Assistant Professor - Social Work

Employer
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
Description
[The School of Public Affairs](https://spa.uccs.edu/) at the [University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)](https://www.uccs.edu/experience/about-uccs) invites applications for two 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Work positions to begin in August 2022. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) trauma informed social work practice, (2) sports social work, (3) healthcare social work, (4) clinical social work practice, (5) military social work, and/or (6) advanced research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative). The typical time allocation for tenure-track faculty in the School of Public Affairs is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service. The pre-tenure teaching load is a 2-2 (4 classes per academic year, typically 2 classes in each fall and spring semester); the post-tenure teaching load is a 3-2 (5 classes per academic year). The scholar in this position will prepare and teach courses within the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) major and/or Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate degree. The position requires a flexible teaching schedule to include day and evening classes as well as the ability to teach in a variety of formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and online). The assistant professor will contribute to curriculum development and accreditation processes. This position reports to the Chair of Social Work. *Who We Are: *The School of Public Affairs (SPA) is a dynamic learning community serving those who seek to make a difference in the public sector. Degrees offered by the School of Public Affairs include the Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Criminal Justice, and Master of Public Administration. Our programs emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for leading and managing effectively in a diverse society. Our graduates are prepared to innovate in the complex world in which we live.UCCS's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs launched in Fall 2020. Both anticipate full accreditation by 2023. More information about UCCS Social Work is available here: [https://spa.uccs.edu/programs/social-work](https://spa.uccs.edu/programs/social-work).The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.[Colorado Springs](https://www.visitcos.com/travel-tools/local-services-information/moving-to-colorado-springs/) (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by [U.S. News & World Report ](https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live) as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.*Job Duties: *Examples of the work required for Teaching (effort allocation: 40%):
* Preparing and teaching courses within the Bachelor of Social Work (MSW) major and Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate degree. Course assignments will primarily be at the graduate level; however, some undergraduate teaching may be required.
* Other teaching activities include but are not limited to: contributing to social work curriculum development, mentoring students on independent studies, and serving as a graduate thesis committee member.
Examples of the work required for Research (effort allocation: 40%):
* Maintaining a productive agenda of meaningful empirical research evidenced through peer-reviewed publications.
* Seeking and obtaining external funding for research.
Examples of the work required for Service (effort allocation: 20%):
* Being an engaged member of the School of Public Affairs and UCCS communities.
* Service activities include but are not limited to: participating in faculty meetings; serving on Social Work, School of Public Affairs, and UCCS campus committees; participating in student recruitment activities; helping to build/maintain partnerships between the community and 2 School of Public Affairs; mentoring part-time faculty; mentoring student organizations; new academic program development; and other activities as appropriate.
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).*What We Offer: **Salary Range:* Generally starting at $65,000 - $72,000. The salaries of the finalists selected for these positions will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training. The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at [http://www.cu.edu/employee-services](http://www.cu.edu/employee-services). Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at [Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado](https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/collaborative-hr-services/total-compensation-calculator).*Tentative Search Timeline: *
Complete applications submitted *by 11:59 pm October 7, 2021 *will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled.First round of interviews with the search committee expected to be held virtually on *October 20th and 22nd, 2021*.Second round of interviews with the search committee and other stakeholders expected to be held in person, on campus (as permitted by public health guidelines) during *November 15, 2021- November 18, 2021 and November 30, 2021 - December 7th, 2021.*This position will start *August 2022.*The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Qualifications
*Minimum Qualifications:*
Ph.D. in Social Work or a related social or behavioral science discipline from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered; however, Ph.D. must be conferred by August 14, 2022.* An earned Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
A minimum of 24 months of full-time, or equivalent, post-MSW professional social work experience.*Preferred Qualifications:*
* A minimum of 18 months of higher education teaching experience in Social Work, or a related discipline.
* Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) trauma informed social work practice, (2) sports social work, (3) healthcare social work, (4) clinical social work practice, (5) military social work, and/or (6) advanced research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative).
* Experience in teaching in a variety of formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and online)
*Physical Requirements: *Physical requirements for a person to be successful in performing the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation are sedentary, to include exertion up to 10 lbs of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or contently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. The position involves sitting most of the time but ay involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

*Job Category: *Faculty
*Primary Location: *Colorado Springs
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Posting Date: *Sep 8, 2021
*Unposting Date: *Ongoing

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