Assistant Professor of Social Work

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Requisition Number: F00152P: Social Work

Job Description:
The Social Work Program at Weber State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of assistant professor, opening fall 2021. This position is a nine-month, full-time, tenure track faculty appointment with primary assignment in a new graduate social work program that is working toward accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Job Duties:
The position involves graduate teaching responsibilities across the curriculum within an advanced clinical social work practice framework, along with some instruction in the department’s undergraduate program as needed. Teaching emphasis in this position will include foundations of social work, diversity issues, human behavior in the social environment (HBSE), practice-informed research and research-informed practice, and clinical practice theory and methods. Other responsibilities include student advising, committee assignments, professional activities, presentations, publications, and community service.

Required Qualifications:
- A PhD in Social Work or a related field

- An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program

- A minimum of five years post-MSW practice experience (paid)

- Eligibility for clinical social work license (LCSW) in the state of Utah

- Evidence of potential for teaching excellence in a variety of subject areas in graduate and undergraduate social work curricula (experience teaching in a classroom in a CSWE-accredited social work department preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:
- A commitment to excellence in scholarship, teaching, advising, and student development

- An interest in creative program development

- The ability to work in a collegial manner with social work faculty members and faculty from other disciplines across campus

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 10/19/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes excellent benefits. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this position, complete the online application and attach the following required application materials: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one page teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and three academic/professional references.

For more information contact Dr. Mark Bigler at Review of applicants begins November 18, 2020. Position will remain open until filled. Weber State University is an AA/EEO employer.

Weber State University, a part of the Utah Higher Education system, is located in Ogden, Utah in the northern part of the State at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is part of the Department of Social Work and Gerontology and is housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (the undergraduate social work program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974). The MSW program uses a harm reduction framework and focuses on the development of advanced clinical social work practice skills, giving particular attention to local and regional needs, with special emphasis on the growing Lantinx community. The MSW program is new and evolving, has a small but dynamic faculty, and serves a diverse student body.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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