Full Professor of Social Work (50%)

Job Description & Qualification

Job description : the successful candidate will teach social work (at the doctoral level, with some of the courses open to BA and MA students) and will create and then manage the Transdisciplinary Institute of Social Work (ITTS) located in the Faculty of Economics and Business (FSE).He/she is interested in social work as a study object (with a capacity to analyze social problems in an open, disciplinary manner, and with experience in applied research in the field), and in its scientific and professional issues, in cooperation with the other faculties, the other disciplines and the other institutions (in particular Universities of Applied Sciences - HES). He/she has a good knowledge of this field and its network. More specifically, he/she is able to teach quantitative and qualitative research methods in the field of social work (whether collaborative/participatory, experimental, based on case studies or intervention-oriented), with a marked interest in the development of innovative methods. In terms of research, he/she develops fundamental research projects and projects oriented towards application and intervention on pecific social work issues.

Requirements: applicants must hold a PhD in social work, a qualification deemed equivalent, or a PhD in another discipline, but with a focus on social work itself. He/she demonstrates strong coaching and teaching skills in the field. He/she has a good knowledge of theoretical discussions and practical issues related to social work, both in Switzerland and internationally. He/she has extensive experience in empirical methods and social work research. He/she has a record of high-level scientific publications of international significance, as well as ongoing research with great potential. The person hired will have to demonstrate a vision for the Transdisciplinary Institute of Social Work (ITTS)and its functioning, as well as management skills. Courses will be taught in French and English. Non-French speakers are expected to teach in French after a two -year period. German is a clear advantage.

Application Procedure

Applications should be uploaded at www.unine.ch/candis (ref. FSE-Trav_social) in the form of a single PDF file, including a letter of motivation, a CV documenting full teaching and research experience, a list of publications, copies of diplomas and a list of experts able to assess the candidate’s competence (with at least three names). The candidate is also invited to present a statement (three pages max.) of teaching and research interests,his/her scientific approach to the domain, and projects that he/she intends to undertake at Neuchâtel.

Application deadline: 21 May 2021

About the Organization

The University of Neuchâtel (UniNE) is an internationally recongnised university as well as a university on a human scale. With almost 4300 students from Switzerland and beyond (nearly 20% of students from abroad), it provides high quality teaching and support.
Halfway between Geneva and Zürich, in the middle of Europe, the UniNE is a perfect place for those who wish to study of undertake high-level research in a magnificient environment, near lake and moutains. In Neuchâtel, students' and researchers' activities take place throughout the city, in various but nearby places. This ensures close contact and mutual help, in particular between beginners and advanced students.

Additional Information

The University of Neuchâtel is committed to provide nondiscriminatory working conditions.

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Job ID

ID: J8689