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Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Duluth
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID354487
Job FamilyAcademic
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9403
Employee ClassInstr Fac/UEA
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***THIS IS A FACULTY POSITION***Individuals who hold underrepresented and/or marginalized identities, especially American Indian and other Indigenous people, are strongly encouraged to apply.This is a faculty position. Job duties and responsibilities for this full time, tenure track position include teaching courses in a variety of areas in both BSW and MSW programs; advising students; conducting and publishing scholarly research; providing professional, community and university service; and mentoring and supervising students in social work field placements.The start date of this position is August 21, 2023.

Required/Essential Qualifications:Applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Social Work are required to have:1. A PhD or Doctorate in Social Work or related field (e.g., Education, Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, American Indian Studies) completed by the start of the contract.
2. An active commitment to working with diverse populations and fostering socially just, culturally responsive, and antiracist practices in higher education, social work, or community settings.
3. A clearly articulated research agenda.
4. A Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited or ISWDRES-approved program and eligibility for Social Work licensure in Minnesota.Applicants for the position of Associate Professor must meet the requirements above and possess a distinguished record of academic achievement (scholarly research or other creative work, teaching, and service) that satisfies the criteria for Associate Professor status in the Department of Social Work at the University of Minnesota Duluth.Preferred Qualifications:a) Demonstrated teaching success at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
b) Strong experience, knowledge base and commitment to American Indian or other Indigenous people and communities through research, teaching, and/or service.
c) Evidence of strong communication skills.
d) Demonstrated success working effectively with culturally diverse students, colleagues, and communities, including intercultural communication skills, awareness of diverse cultural values and beliefs, and willingness to examine your own cultural biases.
e) Experience and interest in departmental administrative roles.
f) Two or more years post-MSW Social Work practice experience.
g) Demonstrated skills related to the development and implementation of on-line courses.
h) Demonstrated success such as in publishing, grant writing and/or presenting research.
About the Department

The Department of Social Work is one of five departments in the College of Education and Human Service Professions. Meeting the needs of American Indian and rural communities has been central to the department since its inception. The BSW and MSW curricula emphasize social justice and culturally responsive practice. The MSW program follows an advanced generalist model with opportunities for clinical and macro practice. The Department of Social Work houses the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies, a national leader in improving American Indian child welfare practice. Our programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Department of Social Work home page can be found at https://cehsp.d.umn.edu/departments-centers/departments/sw.

The College of Education and Human Service Professions promotes research and practice in the social and human sciences. Our collective teaching, scholarship, and service support student development as engaged citizens, reflective learners, critical thinkers, and evidence-informed practitioners in a culturally sensitive, socially-just learning environment. The college is committed to and is a campus leader in the areas of diversity/anti-racist work, community outreach and sustainability. The college has been nationally and regionally recognized for programs that partner with and serve Indigenous communities.

The University of Minnesota Duluth was recently ranked one of the top 50 regional universities in the Midwest (U.S. News & World Reports). The campus offers a robust set of American Indian programs and is in close proximity to many Indigenous nations. The city of Duluth, located approximately two and a half hours north of Minneapolis, is nationally ranked as one of the best places to live and work. Perched at the western end of Gichigami (Lake Superior), the largest freshwater lake in the world and surrounded by natural forests, Duluth offers some of the best outdoor recreational activities and boasts of thriving industries in technology, healthcare, aviation, and education. The city of Duluth is recognized as a "climate refuge city."


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. Successful candidates may be asked to supply additional materials including examples of scholarly work, recent relevant course syllabi, and assessments of student learning.
    To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening number 354487.

    Complete applications must include:1. Letter of Application detailing in one document how all required and any preferred qualifications are met. Include details about your research agenda; commitment to socially just, culturally responsive, and antiracist practices; and eligibility for Social Work licensure.
    2. Current Curriculum Vitae
    3. Contact information for three professional references (references will be contacted only for finalists)

    To ensure full consideration of your application, please submit all materials online by April 5, 2023. Letters of application will initially be anonymized prior to review and must address qualifications independent of the CV or other documents. This position will remain open until filled. Successful candidates may be asked to supply additional materials.

    Please send any inquiries to:
    Dr. Scott Carlson, Search Chair

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 612-624-3316. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

    The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

    Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.

    If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.


    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M

    University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

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