Faculty Job in Academic & University Professor (Open Rank), Social Work

Tracking Code
1843-254

Job Description

The University of Montana School of Social Work invites applications for a vacant tenure-track faculty
position (open rank, depending on qualifications) to commence Fall 2018. The school is recognized for its pioneering work in
competency-based social work education at the bachelor’s level and an innovative two-year MSW program that prepares students as
practitioners, community leaders, and scholars able to address the complex demands of 21st century social work. The program
is committed to preparing students at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels who will promote social work’s historic
commitment to social justice, appreciate diversity, use critical thinking skills, and embrace advances in knowledge that promote the
well-being of all people.

The University of Montana is the flagship
institution of the Montana University System with a student enrollment of over
11,000 and 500 full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of 70,000, surrounded by the grandeur of mountains, wilderness, rivers, and
nature. Missoula is ranked eighth in the “top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000” by the American Institute for Economic Research.

The
University of Montana offers high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the arts and sciences, and the University’s nine
professional schools prepare students for careers in social work, pharmacy, physical therapy, journalism, law, business, education, forestry
and fine arts. The School of Social Work is part of the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Social Work or related field (ABD considered)
  • Master of
    Social Work (MSW)
  • Two years post-graduate practice experience
  • Evidence of research and scholarly productivity
  • Ability to teach cross the curricular areas at both BSW and MSW levels
  • Commitment to quality teaching and promoting a
    collaborative teaching-learning environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct practice
    experience with individuals, families, groups, and/or communities
  • Applied research agenda with diverse groups, including
    underserved and rural populations

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background
investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference – Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process
for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request
veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References – *References not listed on
the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing – Individual hiring
departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment
Eligibility – 
All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment
at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Need additional help? Check out our UM Jobs FAQ website.

How to
Apply

Priority Application Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Applications received by 11/29 will be
guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin on 11/30 and continue until the position is filled. 

Applicants are
required to submit the following application materials online at http://umjobs.silkroad.com:

  • Letter of interest that addresses the required qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Inquiries pertaining to this
position can be directed to Keith A. Anderson, PhD, Search Committee Chair, at keith.anderson@umontana.edu or at 406.243.5212.

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular


The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified minorities, Vietnam era veterans, and women. This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ preference in accordance with state law

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