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Assistant Professor Social Work Tenure-Track

University of Vermont

Last Updated: 10/06/21

Job Description

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

Summary of Position

The Department of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a tenure-track position. We seek a diverse pool of candidates who will enhance our Department’s commitment to antiracism, diversity, inclusion, and equity. Our program has a focus on generalist practice and social justice. We encourage applicants with a diversity of knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences that will contribute to our Department’s inclusive culture. We are hiring one full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2022.

Responsibilities for this position include: 1) teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate social work courses both in-person and online courses, 2) developing a program of research with a preferred focus that includes promoting equity and justice among socially vulnerable and historically marginalized communities, and 3) engaging in service activities within and outside of UNH. Additionally, candidates should have experience or the ability to teach courses including Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Advanced Generalist Social Work Practice, and/or Race, Culture and Oppression. Faculty will be expected to teach weekdays, evenings, and/or some weekends across undergraduate and graduate programs in in-person, online, and hybrid formats.

Additional Job Information

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of application:

  1. Cover letter, indicating candidate’s area of professional interest and specialization, and for which position they are applying,
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement or agenda
  4. Teaching philosophy
  5. Recent peer-reviewed publication(s)
  6. Diversity statement
  7. Names and contact information for three professional references to provide confidential letters of recommendation. References will be contacted at the time of application.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Requirements for Assistant Professor Position:

  • MSW degree and/or Ph.D. in Social Work from a CSWE accredited institution
  • Earned doctorate in social work or a related field,
  • Evidence of successful undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience (in-person or online),
  • A defined program of research, with the potential for successful extramural funding,
  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in both university campus and community settings with faculty, staff, students, and community groups of diverse backgrounds, and
  • A minimum of two years of post MSW practice experience is preferred.

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Departmental Information

The Department of Social Work operates CSWE accredited undergraduate and graduate social work programs. Our programs include 175 undergraduate majors and over 200 full- and part-time graduate students at the flagship Durham campus, in the hybrid program at UNH Manchester, as well as through the online MSW program. Additionally, our program offers graduate-level dual degrees in partnerships with the Department of Kinesiology and the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. The Department of Social Work provides a family friendly program with a community and strength-based curriculum and a student-centered environment.

The primary purpose of UNH and the Department of Social Work is to provide transformational learning experiences where students have the ability to collaborate with faculty in teaching, research, service, and creative expression.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Company Details

Burlington, Vermont, United States
Public Institution