The University of Connecticut School of Social Work is looking for applicants for multiple Assistant/Associate Professors.
The University of Connecticut School of Social Work is a national leader in graduate social work education with a tradition of educating and serving diverse populations. We are ranked in the top 20% among schools of social work nationally. More than one-third of our 400 students and 27 full time faculty members belong to underrepresented groups in higher education. The School’s research doctorate is the only public social work Ph.D. program in the region. Areas of distinction in teaching, scholarship and community engagement include mental health, trauma and violence prevention and reduction; international social work and human rights; social and health disparities; diversity and cultural competence; and policy analysis, advocacy, and community organizing. Interdisciplinary collaborations are maintained with units across the university and we have an extensive collaboration network with public and private human service agencies.
The UConn School of Social Work is located in downtown Hartford. Our neighborhood campus includes other UConn academic programs and research centers, cultural institutions, state and city governments. This situates us ideally for carrying out our central academic mission and provides enhanced opportunities for building upon our existing community collaborations and urban focus.
Collaborate on multi-disciplinary initiatives within the University. Seek and acquire external funding to support an active research and publication agenda, including support and mentorship of doctoral students. Teach across the curriculum in BSW, MSW and/or Ph.D. programs, as appropriate, and demonstrate effective instruction. Advise and mentor students in research, outreach, and professional development. Serve on doctoral student committees, as appropriate, and participate in university, school, and community level service. Successful candidates are expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and public engagement the richness of diversity; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and employ pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. At the associate level, opportunities may exist for leadership within our mental health research unit.
Applicants must have the MSW degree and an earned doctorate in social work or a closely related discipline.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching and research. At the assistant level, they should have strong indications of scholarly promise and productivity. At the associate level, there should be evidence of high impact scholarship and prior external funding support. Applicants must show evidence of an active research agenda which either fills gaps or strengthens areas in the current research portfolio of the school and the potential to obtain federal, state and/or private grants and contracts. Demonstrated potential for/evidence of excellence in teaching. A commitment to the School of Social Work’s mission of advancing knowledge and community engagement to achieve human rights and social justice.
Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: integrated health, mental health, trauma, child wellbeing, aging, substance use, violence prevention and criminal justice. Professional post-MSW clinical practice experience strongly preferred. Experience in or commitment to working collaboratively within the school and across the university on inter-professional research initiatives. Commitment to and/or experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to translate research from social work and related fields into teaching. Experience with online and hybrid teaching platforms. Ability to teach in Individuals, Group and Family concentration.
These are 9-month, tenure-track positions with an expected start date of August 23, 2019. Initial salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Internal Number: 2019136
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The University of Connecticut is one of the nation's leading public research universities. UConn's main campus in Storrs is admitting the highest-achieving freshmen in University history. Student diversity continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.