Assistant Professor - Social Work

Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 03, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionTheSchool of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invitesapplications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Work position tobegin in August 2020. Preferencewill be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the followingareas: (1) direct social work practice (micro or macro), (2) military socialwork, (3) research methods, (4) healthcare social work, hand/or (5) HumanBehavior and the Social Environment.

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:

Thetypical time allocation for tenure-track faculty in the School of PublicAffairs is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service.  The pre-tenure teaching load is a 2-2 (4classes per academic year, typically 2 classes in each fall and springsemester); the post-tenure teaching load is a 3-2 (5 classes per academicyear). The scholar in this position will primarily teach graduate-level coursesin Social Work, with occasional course assignments at the undergraduate levelas needed. The position requires a flexibleteaching schedule to include day and evening classes as well as the ability toteach in a variety of formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and online). Theassistant professor will contribute to curriculum development and accreditationprocesses. This position reports to the Chair of Social Work.

CompensationCompleteapplications submitted by 11:59 pm October 28, 2019 will receive fullconsideration; however, the postingwill remain open until the position has been filled.

Materials Required 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, 3) in which of the expertise areas listed above you are qualified to teach, and 4) your demonstrated experience collaborating with social service organizations,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Teaching philosophystatement,
  • Research philosophystatement,
  • Evidence of scholarship(up to three journal articles, manuscripts, or writing samples),
  • Evidence of teachingeffectiveness (e.g., summary of teaching evaluations, course syllabi, awards,etc.), and
  • Unofficial transcriptfor doctoral coursework.
  • UCCS Social Work is also recruitingfor a Clinical Assistant Professor/BSW Director (posting number 17130) and aClinical Assistant Professor/MSW Field Education Director (posting number17126).

    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 areprepared to 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.


  • PhD in Social Work or a related social or behavioral science discipline from an accredited institution.  ABD candidates will be considered; however, PhD must be conferred by August 16, 2020.
  • Anearned Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a program accredited by the Councilon Social Work Education.
  • Aminimum of 24 months of post-MSW professional social work experience.
  • PreferredQualifications

    • A minimumof 9 months of higher education teaching experience in Social Work, or arelated discipline.

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Aug 30, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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