Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

The University of Pikeville is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work. The position is a 12-month appointment in a new online MSW program which will begin in Fall 2020. The successful candidate, however, will be expected to begin no later than summer 2020. The position reports directly to the Director of the MSW program and includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

  1. Faculty responsibilities include teaching a full load of 12 credit hours per semester, participating in student recruitment and advising, scholarship, and participating in university and program governance.
  2. Ability to teach across the curricula of the undergraduate and graduate programs.
  3. Work collaboratively with program administrators to develop and implement evaluation and assessment related to student and program outcomes.
  4. Representing the MSW program on the Social Work Committee and in admission decisions.
  5. Maintain compliance with program competencies, policies, and procedures, as well as the CSWE accreditation standards for field education.

Relationships:

Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisor, students, faculty, and staff in order to disseminate necessary information and coordinate for daily operations. These relationships are maintained through person-to-person contact, phone, e-mail, and fax. 

Required Qualifications:

  • An MSW from a CSWE accredited social work program (PhD or DSW preferred).
  • Preferred candidate will hold a certification/license in social work in Kentucky or their state of residence.
  • A minimum of two years post MSW practice experience.
  • A minimum of two-three years of experience teaching in a CSWE accredited program, with at least one year of experience teaching in a graduate program preferred.
  • Knowledge of CSWE Accreditation Standards and process is preferred.
  • Must demonstrate a record of highly successful teaching (preferably including online and hybrid teaching), as well as scholarship, and university service.
  • Must be able to work independently but also be an active member of a team.
  • Documented ability to develop courses (preferably online).
  • Demonstrated competence with online pedagogies.
  • Demonstrated congruence with the mission of the University of Pikeville and the School of Social Work.
  • Ability to embrace diversity to best serve a growing higher education community while promoting excellence and innovation.
  • A history demonstrating strong character and outstanding integrity.
  • Remote candidates will be considered and are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit http://www.upike.edu. Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 10/18/2019
Department: Social Work
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Faculty