Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, tenure track

Columbia, MO
Jun 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 22845
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), announces one open-rank, 9-month, tenure/tenure-track faculty position for the 2018-2019 academic year. Candidates should be able to maintain an active research agenda leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals, obtain federal grants or other external funds to support a research agenda, develop multidisciplinary research connections on and off the MU campus, and teach across the curriculum.

The mission of the MU School of Social Work is to promote leadership for social and economic justice by preparing students for professional excellence and leadership in practice, research, and policy. MU School of Social Work has 27 faculty and five full-time staff. The School offers degrees at the BSW, MSW, and PhD levels, has a MSW/MPH dual degree program, and two Graduate Certificate Programs (Gerontology and Military Social Work). As a school, we are committed to a diverse educational environment and promote social work practice that enhances resources, enables access to services, promotes advocacy, and engenders change. The School was recently ranked in the top ten nationally of comparable research intensive schools of social work in Academic Analytics, a tool comparing scholarly work, citations, federal grant funding, and national awards. Visit our website at for more information and to learn about our faculty's research and teaching.

MU is a member of the Association of American Universities, a state land grant institution, and a Carnegie Foundation designated Doctoral/Research University. Our 33,000 on-campus students arrive from every state and 120 countries. Columbia is a diverse community of more than 115,000 people offering a unique combination of urban and rural amenities. Columbia consistently scores highly in rankings of livable communities due to its active arts and music scene, diverse and politically progressive community, and a cost of living that is ten percent below the national average.


The minimum requirements for this position are a doctoral degree in social work, social welfare, or a closely related field. An MSW degree from an accredited social work program is required; two years post-MSW or post-BSW experience is preferred. Evidence of success in scholarly productivity, external funding of research, and teaching competence is desirable at the assistant level and required at the associate/full professor levels. The School is seeking a candidate with a research agenda that contributes to social and economic justice through research focused on poverty studies, racial disparities, substance use and abuse, health disparities, child welfare, or mental health. The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

Application Deadline

Screening of candidates' applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.


Commensurate with education and experience.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Application Materials

To apply complete the online application. Be prepared to upload a letter of application outlining practice, teaching, and research areas; a sample of scholarly work; a list of names and contact information for three references and a curriculum vitae.


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