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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work invites applications for a 12-month Assistant Professor of Practice non-tenure-track academic position who will teach both online and face-to-face courses in our BSSW Program at our Knoxville campus beginning June 1, 2019. Candidates should have prior teaching experience, especially at the university-level. This position will also include serving on campus-level or College-level committees.


Required Qualifications

  • MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program
  • 2 years post-MSW experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in online education
  • Experience teaching social work generalist curriculum
  • Doctorate in Social Work or related field

The College of Social Work is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required qualification; curriculum vitae; and names, addresses (postal and email), and phone numbers of three references to:

David Dupper, Interim Dean
The University of Tennessee
College of Social Work
401 Henson Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-3333
(865) 974-6693
cswdean@utk.edu

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Social Work invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track opening at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. The position will be located at the College of Social Work Knoxville Campus. Located at the flagship campus, the Knoxville location lends itself to a variety of interdisciplinary research opportunities across campus as well as research opportunities with a wide network of health, behavioral health, community development, and advocacy organizations.

We seek applicants with a clearly articulated research portfolio and agenda that is congruent with research in one or more of the areas currently conducted by the College of Social Work faculty which include: African American individuals and families; behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse); child welfare; environmental justice; gerontology; homelessness; immigration; individuals with disabilities; integrated health care; methodological issues; neurobiology and social functioning; restorative justice and racial disparities; social welfare policy; use of technology in social work practice; violence prevention; and youth development.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Social Work or a related field
  • Publication record commensurate at the associate or full professor level at a Carnegie research university
  • Evidence of successful and continued engagement in externally funded research
  • Experience in community engagement and community-based research
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion in research and education
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Commitment to building on the successes of the College, contributing to its social justice mission, and advancing its strong base of improving lives and systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching PhD students, advanced statistics, and/or macro-oriented courses
  • MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program
  • 2 years post-MSW practice experience

The College of Social Work is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should provide a cover letter addressing professional experience relevant to each required qualification; curriculum vitae; and names, addresses (postal and email), and phone numbers of three references to:

David Dupper, Interim Dean
The University of Tennessee
College of Social Work
401 Henson Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-3333
(865) 974-6693
cswdean@utk.edu

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is conducting a national search for a senior faculty member with demonstrated expertise in neuroscience and/or epigenetics and its application to brain development in children. Eligible candidates will also be expected to maintain a collaborative partnership with the Urban Child Institute (UCI) in generating and disseminating new knowledge about brain development in children. The Urban Child Institute (UCI) is a non-profit organization based in Memphis Tennessee dedicated to promoting the health of Mid-South children.

This endowed professorship offers a highly competitive salary with excellent fringe benefits.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in social work (preferred), psychology, medicine, public health, sociology or other behavioral health-related field; the professional qualifications for appointment to an associate or full professor position; an established, active program of research related to brain development in children; and a strong commitment to both continuing their programs of research and the ongoing dissemination of new knowledge. The Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor will be expected to take an active role in the activities and programs of the UTK College of Social Work and to disseminate his or her research through social work journals and conferences. Activities on behalf of the endowment have emphasized the roles of poverty, racism, and other elements of the environment in gene expression and brain development. He or she will teach a maximum of two courses per academic year.

The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (with a letter of interest, a CV, a half-to-one-page research statement, one or two representative papers, and a list of three references), or expressions of interest. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the appointment is made. All inquiries and materials should be submitted to:

David Dupper, Interim Dean
The University of Tennessee
College of Social Work
401 Henson Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-3333
(865) 974-6693
cswdean@utk.edu

The University of Tennessee invites applications and nominations for the position of the Dean of the College of Social Work.

The University of Tennessee is comprised of eleven colleges and schools and is the state's land grant and flagship research institution. The University enrolls approximately 29,000 students (23,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate and professional students). The College of Social Work has been ranked in the top 25 among all public universities by the U.S. News and World Report. The academic offerings include; Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW), Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW), Doctor of Social Work (DSW) and Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Social Work (PhD). The College is grounded in social justice, and equips professional social workers with the skills needed to serve diverse and vulnerable populations. The College builds knowledge by conducting groundbreaking research that focuses on solving social problems and engages with communities through meaningful service.

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Dean will be responsible for advancing the teaching, research and service missions and providing transformational leadership to the College. It is required that the Dean possess a terminal degree in social work or a closely related field and the education, teaching and scholarship credentials that meet the standards for tenure and appointment at the rank of full professor in the College of Social Work. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Other preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated record of achieving, fostering and supporting innovation and excellence in research, teaching (undergraduate and graduate) and service;
  • Demonstrated receipt and management of diverse research and funding streams;
  • Demonstrated strong commitment and leadership for diversity, inclusion, social justice and equal opportunity within the College and community;
  • Experience developing, supporting and promoting online academic programs;
  • An effective collaborator and consensus builder who can communicate with multiple constituencies across campus and enable partnerships within the local community, region and the state;
  • Experience identifying, recruiting and retaining faculty and College leadership;
  • Experience overseeing research centers, complex budgets and developing strategic fiscal plans;
  • Previous experience in social work practice and a commitment to preparing future social workers for professional practice in the 21st century;
  • A track record of successful fundraising with a talent for identifying and cultivating opportunities;
  • A dedicated commitment to openness, collaboration and shared decision-making and the capacity to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, and students across multiple campuses.

Nominations and applications (letters of interest, resume/CV and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest can be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to January 15, 2019. All nominations and applications should be submitted to:

Laurie C. Wilder, President
Porsha L. Williams, Vice President
pwilliams@parkersearch.com , eraines@parkersearch.com
Phone: 770-804-1996 ext: 109
Fax: 770-804-1917

 

General Inquiries

For general inquiries about employment opportunities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, contact the university's human resource department at:
http://hr.utk.edu/recruitment/

For general inquiries about employment opportunities at the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, contact the Budget Director, Tiffany Harmon at:
tharmon2@utk.edu
(865) 974-3136

 


 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

 

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