Clinical Assistant Professor (C/T) - Social Work

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

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Professional Fields, Social Work, Social Sciences, Criminal Justice
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for three non-tenure track, Clinical Assistant Professor positions to begin in August 2022.

The typical time allocation for non-tenure-track faculty in the School of Public Affairs is 80% teaching (equivalent to 8 classes per year, 4 classes in each fall and spring semester) and 20% service.  The scholar in this position may teach undergraduate-level or graduate-level courses in Social Work, as needed. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach required courses within the Social Work major as well as within an existing emphasis area [generalist social work, trauma informed social work practice, military social work, healthcare social work, direct social work practice (micro or macro), and/or school social work]. The position requires a flexible teaching schedule to include day and evening classes as well 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.

Service activities may include but are not limited to tasks specific to accreditation, student recruitment and retention, student services, community outreach and student advising.

Who We Are:

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

UCCS’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs launched in Fall 2020. Both programs earned CSWE candidacy in February 2021 and full accreditation is anticipated by 2023. More information about UCCS Social Work is available here:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

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

Job Duties: 

This is an academic year (9 month), non-tenure-track position.

Teaching (effort allocation: 80%)   

  • Prepare and teach courses within the current Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and/or Master of Social Work (MSW) curricula. Course assignments for two positions will exclusively be at the under graduate level. Course assignments for one position will exclusively be at the graduate level. 
  • Other teaching activities include but are not limited to: contributing to social work accreditation and curriculum development, and mentoring students on independent studies.
Service (effort allocation: 20%):

    Be an engaged member of the School of Public Affairs and UCCS communities. Service activities include but are not limited to: participating in faculty meetings; serving on Social Work, School of Public Affairs, and UCCS campus committees; participating in student recruitment activities; helping to build/maintain partnerships between the community and School of Public Affairs; mentoring part-time faculty; mentoring student organizations; program assessment; and other activities as appropriate.
Job Competencies:

  • Ability to teach a flexible schedule to include day and evening classes
  • Ability to teach in a variety of course formats (e.g., in-seat, hybrid and online).
  • Ability to prepare and teach required courses within the Social Work major.
  • Ability to prepare and teach courses within the following emphasis areas: trauma informed social work practice, military social work, healthcare social work, direct social work practice (micro or macro), generalist practice, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, research methods, and/or school social work
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

What We Offer: 

Salary Range: Generally starting at $45,000 - $60,000.

The salaries of the finalists selected for these positions will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline: 

  • Complete applications submitted by 11:59 pm January 7, 2022 will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled.
  • First round of interviews with the search committee are expected to be held on January 28, 2022.
  • Second round of interviews with the search committee and other stakeholders are expected to be held between February 23, 2022 and March 10, 2022.
  • This position will start August 2022.
The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of 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 or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

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

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • A minimum of 24 months full-time, or equivalent, post-MSW professional social work experience.
  • An active social work license in any U.S. state by the time of hire. Must have active social work license in Colorado within 12 months of hire.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • An earned Doctor of Social Work (DSW) or Ph.D. in Social Work (or related field).
  • At least 9 months of teaching and/or professional training experience in Social Work, or a related discipline.
  • Experience in teaching in a variety of formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and online).
Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required tomove. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 21, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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