Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0004/ 4

Salary Range: $42,974 - $85,000

C losing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW. Washington DC. 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Education, Health and Social Work invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty appointment in Social Work with a start date of August 2021.

The University of the District of Columbia is a public, comprehensive university with an urban land-grant distinction. It is the District of Columbia’s only public institution of higher education. It has historically been a minority serving institution. The University services approximately 5,000 students across its two-year baccalaureate, masters, and professional programs. The Washington metropolitan community provides an exceptional learning laboratory for faculty, staff, and students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching curriculum in the areas of social welfare policy and macro practice in the context of generalist social work practice.
  • Participating in accreditation tasks in collaboration with other social work faculty.
  • Maintaining an active scholarship agenda, including pursuit of external funding and collaborative research that includes student participation.
  • Serving as a lead faculty person for assigned areas and developing model syllabi for those courses.
  • Providing leadership within the program.
  • Serving as advisor to social work majors.
  • Performing additional assigned tasks to enhance the quality of the program.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education accredited institution
  • A DSW or PhD in Social Work or closely related field
  • A minimum of two years of post-master’s practice
  • Undergraduate social work teaching experience
  • A demonstrated record of scholarly production, including practice related research
  • Demonstrate experience with the social work accreditation or reaffirmation process.
  • Experience in curriculum design and development, including utilization of experiential teaching methods.
  • Licensed as a social work practitioner (or eligible to apply for licensure) in the District of Columbia.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Ability to engage with diverse groups and show sensitivity to variations across age, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, cultural, national origin, and prior training and educational experience.
  1. Assistant Professor: A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

    An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
    At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.
    Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.
    When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.

    Associate Professor: A candidate for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

    An earned doctorate or the highest appropriate credential in the field of specialization, or experience and achievements comparable to the doctorate;

    A record of scholarship and professional growth; and

    At least five (5) years of full-time teaching experience in an institution of higher education, including three (3) years as an Assistant Professor.

    Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B ). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent Management at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/ .

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