Assistant Professor, Social Work

  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Nov 30, 2020
Full time   Social Work

Job Description

Department: Social Work


Full Consideration Date: 02/15/2021

Position Description:

The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Social Work seeks applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor, starting August 2021. Responsibilities for this position include teaching three graduate and/or undergraduate courses in either in-person or online formats, and active research agenda and scholarship production, participating in service to the department and University, and student advisement. For this position, we are seeking candidates whose area of research focuses on social determinants that contribute to adversity and trauma, such as poverty, inequality and oppression, or race and racism. We are also seeking those who have practice experience, and can teach practice courses at both BSW and MSW levels.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce a cluster hire initiative for multiple faculty across a range of disciplines (History, Psychology and Social Work) whose scholarly/creative focus explores the richness of diverse backgrounds, the challenges posed by inequalities, and/or strategies to address issues of access and inclusion. Our goal is to reflect our values of diversity and inclusion as we build regional and national interdisciplinary strengths in these areas. Given our commitment to community engagement and engaged scholarship, we seek to appoint faculty who serve diverse communities both on and beyond campus. Faculty hired as part of this initiative will serve within departments connected to their specific discipline and contribute with colleagues to interdisciplinary curricular development that expands our course offerings in areas related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.

Master’s degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program plus a doctorate in social work or a related area. If ABD, the doctoral degree must be completed before the date of hire.

At least two years of post-MSW experience required.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

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