schools of Public Health, Communication and Information, Management and Labor Relations, Criminal Justice, the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, to name but a few.

New Jersey offers a wide range of communities in which to visit, easy access to major cities on the East Coast and Washington, DC, and a great quality of life.Statement

This is a temporary non-tenure track visiting professor position. Term of appointment negotiable.Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should apply online with their curriculum vitae, letter of application/cover letter and list of references. The Search Committee is chaired by Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Antoinette Y. Farmer, Ph.D.Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus: Downtown New Brunswick


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Both virtual and in-person options are potentially available. RUSSW operates on the Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark campuses in New Jersey.

Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer