Washington University of St. Louis Track Faculty Positions Social Policy, Brown School in St. Louis, Missouri

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Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this faculty opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Essential Functions

The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis (brownschool.wustl.edu) invites applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor for fall 2018. Candidates should demonstrate a substantive specialization, such as in policy analysis, politics of public policy, economics, statistics, or management and may have a topical area of interest in fields relevant to the substantive areas, such as advancing equity, health policy, poverty policy, social insurance, global policy, housing policy, environmental policy, or other some other important current or emerging policy area.

The Brown School is committed to a “One School” approach that integrates the disciplines of social work, public health and social policy. We offer outstanding MSW, MPH and PhD programs, and a master of social policy (MSP) dual-degree, in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment that supports innovative research and excellence in teaching to achieve social impact.

Our top-ranked school of social work conducts path-breaking work on social policy, social and economic development, mental health and welfare of children, youth, and families. A highly respected and accredited MPH program was added in 2008. Together with Washington University’s world-class School of Medicine and campus-wide Institute for Public Health, the Brown School is a dynamic environment for transdisciplinary research and problem solving in public health.

The Brown School has also been a longstanding leader in using evidence-based research to improve lives through policy. We are home to the newly launched Clark-Fox Policy Institute, which works to connect evidence-based policy solutions to public awareness, practitioner training and policy decision-making. The School’s expanding dual-degree in social policy features dynamic partnerships with seven of the top universities in China, as well as enrollment from current MSW and MPH students who are eager to expand their impact with one year of in-depth study in policy.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in an appropriate and relevant field; competence to teach at the master’s and PhD levels; and commitment to conduct high-level research, including the production of scholarly publications and preparation of research proposals for external funding. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and strong candidates will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.


  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Spending Plan

  • Other Benefits

Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)

Applicant Special Instructions

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications. Applications are preferred prior to October 31, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until positions are filled by suitable candidates. Early application is encouraged.

To apply, candidates should create a profile at http://apply.interfolio.com/53025 and complete the application process. Candidates are required to submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of their research agenda, three professional references (contact information only), and three writing samples.

For questions during the application process, please contact Shari Pittman at facultyapps@brownschool.wustl.edu.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Social Policy, Brown School - 41277

Job ID: 41277

Location: School of Social Work