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Assistant Professor of Social Work

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 4, 2023

Number of Vacancies: 2

Area of Consideration: Open to Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0004/ 4

Salary Range: $73,387- $75,190

C losing Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024

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 faculty appointment in Social Work with a start date of August 16, 2024.
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 is a minority-serving institution and serves approximately 3,320 students across its baccalaureate, masters, and professional programs. The Washington metropolitan community provides an exceptional learning laboratory for faculty, staff, and students.

The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses that include knowledge and skills in the application of Introduction to Critical Thinking in Social Work, Social Work Practice, and Approaches to Group Work content in preparation of the social work generalist; advises and mentors students and provides leadership for collaborative research activities that include student participation. The faculty member is expected to participate in program, division, college, and university service activities and create community-based service and experiential learning related experiences for students. Applicants interested in developing their academic leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach professional foundation curriculum in the areas of micro and mezzo level practice, specifically critical thinking, practice and group work application in the context of generalist social work practice.
  • Participate in development of curriculum for an MSW curriculum including preparation of syllabi.
  • Develop and sustain an agenda of scholarship.
  • Develop model syllabi for assigned courses.
  • Serve as lead faculty for assigned areas in the professional foundation curriculum.
  • Advise and mentor social work students on matters of academic and career success.
  • Provide leadership for selected Social Work Program committees and activities.
  • Work collaboratively in research that includes student participation opportunities.
  • Serve as an advisor to 10+ social work majors.
  • Participate in the continuing review of program outcomes.
  • Other related duties as assigned
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Master’s degree in social work from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited institution
  • A DSW or PhD in social work or a closely related field.
  • Have a minimum 2-year record of post-master’s practice
  • Have undergraduate and/or graduate social work teaching experience
  • Have demonstrated experience with scholarly production including practice-related research
  • Experience in curriculum design and development including utilization of experiential teaching methods
  • Experience in the CSWE accreditation/reaffirmation process
  • Applicant is expected to have a license social work license in the District of Columbia or is expected to obtain a license in the District of Columbia within two years of their hire date.
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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