Assistant Professor of Social Work

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Requisition Number: F00155P: Social Work

Job Description:
The Department of Social Work and Gerontology 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 at the Davis Campus.

Job Duties:
This position involves student advisement and teaching responsibilities across the curriculum in both the undergraduate and MSW programs, with an emphasis on foundations of social work, diversity, human behavior in the social environment (HBSE), and practice theory and methods. Other responsibilities include 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
- Significant post-master’s teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:
- Evidence of potential for teaching excellence in a variety of subject areas in social work curricula
- 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: 11/09/2020
Close Date: 12/9/2020
Open Until Filled: No

Notes to Applicants:
Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes excellent benefits.

To be considered for this position, please complete the online application and attach the required application materials including: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one page teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and three academic/professional references. For more information contact the search committee chair, Dr. Corina Tadehara at

Applications must be received by December 9, 2020.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Weber State University is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 Department of Social Work and Gerontology is housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and includes a thriving undergraduate program, accredited by the Council on Social since 1974, and a Master of Social Work Program scheduled to begin with its first students in the fall of 2021.

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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