Assistant Director of Research & Evaluation, Academic Innovation

FSU College of Social Work
Tallahassee, Florida
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2022




Position Announcement

Job ID: 53707

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare (FICW) invites applications for a research faculty position, Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation, Academic Innovation.

This position will lead and supervise research and evaluation (R&E) related to academic innovation in child welfare at FICW.


  • 作为principal investigator on multiple simultaneous projects and supervises delegated projects (in-house and outsourced). Advises the Associate Director on research-informed recommendations for policy and practice. Required to liaise with their professional development counterpart to evaluate FICW programming related to academic innovation. Identifies and fills relevant research gaps toward new programmatic development and continuous quality improvement. Serves as the main R&E point of contact of Project WAKE-UP. Supports the Associate Director in the strategic planning of the academic innovation research agenda. Standardly supervises 1 postdoctoral fellow and one graduate assistant.


Applicants must have a doctorate in social work or a related field. ABD candidates who will complete doctorates prior to the position start date will be considered. The FICW is dedicated to building a community that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Accordingly, applicants from diverse backgrounds and historically underrepresented groups in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.

University Information

Florida State is designated a “Doctoral/Research University-Extensive,” the top designation by the Carnegie Foundation, and is committed to providing faculty with a supportive research infrastructure. Florida State University is located in Tallahassee—Florida’s award-winning capital city. Florida State University and the College of Social Work offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

The College of Social Work is a Top 25US News and World Reportpublic program that offers a collegial atmosphere dedicated to maintaining a diverse faculty as well as promoting rigorous scholarship and delivering high quality instruction. Faculty in the FSU CSW engage in interdisciplinary research across the university, local community, state, nationally, and internationally in areas including, but not limited to, medical social work, family violence, poverty and social welfare policy, child welfare, gerontology, and criminal justice. Our renowned research institutes include: the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children; Florida Institute for Child Welfare; Institute for Family Violence Studies; Institute for Justice Research and Development, and the Multidisciplinary Center. The Florida State University subscribes to equal opportunity and pluralism and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All eligible candidates are, therefore, invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate. Florida State University is a public records agency pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should submit an electronic application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and the names of three references to

Applications will be reviewed as received. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Any questions may be directed to:

Dr. Lisa Magruder Associate Director of Research and Evaluation

Florida Institute for Child Welfare

College of Social Work



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