Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

Department of Social Work

The faculty of the Department of Social Work at the University of Whitewater is seeking a colleague. Our baccalaureate social work program, accredited since 1974, is known for strong student-faculty interaction and dynamic engaged students. The Social Work Department has strong connections with social service agencies, the surrounding area, and professional organizations.

Position: Probationary tenure track faculty position in the Department of Social Work at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor beginning August 2013.

Qualifications: An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program with two years full-time post-MSW employment in social work, and a doctorate  in social work (or related field) from a nationally accredited institution of higher education are required for initial appointment as  an assistant professor.  ABD will be considered, but doctorate must be completed by August 2013.  Teaching experience and proficiency of educational technology are required. A commitment to undergraduate education is also expected.

Responsibilities: Teach required courses in Social Work Practice, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Child Welfare, and other courses as required. Responsibilities also include course and curriculum planning, evaluation of program and student outcomes, a research agenda, and service to the department, community, and profession.

Preference: will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to work effectively with those from diverse backgrounds and demonstrated cultural competence.  Other considerations include experience and expertise in domestic violence, experience with educational technology and knowledge of the Council on Social Work Education accreditation standards.

University: Founded in 1868, UW-Whitewater is a premier regional university with an enrollment of 12,000 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 11 master’s degree programs.  It offers high-quality career-oriented programs integrated with a model general education curriculum.  UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System.  Located in a community of 14,800 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.
Application: A complete credential packet consists of a (1) letter of application, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) research statement, (4) curriculum vita, (5) three letters of recommendation, (6) student teaching evaluations, and (7) copies of graduate transcripts.  Only complete applications will be considered.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, lists of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.  Please send materials electronically to: socworksearch@uww.edu, Professor Jim Winship, Search Committee Chair by email at winshipj@uww.edu.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Official transcripts and a background check of the successful candidate will be required prior to appointment.

Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2012 and continues until position is filled.
UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is required for employment

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