Assistant or Full Professor of Social Work

Auburn University at Montgomery

United States

November 12, 2021

Description

Posting Details Vacancy Number: F-00286

Position Title: Assistant or Full Professor of Social Work Classification Title: Faculty Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Employment Type: Full-Time Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline or have the equivalent in training and experience.

“Terminal degree” refers to the highest degree awarded in a discipline. The doctorate is the terminal degree for most disciplines represented at Auburn University at Montgomery.

Job Open Date: 10/11/2021 Job Close Date: Quick Link https: // www. jobs.aum.edu/postings/5084 Position Profile Link

School: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Contract Type: Nine (9) Months Tenure Track: Yes Salary Band: N/A Special Instructions to Applicant:

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) seeks a colleague to join our department at the rank of Associate Professor or as a full Professor of Social Work. The successful candidate will lead the development of our MSW program with a goal to apply for candidacy with CSWE during the 2024-2025 academic year. Their initial assignment will be to our BSW program, but as the MSW program develops, they will transition to the MSW Program Director role. This is a 12-month appointment to begin August 2022. In addition to MSW program and curriculum development, the successful candidate's duties include teaching core and area of specialization undergraduate, and later graduate, Social Work courses. Reductions to course load, research expectations, and service expectations will be negotiated. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to social justice, undergraduate and graduate teaching, field education, and community service. AUM is committed to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. Prospective candidates will help further the institutional goals of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work currently includes seven full-time faculty, with an anticipated three additional full-time faculty to begin by Fall 2022. In addition to the Social Work and Sociology majors, the department offers minors in Child Advocacy Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology, with a Social Work minor set to begin Fall 2022. We have a well- established Pre-Social Work Program and our new BSW program is on track to enter Candidacy with CSWE in fall 2021. AUM's BSW program, grounded in a liberal arts perspective, educates social workers to be ethical and competent practitioners who intervene and advocate for social and economic justice across all systems levels (individuals, families, groups, community, and society) while utilizing a generalist perspective within a person-in- environment context. The mission of our program is to promote a commitment to professional ethics and values, critical thinking, professionalism, lifelong learning, evidence-based practice, strengths-based perspective, economic and social justice, and service. Additionally, the program is committed to culturally competent practice, social change, and the betterment of individuals, families, groups, community and society in order to create a more just society locally, nationally, and globally. While still in development, our planned MSW will specialize in trauma-informed social work and maintain the principles of ethical, competent practice.

The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • A DSW or a PhD in Social Work, with an MSW from a CSWE-approved program, and at least two years of post-degree practice.
  • A minimum of five years' experience in higher education with a record of scholarship, teaching, and service eligible for academic appointment at the rank of Associate or full Professor.
  • Experience teaching and developing online curriculum.
  • Experience teaching at the graduate level.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the CSWE EPAS standards and experience with the CSWE accreditation process.
  • An established record of teaching effectiveness with diverse student populations.
  • Preferred qualifications also include:

  • BSW or MSW administrative experience at a CSWE accredited institution.
  • Experience developing a BSW or MSW program.
  • An ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with faculty and administration across the university.
  • A record of professional activities related to social work practice and education.
  • AUM is the metropolitan campus of Auburn University with approximately 5,300 students and 200 faculty in five academic colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Sciences, Business, and Education. Located in the state capital, AUM serves a diverse student body including traditional and non-traditional students. Montgomery offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, world-class museums, Civil Rights Memorial, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a ballet company, a natural habitat zoo, a chamber music society, an independent film theater, and the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team. Further Montgomery is the home of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Equal Justice Initiative.

    How to Apply

    Visit www. jobs.aum.edu and complete an online application. Completed applications must include, 1) cover letter indicating qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement on leadership philosophy, 4) teaching philosophy statement, 5) research statement, 6) a writing sample from a peer-reviewed publication, 7) contact information for at least three professional references, and 8) unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring).

    Contact Dr. Suzie Cashwell, Search Committee Chair, at scashwel@aum.edu with any questions.

    Screening of applications will begin as received with priority given to applications received by November 12, 2021. While the position will remain open until filled, AUM reserves the right once interviewing has begun to stop accepting applications.

    This position is not eligible for sponsorship

    Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

    About the University/College

    AUM is the metropolitan campus of Auburn University with approximately 5,300 students and 200 faculty in five academic colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Sciences, Business, and Education. Located in the state capital, AUM serves a diverse student body including traditional and non-traditional students. Montgomery offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, world-class museums, Civil Rights Memorial, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a ballet company, a natural habitat zoo, a chamber music society, an independent film theater, and the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team. Further Montgomery is the home of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Equal Justice Initiative.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement on Teaching and Research
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript(s)
  • Writing/Publication Sample
  • Professional Reference Sheet
  • Optional Documents

  • Additional Transcript(s)
  • Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

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