Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor of Social Work

University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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The Department of Social Work at the University of North Alabama is accepting applications for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor to begin August 2022.  Relocation to the North Alabama region will be required.

Duties of the position include teaching in the online MSW program, conducting research/scholarly activities, and student mentoring/advisement responsibilities. Additional duties include maintaining office hours in accordance with university policy; serving on department, college, and university committees; functioning as a liaison between the department and the community; and performing other tasks essential to the department. Instructional areas may include courses in research and statistics, human behavior in the social environment, social welfare policy, all levels of social work practice, and other courses as assigned by the department chair. 

A doctoral degree in Social Work or a closely related field is required (ABD will be considered).  Also required is an MSW from a CSWE-accredited institution, with at least two years of post-MSW practice experience.   Master’s-level license/eligibility for licensure is preferred.  Experience teaching online graduate courses is strongly preferred.

To view the complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/6114.  Applications will only be accepted via this system. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references, and a one-page diversity statement at the time of application.  Information regarding the diversity statement can be found here: https://www.una.edu/humanresources/files/forms-links/diversity_statement_faculty.pdf.

This position also requires transcripts for all schools attended.  Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded under the attachment headings labeled Unofficial Transcript.  Unofficial/Official transcripts may be sent to [email protected] directly from the issuing school.  Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies may be used for the application process.  Transcripts marked as “Issued to Student” or with the applicant labeled as the intended recipient will not be accepted as official. For questions, please email [email protected] or call 256.765.4291.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

We are actively seeking faculty who aspire to educate a student body rich in diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, first-generation student status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and academic interests.  We particularly value faculty who are committed to mentoring and educating students from the broadest possible cross-sections of their communities and countries. Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan: https://www.una.edu/vpem/diversity/index.html.


Established in 1830 as LaGrange College, the University of North Alabama has a rich history including the distinction of being the first state-supported teachers college in the South. The school's 130-acre campus is located in the historic district of Florence, Alabama, on the Tennessee River. Students come from around the country and world, but UNA is largely a regional university with about 70% of students coming from Alabama. Students can choose from more than 60 majors with professional fields in business, education, and nursing being most popular. Academic programs are supported by a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. On the athletic front, the UNA Lions compete in the NCAA Division I ASUN Conference. If you visit campus, be sure to check out Leo II, the campus's resident African lion.

"As a regional, state-assisted institution of higher education, the University of North Alabama pursues its Mission of engaging in teaching, research, and service in order to provide educational opportunities for students, an environment for discovery and creative accomplishment, and a variety of outreach activities meeting the professional, civic, social, cultural, and economic development needs of our region in the context of a global community."

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