Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer of Social Work

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 7, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks to fill two positions: 1) Assistant Professor Tenure-track, 2) Instructional Academic Staff Adjunct Faculty Coordinator (Senior Lecturer). The Department confers BSSW, MSW, and PhD degrees. The MSW program emphasizes both direct and macro practice methods, offering a certificate program in school social work and interdisciplinary certificates in applied gerontology, trauma-informed care, and nonprofit management. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Wisconsin's major public urban research university, designated an R-1 Doctoral University - Highest Research Activity, and listed as a Community Engagement Classification in 2015 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

POSITION TITLE: Tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in social work or a related field by position start date.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the ability to (1) produce significant research and scholarship, (2) teach successfully across levels of the curriculum, and (3) collaborate across disciplines and with community partners. Candidates with research and teaching focus in gerontology, health, or mental health practice are of specific interest.
APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample.
Apply online at: For more information, please contact Dr. Melinda S. Kavanaugh (, search and screen committee chair. We will be holding informational sessions for the Assistant professor position during the CSWE APM. Contact Dr. Kavanaugh ( to schedule an appointment. Finalists for the Tenure-track position will be required to submit letters of reference which may also be submitted online at the time of application or may be mailed to: Dean Tina Freiburger, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PO Box 786, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201.

POSITION TITLE: Senior Lecturer
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must have an MSW from a CSWE-accredited social work program, and have 2-years post Master's experience AND Meets at least one of the following three criteria: 1) Minimum of three years of experience in teaching social work college-level courses; 2) Minimum of three years working in the social work profession post Masters; or 3) Holds a PhD (or is ABD) in a social work-related field.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Social Work Licensure; 2) Professional experience with a variety of client groups and social service settings; 3) Current or prior role in helping to build a culture of diversity and in the promotion of social justice issues.
A completed application will include a cover letter addressing all required and preferred qualifications, CV or resume, and three professional reference letters.

Review of applications for both positions will begin on October 31, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For UWM's Campus Security Report, which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call the Office of Student Life at (414) 229-4632 to request a paper copy. For more information about UWM, please visit Employment will require a criminal background check.
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