Assistant Professor of Social Work
The University of Southern Indiana Social Work Department seeks applicants for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2021. Responsibilities include teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses, advising, scholarship, and service. Current teaching needs include human behavior, clinical practice, marriage and family and addiction studies.
The Social Work Department at USI has a combined program offering a BSW in generalist practice and an MSW with a clinical concentration. Both programs were recently reaccredited by CSWE through 2027. The Department located in the College of Liberal Arts also houses the Center for Social Justice Education, which aims to foster advocacy for social justice and empowerment through education, research and collaboration. Faculty members within the department are strongly collegial, with a commitment to teaching excellence, scholarship, and service.
A doctorate in social work (or similarly related field) from a nationally accredited institution of higher education is required. Applicants with ABD status will be considered for the rank of Instructor until degree is completed. Candidates are required to have an MSW from a CSWE accredited program and a minimum of two years post MSW direct practice experience.
The University of Southern Indiana is in Evansville, Indiana’s third-largest city with an estimated metro population of 314,000. Located on the Ohio River, it is the commercial, medical and cultural hub of southwestern Indiana and the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky tri-state area, and is within driving distance to Louisville, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri, Nashville, Tennessee, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Evansville is home to numerous museums, the Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, Tropicana Evansville casino, an emerging sports tourism industry and growing arts, culture and entertainment districts. Major employers can be found in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution and retail.
The Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation is the third-largest school district in Indiana, with more than 23,000 PreK-12 students across 40 schools. Evansville is also home to public charter Signature School, the #1 High School in Indiana and #3 charter school in the country as ranked by U.S. News and World Report in 2019.
Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls more than 10,700 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 20,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. The University offers study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries and is host to international students from around the globe. A competitive member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference, USI offers 17 varsity intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. USI is online at USI.edu.
The USI College of Liberal Arts offers students the opportunities to develop the fundamentals of a liberal education upon which to base a lifetime of learning and to concentrate in studies that form the foundation for professional pursuits. The College’s 14 departments currently enroll more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students. The College also houses USI Theatre, offering a full season of fully-staged productions each year in the USI Performance Center, and multiple art galleries and exhibition spaces.
To apply, please follow the directions on our www.usi.edu/jobs page to log in or set up an account. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position, which include 1) a letter of application that provides a discussion of why you are a good candidate for this position as well as a concise description of research, teaching experience, and previous professional service; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) copies of unofficial transcripts; 4) three names of references with telephone and e-mail contact information (all references will be treated confidentially) and 5) documented knowledge and/or experience in online teaching and learning and potential for scholarly productivity and excellence in teaching.
Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Dr. Tom Bordelon, Search Committee Chair. Official transcripts will be required of finalists.
Review of candidates will begin March 28, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.