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University of Missouri
Missouri, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Jul 1, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), announces one open-rank, 9-month, tenure/tenure-track faculty position for the 2018-2019 academic year. Candidates should be able to maintain an active research agenda leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals, obtain federal grants or other external funds to support a research agenda, develop multidisciplinary research connections on and off the MU campus, and teach across the curriculum.


The mission of the MU School of Social Work is to promote leadership for social and economic justice by preparing students for professional excellence and leadership in practice, research, and policy. MU School of Social Work has 27 faculty and five full-time staff. The School offers degrees at the BSW, MSW, and PhD levels, has a MSW/MPH dual degree program, and two Graduate Certificate Programs (Gerontology and Military Social Work). As a school, we are committed to a diverse educational environment and promote social work practice that enhances resources, enables access to services, promotes advocacy, and engenders change. The School was recently ranked in the top ten nationally of comparable research intensive schools of social work in Academic Analytics, a tool comparing scholarly work, citations, federal grant funding, and national awards. Visit our website at for more information and to learn about our faculty’s research and teaching.


MU is a member of the Association of American Universities, a state land grant institution, and a Carnegie Foundation designated Doctoral/Research University. Our 33,000 on-campus students arrive from every state and 120 countries. Columbia is a diverse community of more than 115,000 people offering a unique combination of urban and rural amenities. Columbia consistently scores highly in rankings of livable communities due to its active arts and music scene, diverse and politically progressive community, and a cost of living that is ten percent below the national average.




The minimum requirements for this position are a doctoral degree in social work, social welfare, or a closely related field. An MSW degree from an accredited social work program is required; two years post-MSW or post-BSW experience is preferred. Evidence of success in scholarly productivity, external funding of research, and teaching competence is desirable at the assistant level and required at the associate/full professor levels. The School is seeking a candidate with a research agenda that contributes to social and economic justice through research focused on poverty studies, racial disparities, substance use and abuse, health disparities, child welfare, or mental health. The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.




Please apply online at, job # 22845 with a cover letter that specifically addresses prior experience in social work practice, teaching, and research; a curriculum vita; and a sample of scholarly work. Three letters of reference are required and should be submitted to Margee Stout via email ( or mail to 729 Clark Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. If you have questions, please email the Chair of Search Committee, Dr. Kelli Canada at The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications after September 15, 2017. Please submit your materials by this date for full consideration.

Application review and interviewing will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. MU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. To request ADA accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator at (573) 884-7278 V/TTY.

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