Assistant/Associate Professor in Policy Analysis

University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

United States


The University of Chicago Crown School of Social Work, Policy and Practice (Crown Family School) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with specialization in the area of policy analysis.

Candidates for this position will have expertise in assessing policy outcomes in areas that aim to improve the well-being of low-income individuals and families. These may include—but are not limited to—poverty and income assistance, employment and work, child, family, and caregiving, housing, social determinants of health, or neighborhood and urban policies. Successful candidates will have advanced quantitative skills and experience working with large data sets, including surveys, administrative records, and/or other types of secondary data. We also welcome applicants who specialize in research using mixed methods, simulation, longitudinal, and multi-level designs.

Successful candidates will engage in scholarship that is theoretically and empirically driven, innovative, and has clear implications for practice or policy. We encourage applications from scholars who think critically about the policies and programs they study, recognizing the larger structures of oppression within which they are embedded. Teaching and mentoring is expected at all levels but primarily at the graduate level. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023, or after.

Applicants must possess a doctorate (or have a doctorate by the date of appointment) in social work, public policy/administration, sociology, public health, political science, economics, or a related field. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a Curriculum Vita, a statement that outlines research and teaching interests, and two writing samples that best represent the applicant’s approach (applicants at the dissertation stage should include part or all of their dissertation for one of these). Contact information for at least three references should also be included; references will be contacted after an initial review of submitted materials and candidates will be notified prior to contact. Consideration of applications will begin on September 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged.

Please apply online at the Academic Recruitment web page at the University of Chicago website using the following link:

The Crown Family School builds upon a legacy of more than a century of scholarship, education and leadership in social work and social welfare, blending a distinctive interdisciplinary tradition with applied problem solving to foster innovative solutions to some of society’s most pressing social problems. For more information about the Crown School, please visit our website at:

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