For Doctoral Students

Crown Family School is one of few schools of social work with a full-time career services office. The University of Chicago's Center for Teaching and Learning offers all doctoral students and faculty a variety of workshops, seminars, and tutorials to assist them in preparing for an academic career and in improving their teaching skills.

Doctoral students may apply to the Crown Family School's teaching apprentice program. The teaching apprentice program is a unique two-year program where students work closely with a faculty mentor as their teaching assistant in year one and then teach independently in year two. Teaching apprentices also help to develop teaching workshops throughout the year that are designed to prepare doctoral students for the academic job market. All doctoral students may participate in the workshops.

Each year, Crown Family School Career Services assembles a CV book for all graduating doctoral candidates seeking academic appointments and promotes this book to deans and directors of schools of social work.

Crown Family School also provides financial support for doctoral students who are presenting their work at conferences and makes arrangements for students to practice their academic presentation skills.

Graduates of Crown Family School's doctoral program go on to become leaders in the field of social work scholarship. Upon graduating, the majority of our students take faculty positions in universities. Some also take positions in research institutes or government agencies.