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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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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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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02285249

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
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.

Job Summary
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.

Minimum Qualifications
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.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants who have:
(1) A focus on applied gerontology, health, and/or mental health substantive areas.
(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 curriculum
(6) The potential to collaborate across disciplines and with community partners
(7) Experience working with or on behalf of vulnerable populations

Application Instructions
Applications must be submitted online at: 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, 2021 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 (, search committee chair, to schedule an appointment.

Application Notes
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.

Reasonable Accommodations

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 disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

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 Act)

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, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

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 visit:

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