Community-engaged and participatory methods are increasingly used by academic researchers. Power dynamics in academia shape the landscape in which researchers implement these methods, yet are rarely understood and intentionally addressed. Through the lens of social work researchers at different career stages, this article describes how power relations within academia present challenges to community-engaged and participatory research across four stages of the research process (participant/researcher relationship, study formulation, conducting research, and publication/dissemination). These challenges are located within four domains of power identified by intersectionality scholars: Institutional policies such as those for tenure and promotion and for research administration presented challenges with the structural domain. Decisions about how to implement and enforce policies and operationalize what counts for tenure and promotion were identified as challenges within the disciplinary domain. Norms about who belongs on a university campus and what types of research are valued exemplified the cultural domain, while dynamics about who is viewed as an expert exemplified challenges the interpersonal domain. Across the research process, the article identifies potential solutions and suggests strategies for intentional consideration by academic researchers and their institutions to conduct meaningful, inclusive, and socially just research that shares power with community.