Assistant Professor - Social Work
NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an
unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values.
We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our
efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of
Northern Arizona University seeks dynamic candidates for one
tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level for fall
2023, within our Department of Social Work, which has both a CSWE
accredited BSW program and MSW program.
We are seeking candidates with a well-developed research agenda in
one of the following broadly defined areas: Research and practice
focus in areas of health disparities, health services, substance
abuse, micro and macro practice, child, maternal, and family health
policy, substance exposed newborns, prevention and early
intervention, risk/resilience, child abuse and neglect, elder
health, health issues with disenfranchised or special populations,
and/or health across the lifespan.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in scholarship,
teaching, community engagement, and commitment to diversity,
inclusion, and social and economic justice, as well as demonstrated
leadership skills essential for mentoring bachelors and
masters-level students. We seek candidates with the interest and
capacity to assume leadership roles within the department, a
demonstrated track record of collegial teamwork, as well as an
interest and capacity to engage with students in NAU's
Interdisciplinary Health PhD program. Qualifications include a
minimum of three years of social work practice experience beyond
the M.S.W. degree, experience and interest in curricular
The Northern Arizona University Social Work Department offers a
CSWE-accredited BSW degree and MSW program degree. We employ a
cohort model and are committed to utilizing technology and service
learning as methods within our curriculum. This is a nine (9) month
position that includes teaching a 3/2 social work course load per
academic year, student mentoring, and program service activities,
including committees, curriculum development, and program planning.
This position is tenure eligible, at the rank of Assistant
- An earned MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program.
- An earned doctorate or Ph.D. in social work or a closely
aligned field are required by position start date.
- Evidence of ability to teach in at least one core curriculum
area (e.g. research methods, clinical practice, macro,
- Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse
- Three or more years direct social work practice experience in
clinical, health, behavioral health, substance abuse, and/or
aging.Successful record of university teaching.
- Demonstrated ability, interest, and active involvement in
scholarly activity with potential for external funding.
- Experience with curriculum development and/or building online
- Demonstrated capacity to assume leadership roles.
- Experience working with Indigenous/Native populations of the
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569,
including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and
the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment,
NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the
features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a
faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty
members are expected to promote student learning and help students
achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide
range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has
carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning,
forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural
diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks,
Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of
Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the
Center for University Access and Inclusion
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive
position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona
University requires satisfactory results for the following: a
criminal background investigation, employment history
investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and
fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL,
you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere
to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in
the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal
E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new
employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year
Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report
. The report is a result
of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery
reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed
calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU
uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report
crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual
Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this
campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire
safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing
and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you
would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the
NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Commensurate with experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit
package including generous health, dental and vision insurance;
participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the
Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10
holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and
qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is
available at the NAU HR
. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable
according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service
. Employees offered a
position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's
BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll
in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first
day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a
new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the
long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on
the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New
employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan
(ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on
the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that
accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period
following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU
benefits is available at the NAU HR
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of
applications will begin on November 14, 2022, with weekly review
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at
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Application must include: (1) a letter of interest identifying the
position for which they are applying and addressing minimum and
preferred qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement
of teaching philosophy; (4) copies of recent teaching or annual
evaluations; (5) a sample of professional or academic writting; (6)
three letters of reference; (7) names and contact information for
three professional references; (8) unofficial transcripts of
graduate coursework; and (9) include a statement describing past
experiences with and/or potential for tuture commitment to
mentoring a diverse studetn body through teaching and/or research,
scholarship and service endeavors supporting diverse populations
within the larger community. Save all items as PDF and/or Word
If you need assistance completing your application there are
instructions available on the HR website
or in person in the Human Resources
Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner
of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact
the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006
or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,
and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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