Clinical Assistant Professor - Social Work/BSW Director

Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 03, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionTheSchool of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invitesapplications for a non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant Professor / Bachelor ofSocial Work (BSW) Director position in the Social Work program.

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)and Master of Social Work (MSW) are new degree programs at UCCS, with the firststudents starting in Fall 2020. Application for Council on Social WorkEducation (CSWE) candidacy will be initiated in January 2020 with fullaccreditation anticipated by 2023. More information about UCCS Social Work isavailable here:

The position requires a start dateof January 13, 2020. Duties for the spring 2020 semester include programdevelopment, accreditation document preparation, student recruitment, and othertasks necessary for the launch of UCCS Social Work.

Thetypical time allocation for non-tenure-track faculty in the School of PublicAffairs is 80% teaching (equivalent to 8 classes per year, 4 classes in eachfall and spring semester) and 20% service. The scholar in this position will primarily teach undergraduate-levelcourses in Social Work, with occasional course assignments at the graduatelevel as needed. The successfulcandidate will be prepared to teach required courses within the Social Work major as wellas within an existing emphasis area [trauma informed social work practice,military social work, healthcare social work, direct social work practice(micro or macro), and/or child welfare]. The positionrequires a flexible teaching schedule to include day and evening classes aswell as the ability to teach in a variety of formats (e.g., face-to-face,hybrid, and online). This position reports to the Chair of Social Work.

TheBSW Directorship is an additional administrative appointment compensated by a50% reduction in teaching responsibility (equivalent to 4 classes per year, 2classes in each fall and spring semester) and a stipend. Duties include tasksspecific to accreditation, student recruitment and retention, student services,community outreach and program administration.

CompensationComplete applications submitted by 11:59 pm September26, 2019 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain openuntil the position has been filled.
MaterialsRequired for Complete Application:

  • Cover letter specifically describing the following: 1) how you meet this position’s minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications, 2) your professional social work experience with racially, ethnically and culturally diverse practice and/or student populations, and 3) which Social Work major courses and in which emphasis area(s) you are qualified to teach.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Unofficial transcripts for MSW and, if applicable, DSW or PhD.
  • UCCS Social Work isalso recruiting for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (posting number 17125)and a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor/MSW Field EducationDirector (posting number 17126).

    The School of Public Affairs (SPA)is a dynamic learning community serving those who seek to make a difference inthe public sector. Degrees offered by the School of Public Affairs include theBachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in CriminalJustice, Master of Criminal Justice, and Master of Public Administration. Ourprograms emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills necessary forleading and managing effectively in a diverse society. Our graduates are preparedto innovate in the complex world in which we live.

    The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one offour campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growinguniversities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S.News & World Report and hasearned recognition as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicleof Higher Education.

     Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak,offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently rankedby U.S. News & World Report as oneof the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

    The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe andproductive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving thisgoal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants beingconsidered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal historyrecord check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financialand/or motor vehicle history check.

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Incompliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment tofostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the Universityof Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion,national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation,gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation orpolitical philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment,admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can beprovided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of HumanResources at (719) 255-3372. 

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification ofemployment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of thethird day of work.

    • Anearned Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a program accredited by theCouncil on Social Work Education.
    • Aminimum of 24 months of post-MSW professional social work experience.
    • Anactive social work license in any U.S. state by the time of hire. Must haveactive social work license in Colorado within 12 months of hire.

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Aug 29, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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