Clinical Assistant Professor

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Posting Number F367P

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Working Title Clinical Assistant Professor

Department School of Social Work

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator.

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the School:

The School of Social Work uses evidence-based practices in order to educate social work leaders, emphasizing critical thinking and self-awareness, facilitating collaborative relationships in the community and conducting original research. The school strives to improve the lives of vulnerable persons, families, groups, organizations and communities, especially those in economic risk.

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Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Social Work Building ASUP

Summary of Job Duties

The School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor (CAP) of Social Work. This is a 9-month CAP position. We seek applicants who demonstrate the ability to work with diverse populations as well as contribute to the diversity of the campus and who are well prepared to teach courses in a thriving, cutting-edge and accredited School of Social Work.

The successful candidate would teach 4 courses per academic year (9 months) in both the BSW and MSW programs and across at least two curricular domains (HBSE, practice, policy, and research). Faculty are expected to teach weekdays and evenings as needed, and should be open to teaching in both the traditional classroom and in an online format. Faculty may also be asked to develop courses and should have a basic level of technology proficiency. Faculty are also expected to contribute to service to the school by serving on committees, mentoring and advising students.

The successful candidate will also assist the Field Director to advise students for internship, assign students to appropriate placements, problem solve issues related to field placements and assist the Field Director in any other way needed during the academic year.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program conferred by the start of employment
  • At least two years of post MSW practice experience
  • Eligibility for Arkansas state licensure (LMSW or LCSW)
  • Teaching experience or evidence of potential for excellence in this area
  • Worldview consistent with social work values and ethics
  • Strong interest in and a professional commitment to the preparation of professional social workers
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching using an online platform, such as Blackboard or Moodle
  • Experience in course development
  • Practice in various settings and at various levels (e.g. direct service, administration, and policy)
  • Field instructor and/or liaison experience
  • An interest in serving as a field instructor as needed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A record of effective interdisciplinary collaboration in research and/or teaching

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Grasping
  • Reaching
  • Walking


  • Feeling
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Benefits Eligible Yes

If yes, please specify

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date

Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by November 23, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application with information about field experience and a curriculum vita.

A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process.

The School of Social Work and the University of Arkansas are committed to hiring diverse faculty who share our core mission of social justice.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status





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    Posted: 2/19/2018
    Application Due: 4/20/2018
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