Tenured Endowed Full Professor

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

Job Details

Department: College of Public Health

Job Category: Instructional Faculty

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Fairfax

Telework Friendly: Yes

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the College:

The College of Public Health is located in the Peterson Family Health Science Hall, which has 165,000 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and wet and dry labs. The College has accredited degree programs in Social Work, Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, and Nursing. The College's research infrastructure includes DSHI (Discovery Science and Health Informatics Center with a Machine Learning Lab), imaging resources (DEXA, fMRI, movement capture) as well as physical and metabolic human assessment tools. The College operates a Population Health Center that supports primary and behavioral health care, research, and training and where the Department of Social Work's faculty and students, alongside their transdisciplinary collaborators and community partners, can deliver behavioral health and work together to address some of the profession's most pressing social challenges. Further information about the College may be found at: cph.gmu.edu.

George Mason University, a Carnegie Research I institution, is the largest, most diverse, and innovative public university in Virginia with more than 38,000 students from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is part of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation's capital. Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and it strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Mason is an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is valued, supported, and experiences a sense of belonging.

About the Department:

The Department of Social Work has internationally recognized faculty for their expertise in areas of behavioral health, violence prevention, older adults, children and youth, immigration, and more, with a proud history of faculty-student-community research collaborations. The Department has a HRSA-funded Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) grant to train the next generation of social workers in evidence-based approaches for behavioral health and is involved in a HRSA-funded Workforce Resiliency Training Program. Additionally, faculty are engaged in innovative, collaborative research projects that leverage university partnerships to incorporate digital technology solutions and computing techniques in developing service interventions. The Department of Social Work offers BSW and MSW degree programs (including a fully online MSW program) with an educational and research mission focusing on practice and policy interventions that improve health and well-being and promote economic and social justice, particularly for individuals, families, and communities who have been historically oppressed. The department includes 23 full-time faculty, enrolls approximately 200 undergraduate and 450 graduate students, and is building a PhD program.

About the Position:

The Department of Social Work invites applications for a 9- or 12-month, tenured Endowed Full Professor faculty position. We are seeking social work scholars with innovative programs of research, teaching excellence, and a demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppressive practice, education, and research. The Enochs Endowed Full Professor faculty position requires a nationally or internationally recognized program of research in the area of child and family welfare, health, and well-being and/or children's and women's rights with a focus on Latin America, Africa, Asia, and/or the Middle East.


The successful candidates will be expected to:
  • Bring and continue an extramurally funded program of research;
  • Engage in collaborative research;
  • Teach and mentor students at all levels;
  • Engage in professional service in support of advancing the mission of the department and college; and
  • Contribute to the development of curriculum, degree programs, and research.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in social work or closely-related discipline;
  • Ability to teach BSW and MSW practice courses and mentor undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Research focus on child and family welfare, health, and well-being; and/or children's and women's rights;
  • Research focuses on Latin America, Africa, Asia, and/or the Middle East; and
  • Evidence of research excellence as measured by a positive trajectory of refereed publications in high impact journals and professional service.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in related field;
  • MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program;
  • Two or more years of post-MSW practice experience; and
  • Experience with nontraditional adult learning and online teaching and evidence of mentoring doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows for academic appointments.

Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ for Tenured Endowed Full Professor. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter of interest; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement of interests and goals; (4) statement of teaching experience and philosophy; (5), contact information for three professional references (include title, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number), and (6) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from underserved groups in a teaching, mentorship or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.

Posting Open Date: November 1, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 15, 2023

Open Until Filled?: Yes

Mason Ad Statement

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Campus Safety Information

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George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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