By ALAN ROBERTS, Associated Press Duke University’s College of Social Sciences has issued a new job description for a sociology major: “We will work with groups of individuals and/or groups to solve problems and seek solutions.
We are particularly interested in groups of people, such as groups of young people, older people, and people with disabilities, as well as people with learning disabilities.”
This is a first for Duke and one of several new job openings that offer a unique mix of job types that Duke has been testing for in recent years.
The school recently added a new specialization, social work, which will require students to take on a variety of social work roles, such in social and environmental advocacy, community development, and public health.
The program offers a degree program that has the potential to be as popular as graduate school.
While the program is new, it’s a major departure from previous Duke programs that were focused on social work and social psychology, or social work specialization.
For instance, the program at Duke focused on health psychology, while the health sciences program at the University of Illinois at Chicago was more of a health care specialty.
But these new jobs are being called social work jobs and offer a new opportunity for Duke students.
Students need to be at least 18 to take the job, and they have to be in good academic standing and be committed to the program.
There is also a $2,000 application fee for each job and a $4,000 annual stipend.
The position has not yet been filled, but students have been accepted.
“Duke has always been an attractive place for social workers,” said Dr. Christopher Giesbrecht, dean of Duke’s Social Science and Social Policy Program.
“They’ve always been well-trained and they’ve always had a diverse mix of students.”
The job description also notes that the program offers four years of training.
“The program will provide students with the training and knowledge they need to develop the skills and competencies they need in social work to address social problems and promote social harmony,” the job description says.
It also says the program will work closely with community groups to “support and advocate for social justice and inclusion in the Duke community.”
The new job requires students to work as part of a team, with a mentor in the team.
“This is a very new position and we’re going to be looking at this job very carefully,” Giesbricht said.
Students who apply for the new job will have a chance to meet with a hiring manager before being contacted by a hiring committee.
“It’s not a typical interview,” Griesbricht added.
“You get an email that you’ve met with the hiring manager and we’ll take care of everything else.
We’re not in a hurry.”
Students can find the job online at https://jobs.duke.edu/employment/social-work/jobs.html and by calling the job center at 727-834-0707.
A recent Duke graduate is taking on a social work role, but it’s still early days.
In a previous Duke job posting, the school said the job will require a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.
“We’re working with Duke to get as many students into this position as possible,” said Mark Cairns, vice president of admissions and professional development for Duke’s College.
Cairnes said the new position will be a good fit for students who want to specialize in social psychology.
“I think the job offers a lot of value and will be highly desirable to many students,” he said.
“One of the reasons I think social work is so appealing to many young people is because it’s about making the world a better place and the work is about making a better society.
This is really about making social change.”