Assistant Professor, Social Work

Sioux City, Iowa
Feb 07, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Briar Cliff University of Iowa, an institution committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective, invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Work position beginning August, 2018. 

Qualifications: Candidates must possess an MSW degree with at least three years post-graduate professional experience, preferably in a clinical setting with individuals and families.  Experience with online education and social work field education is highly desirable. Preference will be given to a candidate with experience in teaching a variety of social work courses.  Promise of continued scholarly activity and support for the mission of the University and its liberal arts tradition are required.  A doctorate in social work or related field and prior undergraduate teaching experience are highly desirable.  A licensed or license-eligible clinical social worker is required. A record of successful work with diverse populations and individuals, or institutions and social settings is preferred.

Responsibilities: This position teaches full-time over a 9 month academic year. Course assignments include social work practice with individuals/families (clinical skills), social work practice with groups, social issues and policy, social work practice in mental health, child welfare, community organization, and field placement supervision.  Full participation in on-going curriculum development and assessment is essential. Other responsibilities include student advising and both institutional and community service. 

We invite applications for this position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three professional references, and a letter describing teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes at Briar Cliff University. These materials should be sent electronically to Beau Sudtelgte, Director of Human Resources, at Further information about this position may be found at For specific inquiries, contact Liz Rembold, Chair of the Social Work Department at 712-279-5458 or EOE/AA

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