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Assistant and/or Associate Professor of Social Work –Tenure-line

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Salary
Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Posted Date
Oct 13, 2022

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Position Summary:

The University of Alabama School of Social Work invites applications for two faculty appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and/or Associate Professor (tenured) to begin August 2023.

For Assistant Professors: We welcome candidates with 1) experience in or potential for high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level across teaching modalities, 2) interest or experience in mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level; 3) achievement in or the potential for original research and scholarship, 3) success in or the potential to secure external and internal funds for their research, and 4) evidence of sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and underrepresented populations and communities.

For Associate Professors: We welcome candidates with 1) evidence of high-quality teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and across teaching modalities, 2) achievement in original research and scholarship, 3) success in securing external funds for their research, and 4) evidence of sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and underrepresented populations and communities.

High priority experience and needs are behavioral health, asset-based community approaches, poverty and racial disparities, and social justice research agendas, but candidates with scholarship expertise in other areas are also strongly encouraged to apply. The position requires a Ph.D. in Social Work or a closely related discipline and an MSW. Candidates who are ABD may also apply if successful defense of the dissertation occurs prior to appointment. A minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience is preferred.

SPECIAL NOTE TO APPLICANTS: As a School, we prioritize promoting practices and structures that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and in the community. The inclusion of underrepresented groups across UASSW is essential to facilitate the contributions of diverse leaders with distinctive ideas within the discipline. Our School is committed to cultivating culturally sustaining practices and community-engaged research in health, behavioral health, and social and economic justice solutions for Alabama, nationally, and internationally.  

The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work, established in 1965, has an accomplished faculty of 23 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 13 full-time teaching faculty members, and over 30 dedicated professional and support staff members.  We have a vibrant student body with a combined enrollment of over 600 students across our BSW, MSW, DSW, and PhD programs.  Additionally, our School is ranked among the top 20% of Best Grad Schools for Social Work in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  For additional information about our school, please visit our website at https://socialwork.ua.edu/.

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the state’s flagship institution. The University holds an R1, very high research, Carnegie classification and has an enrollment of over 38,000 students. We are located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a vibrant community of over 100,000 residents that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. For information about working at the University of Alabama, see https://provost.ua.edu/faculty-careers

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  New faculty are provided a generous start up package.  

To apply, candidates should go to https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/51340 to complete an online application and upload the following:

  • A cover letter (1-2 pages) detailing interest in position;
  • Statement- Teaching Philosophy and Experience;
  • Statement- Research Philosophy and Trajectory;
  • Statement- Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, including how you employ an Anti-oppression lens in your work;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations; peer observations of teaching);
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Two articles or article-length writing samples; and
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  The expected start date is August 16, 2023. Confidential inquiries about the positions may be sent to Dr. Tania Alameda-Lawson, Search Committee Chair, at talamedalawson@ua.edu.

The University of Alabama is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. The School strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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