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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work announces an opening for a half-time, non-tenure track faculty position, Assistant Professor of Practice in the CSWE-accredited program.


Teaching responsibilities will focus on clinical courses within the Evidence Based Interpersonal Practice Concentration of the MSSW program. Specifically courses in trauma treatment, substance use disorders and other addictive patterns as well as courses addressing specific treatment modalities with adults. Participation in program development, accreditation compliance, student advising, committee work and related faculty responsibilities are also expected.

This position requires a Master of Social Work (MSW) and 2 years post-MSW practice experience required. The ideal candidate will be providing clinical services in the field along with the teaching role so that he or she remains current in the implementation of the content being taught. At least three years of teaching experience preferred. State clinical licensure eligible (required).

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 must send a cover letter detailing their interest and qualifications, updated curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial accepted for application purposes), and the names, addresses (postal and email), and phone numbers of three (3) 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 is accepting applications for an Online MSSW Program Field Coordinator. This position will be based in Nashville.

The position is responsible for management of field education for out-of-state students in the Online MSSW Program. The position coordinates and works collaboratively with the Director of the Online MSSW Program, MSSW Online Student Advisor, and the MSSW Online Field Program Coordinator responsible for in-state students. The position reports to the Director of Field and International Education.

The Online Field Coordinator has responsibility for oversight of field education for Online Out-Of-State MSSW Program students, including placement planning, development of field placement sites and field instructors, conducting field liaison services, instruction of field seminars, problem-solving, and engagement in continuous upgrading of field curriculum and procedures with the field faculty. Some out-of-state travel will be required.

This position requires a master’s degree in social work and minimum of two years of post-master’s practice experience. Experience as a field instructor and/or field liaison is preferred.

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
402 Henson Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-3333
(865) 974-6693
cswdean@utk.edu

The University of Tennessee, College of Social Work invites applications for a 12-month non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Practice position. The position is a one-year renewable appointment. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications. The position will be located at the College of Social Work's Nashville Campus.

Professors of Practice have responsibilities for face-to-face and online instruction for the MSSW Program. These roles require effective communication of knowledge and information to students while promoting skill acquisition and development of critical thinking. Professors of Practice must model ethical behavior and be able to objectively evaluate competencies. In addition, they serve as advisors to students and contribute to departmental services.

Candidates must have experience instructing students. Candidate must have the ability to teach advanced Leadership Practice and Theories, Policy, Development and Research for Organizational Leadership students. Preference will be given to those candidates with demonstrated competency in graduate education and teaching experience in both face-to-face and online formats and a Master’s Degree in Social Work is required with preference to candidates with a Doctoral Degree in Social Work or closely related field; ten years post-master’s practice experience in an executive role is strongly preferred.

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 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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