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Assistant Professor (Clinical) - Social Work

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor (Clinical) Department 00166 - College of Social Work City Salt Lake City, UT Track Non Tenure Track New Position to Begin January 1, 2023 Details

The University of Utah, College of Social Work invites applications for a 1.0FTE 12-month Career-line faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Clinical) to teach and facilitate integration of BSW social work curriculum in field and to develop and maintain quality practicum placements. This is a non-tenure track position intended to be a long-term position within the University's Career-Line Faculty structure, with a renewable contract.

The University of Utah and the College of Social Work value candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program and a minimum of three years of professional social work experience. Strong candidates will have:

* Knowledge of local social service agencies, systems, and social work roles
* Experience working in a social work related setting
* Excellent communication, problem solving & organizational skills
* The ability to work independently & collaboratively
* Experience in substance use disorder counseling and curriculum

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience as a field instructor or providing social work supervision to interns
* Social work teaching experience


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Student Placement:

* Work with approximately 60 students to develop individualized practicum plans and participate in the placement process of those students.

Student Coordination:

* Advise and consult with approximately 60 students and their field instructors on a regular basis to assist them in maximizing their field education experience.
* Schedule and meet with each student and their field instructor at the practicum agency and through teleconference to build relationships, assess and address student and agency needs, bridge curriculum and field and support the student and instructor in field education and professional development.
* Manage crises and problem solve when needed by collaborating with students, field instructors, other faculty and administration.
* Documentation & evaluation of student and practicum.
* Travel in Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Utah, Davis, and Weber Counties.

Other Practicum Duties:

* Plan and participate in placement meetings.
* Develop & conduct practicum fairs, field education workshops, new field instructor trainings and other seminars to orient and train students and field instructors on topics related to field education.
* Participate and collaborate with Practicum Team.
* Review new practicum agency and field instructors' applications
* Develop and cultivate effective practicum partnerships with agencies and field instructors.
* Teach practicum seminars in-person and or virtually and provide oversight of practicum assignments.

College, University, and Environment:

The University of Utah has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 115 research universities with the "highest research activity" in the nation and is the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education. The University is located in Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. This location offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, with ten world-class ski resorts and five national parks within hours of the city. Salt Lake City is the center of a metropolitan area with a population of approximately one million residents, has extensive arts and cultural activities, and has a major international airport with a Delta Airlines hub and direct flights to most U.S. cities and direct international flights to Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Mexico City. The area has received international recognition for its new light rail system, foodie culture, downtown renewal, and increasing diversity. In 2017, U.S News and World report ranked Salt Lake City as the 10th best place to live in the nation. Utah is home to 8 federally recognized Native American Tribes, and the University has articulated its statement of Indigenous Land Acknowledgement (

The College of Social Work (CSW), established in 1937, is the only institution in the Intermountain West that offers all three degrees in social work: BSW, MSW, and PhD. The CSW houses a number of research entities providing faculty and students research opportunities and support for locating and managing external funding including: the Social Research Institute; the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development; the Utah Criminal Justice Center; the Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration; and the Goodwill Initiative on Aging. Currently, CSW faculty are conducting a number of federally funded, state-funded, and foundation-funded translational social research projects to advance social work research and innovate evidence-based practices for vulnerable populations in need. The College's Goodwill Humanitarian Building features state-of-the-art clinical training suites equipped with one-way mirrors and audio-visual technology for real-time clinical supervision and feedback, as well as a sophisticated psychophysiology lab for cutting-edge social work neuroscience.

The Department is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. This institution offers benefits to same-sex and to different sex domestic partners. This institution offers benefits to spouses.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Application Process

Candidates should submit the following:

* A letter of application detailing your interest and qualifications; please address ability to engage diversity-related content within field practicum
* A full curriculum vitae
* A list of three professional references with contact information (external to the University)
* Copies of teaching evaluations, if available, for the last three years for in-person and online courses

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jeremiah Jaggers at (801)581-7644,

Open Date 07/11/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Requisition Number PRN00886CF Type Faculty

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Cover Letter
* Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

* Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 - Member Copy 4) - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169
* Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
* Teaching Statement
* Teaching Evaluations
* List of References
* Applicant Document - Other
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