University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Introduction (Description of
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), Wisconsin’s major
public urban research university, provides a comprehensive liberal
arts and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate
levels and is one of only two doctoral-granting campuses in the
University of Wisconsin System. UWM was designated an R-1 Doctoral
University - Highest Research Activity, by the Carnegie
Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Of the 131
universities designated as R-1, UWM is among a minority located in
an urban setting and one of only 10 with a dedicated urban access
mission. Additionally, UWM was designated by the Carnegie
Foundation Community Engagement Classification in 2015 for its
significant work in Milwaukee and Wisconsin’s southeast region. The
campus is also home to the state’s largest collaboration of health
sciences, social work, nursing and public health programs through
its Partners for Health initiative.
Accredited by the CSWE, the Social Work Department along with the
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is housed within the
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. The Social Work Department
confers BSSW and MSW degrees, and with the Department of Criminal
Justice and Criminology, jointly offers a PhD degree in Social
Welfare. The doctoral program prepares students for leadership
roles in the field as instructors, researchers, program designers
and policy advocates. The MSW program emphasizes both direct and
macro practice methods, offering state-recognized programming in
substance abuse counseling and school social work along with
campus-recognized interdisciplinary certificates in applied
gerontology, trauma-informed care, and nonprofit management.
The Department of Social Work at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks to fill a vacancy for an
Assistant Professor Tenure-track
position. The Department of social work confers BSW, MSW, and PhD
degrees, offers certificate programs in school social work, applied
gerontology, trauma-informed care, and nonprofit management and a
joint MSW/MPH degree. This position requires research, teaching,
advising, and related service.
The qualified applicant must hold a PhD in social work or a related
field. Applicants who are ABD will be considered if completion of
the degree is imminent.
Preference will be given to applicants who have:
(1) A focus on applied gerontology, health, and/or mental health
(2) Demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity
(3) A record of involvement in externally funded research
(4) An MSW degree
(5) The ability to teach successfully across levels of the
(6) The potential to collaborate across disciplines and with
(7) Experience working with or on behalf of vulnerable
Applications must be submitted online at: http://jobs.uwm.edu
. A completed
application will include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
and a professional writing sample (upload under “Other Document
1”). Finalists will be required to submit letters of reference
which may be mailed to: Dean Tina Freiburger, Helen Bader School of
Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PO Box 786,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201.
Review of applications will begin on October 31,
and will continue until the position is filled. We
will be at the CSWE APM
in Orlando, FL Nov 4-7,
holding informational sessions as well as online meeting for the
positions. Please contact Dr. Melinda S. Kavanaugh
(firstname.lastname@example.org), search committee chair, to schedule an
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM
will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and
attach any required documents. The process is complete when the
message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you
receive a confirmation number.
Legal Notices AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,
disability, or protected veteran status.
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals
with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.
Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to
make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a
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This job announcement and other material on this site will be made
available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a
Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law.
UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who
request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by
Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the
identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the
appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC and Reference Check Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the
prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your
references will be required to answer questions regarding any past
findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending
allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery
Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and
information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/
call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414)
229-4632 for a paper copy.
In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their
start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to
work in the United States and to complete the required employment
eligibility verification form upon hire.
Title and Total Compensation Project
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total
Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation
structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on
current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and
responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please
To apply, please visit: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/33214