Instructor - Social Work

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Dec 17, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0810513

Position Summary: The University of Alabama School of Social Work invites applications for one renewable instructor faculty position. The position is a nine-month, full time, 1.0 FTE academic appointment scheduled to begin August 16, 2017. Duties include teaching (online and face-to-face), participating in funded research opportunities, advising, serving on school committees and coordinating special community and or administrative projects (e.g., agency partnerships; newly approved Continuing Education Program). We seek a talented and innovative faculty who has special expertise in one or more of the following areas: administrative experience in conference or workshop planning related to Continuing Education; knowledge or teaching experience in the field of non-profit management; strong clinical background in behavioral and or mental health field conducive to teaching courses on Psychopathology (DSM 5). Applicants should demonstrate potential for obtaining funded research.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The University of Alabama School of Social Work POSITION DESCRIPTION Instructor (One faculty position effective 8/16/2017) Position Summary The University of Alabama School of Social Work invites applications for one renewable instructor faculty position. The position is a nine-month, full time, 1.0 FTE academic appointment scheduled to begin August 16, 2017. Duties include teaching (online and face-to-face), participating in funded research opportunities, advising, serving on school committees and coordinating special community and or administrative projects (e.g., agency partnerships; newly approved Continuing Education Program). We seek a talented and innovative faculty who has special expertise in one or more of the following areas: administrative experience in conference or workshop planning related to Continuing Education; knowledge or teaching experience in the field of non-profit management; strong clinical background in behavioral and or mental health field conducive to teaching courses on Psychopathology (DSM 5). Applicants should demonstrate potential for obtaining funded research. Minimum Qualifications We are seeking applicants who hold a Masters in Social Work with a minimum of two years post-Master's experience. Applicants from related fields will be considered. We are strongly invested in recruiting colleagues who, in their practice and teaching experience, demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and underrepresented populations and communities, as well as a commitment to social justice. Applicants should have an interest and expertise in reaching our diverse student body through online and face-to-face instruction and advising. Preferred Qualifications Applicants with a PhD are preferred. School of Social Work The University's School of Social Work, established in 1966, has an accomplished faculty of 23 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 10 full-time teaching (instructor) faculty and 19 dedicated professional and support staff. The School has a long-standing internship program in Washington, DC and international initiatives in locations including China, Brazil, Hong Kong, Mexico, and soon Cuba. The school enjoys good relationships with federal, state and local social service, health, and educational agencies and institutions. We have a strong and vibrant alumni community. Faculty instructors have excellent support for research and teaching, a School of Social Work Office of Research, in-house librarian, and opportunities to work with nationally-prominent research colleagues. In 2017, the School will occupy a newly-renovated historical building, centrally located on campus with state-of-the-art computing equipment and multi-media classrooms. For more information, please visit the School's website: socialwork.ua.edu The University of Alabama The University is located in a vibrant, energetic college community in the center of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Located on 1,000 acres of tree-lined pathways, it is among the most beautiful campuses in the country. The University of Alabama has an enrollment of more than 37,000 students. Founded in 1831, it is the state's oldest public university and the state's flagship university. In recent years, it has achieved impressive growth in student enrollment and research funding. The University is ranked as a "higher" (R2) research university according to Carnegie rankings, and the School of Social Work is ranked as one of the top 50 schools of social work in the United States according to the 2016 US News and World Report. The Community The city of Tuscaloosa is located along the banks of the Black Warrior River in west central Alabama. Approximately 200,000 people live in or near the Tuscaloosa metropolitan area. Our community offers good quality of life including low crime rates, affordable housing, and excellent recreational opportunities. Residents are within easy driving distance to other fine cities and regions, such as Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Compensation Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Compensation includes a benefits package with healthcare, reduced tuition rates and retirement. Summer teaching opportunities are available for additional compensation. Application Process We invite applications from well-qualified individuals who meet the minimum qualifications. The School strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color and members of other underrepresented groups. Please submit the following documents to: http://facultyjobs.ua.edu * Letter of interest (in your cover letter, please address how your application meets the minimum and preferred qualifications, your research agenda, and your interest in teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs) * Curriculum Vitae * Names and contact information for THREE references Timeline Review of applications begins December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries Confidential inquiries may be directed to: Ms. Allison Curington, Instructor and Director, Field Education Program; Chair, Search Committee, The University of Alabama School of Social Work, Box 870314, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0314; amcurington@sw.ua.edu The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. Reasonable accommodation in the application and interview process may be requested by contacting Ms. Curington. Please visit our websites for additional information about the School of Social Work, www.socialwork.ua.edu, and The University of Alabama, www.ua.edu.

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