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Assistant Professor - Social Work

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Professional Fields, Social Work
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: Description

The mission of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines (CNPD) is to prepare future leaders, to advance human well-being and improve quality of life for diverse populations, with an emphasis on rural communities in North Dakota, the region and beyond, through the provision of high-quality innovative interprofessional education, research and service. The CNPD is comprised of three departments: Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Social Work.

The department of Social Work is seeking a full-time (academic year 9-month + separate summer 3-month), non-tenure track faculty member to carry out activities in teaching, field internship support and service. This individual will contribute to a productive and collegial academic team and develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with students. UND Social Work faculty teach in both our campus-based and online distance programs (BSSW and Advanced Generalist MSW). We offer the only MSW program in the state and are committed to providing educational access to non-traditional students, especially those interested in serving rural areas and Native American communities.

Duties & Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities will be in teaching and service/outreach with 90% effort dedicated to teaching and 10% effort dedicated to service. This position is campus-based, requires a willingness to travel occasionally and to provide online instruction on some evenings.

Required Competencies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong commitment to collegiality
  • High interest in working as part of a collaborative team
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to the profession's values, including diversity and social justice
Minimum Requirements
  • MSW earned from an accredited Social Work program
  • 2 years of post-MSW practice
  • Ability to be licensed in North Dakota
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • North Dakota Social Work license at the LCSW level
  • PhD in Social Work or related field
  • Teaching experience or training
  • Practice in varied settings
  • Experience with diverse populations
Minimum Hiring Salary

$45,000 for the 9 month academic year and $15,000 for the 3 month summer term.

Work Schedule/Start Date

Work schedule will vary based on teaching and service assignments. Start date to be determined upon hire.

To Apply

Please submit your application by October 3rd, 2022 and include the following materials:

  • Cover Letter

  • CV/Resume

  • 3 Professional References

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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