Instructor - Social Work

Job description

Requisition Number:    0810652
Number of Open Positions:    1
Position Title:    Instructor
Other Title Information:    Instructor - Social Work
Position Type:    Faculty
Organization:    224102 - SOCIAL WORK

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. Summer teaching and administration are available. Duties include a combination of administration (. 5 FTE Coordinator of new Social Work Continuing Education Program) and instruction (. 5 FTE online and face-to-face). Additional duties include advising and serving on school, university and community committees. 

We seek a talented, collegial and innovative faculty who has a combination of administrative experience in conference or workshop planning related to Social Work Continuing Education and instructional experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate social work students.

Ad Text:    
We seek a talented and innovative faculty who has a track record of graduate and undergraduate instruction in social work plus administrative experience in conference or workshop planning related to Continuing Education. 

Minimum Qualifications
We are seeking applicants who hold a Masters in Social Work with a minimum of two years post-Master’s experience. Applicants must have knowledge of social work licensing requirements, understanding of alumni engagement strategies and experience working with multiple online instructional and administrative platforms. Applicants must have experience in administration and good organizational skills necessary to develop, coordinate and manage multiple workshop offerings in consultation with our university partner, College of Continuing Studies. In the area of instruction, we are looking for faculty who have clinical expertise to teach courses in psychopathology and clinical social work. Additionally, 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
Licensed in clinical social work; strong background in a variety of community relationships and partnerships; knowledge of evidence-based practices and emerging educational trends in social work; applicants with a PhD will be considered.

Additional Position Information:    
School of Social Work
The University’s School of Social Work, established in 1965, has an accomplished faculty of 23 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 11 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 Ghana and South Korea. 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:

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.

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 document to:

- Letter of interest (in your cover letter, please address how you application meets the minimum and preferred qualification with a specific description about your administrative experience in coordinating social work continuing education workshops and your interest in teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs). - Curriculum Vitae - Names and contact information for THREE references.

UA EEO Statement    
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.

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Search Initiation Date:    05/08/2017
Expected Starting Date:    08/16/2017 
College/School/Division:    Social Work




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Job No: 0810652
Posted: 5/5/2017
Application Due: 5/5/2018
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