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Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work

Auburn University at Montgomery
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Vacancy Number: F-00279 Position Title: Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work Classification Title: Faculty Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum Qualifications:
For either appointment, an MSW degree with a minimum of two years post- MSW practice, teaching experience, and the ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with faculty and administration across the university is required. Additional qualifications for appointment as assistant professor include a DSW or PhD in Social Work (or closely related field), an established research agenda, and a record of professional activities related to social work practice and education. ABD candidates are eligible, but all degree requirements must be completed prior to employment. For appointment as clinical assistant professor, candidates must hold a professional social work license ( LMSW or LiCSW) and an established record of community involvement. Job Open Date: 08/05/2021 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 ) is searching for two colleagues to join our department as either an assistant professor in Social Work (tenure-track, a doctorate required) or a clinical assistant professor in Social Work (non-tenured), depending on candidate qualifications. These are 9-month appointments with one preferably starting in January 2022 and the other in August 2022, alternatively, both appointments are eligible to start in August 2022. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to social justice, undergraduate teaching, field education, and community service. We are committed to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. Prospective candidates will help further the institutional goals of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

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

Duties for this appointment include teaching core and area of specialization undergraduate Social Work courses, advising students, maintaining a productive research agenda (assistant) or a productive community-involvement agenda (clinical), and adding to the service mission of the campus. The ideal candidate will have a teaching and/or research specialization in substance abuse, direct practice, and/or social justice.

How to Apply

Visit and complete an online application. Completed applications must include, 1) cover letter that clearly states if candidate is applying for assistant professor or clinical assistant professor position and their qualifications 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy statement, 4) research statement (assistant) or community-involvement statement (clinical), 5) a writing sample, preferably a peer-reviewed publication (assistant only), 6) contact information for at least three professional references, and 7) graduate transcript(s).

Contact Dr. Suzie Cashwell, Search Committee Chair, at with any questions.

Screening of applications will begin as received with priority given to applications received by Oct 1, 2021. While the position will remain open until filled, AUM reserves the right once interviewing has begun to stop accepting applications.

This position is not eligible for sponsorship

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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