Assistant Professor in Social Work

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Vacancy Number: F-00241 Position Title: Assistant Professor in Social Work Classification Title: Faculty Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline or have the equivalent in training and experience.

“Terminal degree” refers to the highest degree
awarded in a discipline. The doctorate is the terminal degree for most disciplines represented at Auburn University at Montgomery.

Job Open Date: 09/09/2020 Job Close Date: Quick Link Position Profile Link
School: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Contract Type: Nine (9) Months Tenure Track: Yes Salary Band: N/A Special Instructions to Applicant:

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Auburn University at Montgomery ( AUM ) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor in Social Work to begin August 2021. Candidates should demonstrate a well-developed research agenda and a commitment to scholarship, teaching, field education, social justice, and service.

AUM has a well-established Pre-Social Work Program and our new BSW program is on track to enter Candidacy with CSWE during the 2021–2022 academic year. AUM’s BSW program, grounded in a liberal arts perspective, educates social workers to be ethical and competent practitioners who intervene and advocate for social and economic justice across all systems levels (individuals, families, groups, community, and society) while utilizing a generalist perspective within a person-in-environment context. The mission of our program is to promote a commitment to professional ethics and values, critical thinking, professionalism, lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, strengths-based perspective, economic and social justice, and service. Additionally, the program is committed to culturally competent practice, social change, and the betterment of individuals, families, groups, community and society in order to create a more just society locally, nationally, and globally.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to social justice, undergraduate teaching, and promoting student-faculty research. As AUM values the diversity of people and perspectives with a culture of inclusiveness, we are seeking a diverse recruitment pool.

Duties include teaching core and area of specialization undergraduate Social Work courses, maintaining a productive research agenda to include publishing and presenting in professional venues, advising students, engaging in social work practice, and adding to the service mission of the campus. The ideal candidate will have a teaching and research specialization in substance abuse, direct practice, and/or social justice.

A DSW or PhD in Social Work and an MSW from a CSWE approved program with at least two years of post MSW practice is required. However, candidates with an accredited MSW with two years of post MSW experience and a PhD in a related field may be considered.

ABD candidates are eligible, but all degree requirements must be completed by July 1, 2021.

Preferred qualifications also include:

• Ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with faculty and administration across the university
• A record of professional activities related to social work practice and education
• An established research agenda
• Experience with program and curriculum development

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work includes seven full-time faculty. In addition to the majors, the department offers minors in Child Advocacy Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology and an Alcohol and Substance Abuse certificate program.

How to Apply:
Visit and complete an online application. Completed applications will include a cover letter indicating qualifications, current curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including a teaching philosophy and course evaluation summary, a writing sample, preferably a peer-reviewed publication, a research philosophy, a list of references, and graduate transcript(s). Three confidential letters of reference must be sent by email to or by mail to:

Dr. Susan Cashwell
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Auburn University at Montgomery
PO Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124-4023

Screening of applications will begin as received with priority given to applications received by Feb 15, 2021. While the position will remain open until filled, AUM reserves the right once interviewing has begun to stop accepting applications.

Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

About the University/College

AUM is the metropolitan campus of Auburn University with approximately 5,300 students and 200 faculty in five academic colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Sciences, Business, and Education. Located in the state capital, AUM serves a diverse student body including traditional and non-traditional students. Montgomery offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, world-class museums, Civil Rights Memorial, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a ballet company, a natural habitat zoo, a chamber music society, an independent film theater, and the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team. Further Montgomery is the home of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Equal Justice Initiative.

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Statement on Teaching and Research
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Transcript(s)
  6. Writing/Publication Sample
  7. Professional Reference Sheet
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcript(s)
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