The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites application for a full‐time Assistant Teaching Professor/Practicum Coordinator in Social Work beginning September 16, 2022. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position, with a 9-month service period that is eligible for a multi-year appointment. In addition, there are optional and additionally compensated teaching opportunities available during summer session. The positions' teaching responsibilities are primarily in the Social Work degree programs.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach and engage in research related to communities that are disproportionately impacted by racial, social and economic injustices. The successful candidate will teach up to 3 social work courses per academic year, with an emphasis on Field Education-related courses, as well as coordinate and supervise students' field placements within the social work program. The duties of this position include teaching; arranging, coordinating and supervising practicum placements; serving as field liaison between the school and field agencies; identifying and developing new practicum placement sites as needed; maintaining program data in compliance with School and Council on Social Work Education standards; serving as faculty advisor to a designated number of undergraduate and/or graduate students; working with community partners; and departmental, campus, and community service.
The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at UW Tacoma offers three degrees. The Master of Social Work (MSW) program consists of 145 part-time, evening students, inclusive of a part-time Advanced Standing program with approximately 30 students. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) program enrolls approximately 105 students. The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with both on-campus and online delivery formats and an average annual enrollment of 200 students. The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice affirms the tradition of promoting social, racial, and economic justice. We aim to enhance the quality of life for all, with special attention to human diversities, populations at risk, public social services, and the prevention of social problems. As a community of diverse scholars, we advance the social work and criminal justice professions through our preparation of graduates for ethical, culturally responsive, evidence-based, anti-racist practice and through scholarship that advances the knowledge base of both professions. The faculty at UW Tacoma value relationships with students and each other. We are committed to fostering the success of our students, serving the greater Tacoma community through publicly engaged scholarship, and upholding excellence in teaching in the classroom and online.
One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving Carnegie engagement designated university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for the diverse population of the South Puget Sound region. UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. For additional information about UW Tacoma, please see our website at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/
Candidates must have an MSW from a CSWE accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Applicants must have a combined minimum of three years full time experience (post MSW) in the following: higher education teaching or training of human service-related topics; working with communities that are disproportionately impacted by racial, social and economic injustices; supervising social work practicum students and/or coordinating practicums for social work students; and/or working and collaborating with community agencies/organizations.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials.
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021, but applications will be thoughtfully reviewed and considered until the position is filled. Questions only may be sent to: [email protected] (Subject: Assistant Professor in Social Work position)
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically through Interfolio:
A cover letter outlining practice experience, experience supervising social work practicum students and/or coordinating practicums for social work students, and teaching or training experience,
a diversity statement that articulates an inclusive and multicultural perspective and detail how their practice, service, and teaching/training has supported or will support the success of students/individuals/communities from racial, ethnic, gender and other underrepresented/marginalized backgrounds.
A curriculum vitae,
Copies of teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as presentation evaluations). This may include samples of applicant-developed training curricula, course syllabi, etc.
Names and contact information of three references (you will be asked to upload each reference separately).
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.