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Faculty - Master of Social Work: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Employer
Utah Valley University
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 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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Faculty - Master of Social Work: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:
The Department of Behavioral Science and College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah Valley University invite qualified individuals to apply for a tenure-track position as an assistant, associate, or full professor in the Master of Social Work Program starting August 2022. This position is an exciting opportunity to play an essential role in a developing MSW program. The MSW program received initial accreditation from CSWE in June 2021 and the MSW faculty are committed to the growth and advancement of the program.

The successful candidate will collaborate with MSW faculty in developing and establishing curriculum, activities, processes, resources, and policies that support student development of social work knowledge, skills, and values. The appointee's workload expectations will be teaching (80%), research (10%), and institutional service (10%). The position carries a teaching load of 24 credit hours or equivalent per academic year, typically 12 credits per semester (4/4). The successful candidate will be assigned primarily to the MSW Program and will design and teach social work graduate courses, and may also teach BSW courses on occasion.

The MSW Program is a hybrid program. Courses consist of face-to-face instruction and online learning as well as online, asynchronous courses. UVU offers extensive resources and workshops to expand and enhance teaching abilities. The successful candidate is expected to utilize pedagogical methods that emphasize student engagement, identify measurable course objectives, and evaluate learning by means of written assignments, oral or practice tests, and/or examinations. They will participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the MSW Program, the Behavioral Science Department, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah Valley University, and the collective interest of its staff and student body. Commitment to collegiality and student success is important to the MSW faculty.

UVU provides accessible, equitable, and culturally diverse learning experiences and resources for students of all backgrounds, including those historically underrepresented in higher education. We value diverse perspectives and seek to provide an atmosphere of respect, safety, and inclusion in our program. The candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to ethical, anti-oppressive practice, teaching excellence, and teaching diverse learners, and modeling inclusive practices. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


Required Qualifications:
In addition to having a doctoral degree in social work or related discipline, applicants for all professorial ranks are required to have graduated with a master’s degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited program and a minimum of 2 years post-MSW professional practice experience. If the MSW was earned from an international institution, the degree must be evaluated and approved by CSWE. Please note that ABD candidates will be considered, however, the doctoral degree must be conferred by the time of appointment. Additionally, minimum qualifications include evidence of teaching or training/mentoring experience and completion of scholarly work (i.e. dissertation, peer-reviewed publication, academic/professional presentation) within the past five years. If hired at the associate or full professor rank, the candidate must have evidence of recent scholarly work and continued agenda (publications, conference presentations, etc.). The candidate must show commitment to the mission, purpose, and values of the social work profession.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge:
  • Subject matter across the MSW curriculum
  • Canvas or other Learning Management Systems
  • CSWE Competencies
  • Anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in social work education



Skills:
  • Maintain an engaging, motivating, and positive classroom environment.
  • Apply course content to professional social work practice.
  • Guide conversation and learning about difficult social work topics.
  • Design and organize both in-person and online course content.
  • Develop assessment measures to evaluate students’ realization of course outcomes and competencies.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in written communication with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community partners from diverse backgrounds.
Abilities:
  • Excellent time management and organization.
  • Commitment to collaborate and abide by a consensus of peers.
  • Reflect on and improve teaching.


Preferred Qualifications:
It is preferred that applicants have experience teaching in an MSW program and the ability to apply engaged learning pedagogies, strategies, and techniques. The ability to teach quantitative and/or qualitative research methods courses and mentor students in capstone research is also preferred. Preferred applicants will have knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in social work education including principles of anti-racist practice and teaching as espoused by CSWE. Leadership experience in a growing program or agency will also be looked at favorably. Commitment to and skill in working with vulnerable and diverse populations, knowledge about social work practice in non-profit and public agencies, experience with CSWE accreditation standards and policies, and experience/skills use of technology in teaching and teaching online courses will all be viewed as preferred qualifications during this faculty search.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to use computers. Physical ability to teach in a classroom setting. Ability to see, hear, talk, stand, sit, walk and fine hand manipulation. Other standard physical abilities for full-time faculty positions.


Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.


FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC20321
Open Date: 11/29/2021
Review Start Date: 12/29/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant:

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/25761

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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