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University of Colorado Assistant Professor - Social Work in Colorado Springs, Colorado

The School of Public Affairsat theUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Social Work position to begin in August 2020.Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) direct social work practice (micro or macro), (2) military social work, (3) research methods, (4) healthcare social work, hand/or (5) Human Behavior and the Social Environment.

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) are new degree programs at UCCS, with the first students starting in Fall 2020. Application for Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) candidacy will be initiated in January 2020 with full accreditation anticipated by 2023. More information about UCCS Social Work is available here:https://www.uccs.edu/spa/programs/social-work-sw.

The typical time allocation for tenure-track faculty in the School of Public Affairs is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service. The pre-tenure teaching load is a 2-2 (4 classes per academic year, typically 2 classes in each fall and spring semester); the post-tenure teaching load is a 3-2 (5 classes per academic year). The scholar in this position will primarily teach graduate-level courses in Social Work, with occasional course assignments at the undergraduate level as needed. The position requires a flexible teaching schedule to include day and evening classes as well as the ability to teach in a variety of formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and online). The assistant professor will contribute to curriculum development and accreditation processes. This position reports to the Chair of Social Work.


  • This position offers outstanding benefits and a competitive salary.

  • The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits-wellness/new-employee.

  • Total compensation includes salary plus health, retirement, and non-cash compensation. Information on calculating total compensation can be found at: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125.

Complete applications submittedby 11:59 pm October 28, 2019will receive full consideration; however, the posting will remain open until the position has been filled.

Materials Required for Complete Application:

  • Cover letter specifically describing the following: 1) how you meet this position’s minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications, 2) yourprofessional social work experiencewith racially, ethnically and culturally diverse practice and/or student populations, 3) in which of the expertise areas listed above you are qualified to teach, and 4) your demonstrated experience collaborating with social service organizations,

  • Curriculum Vitae,

  • Teaching philosophy statement,

  • Research philosophy statement,

  • Evidence of scholarship (up to three journal articles, manuscripts, or writing samples),

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., summary of teaching evaluations, course syllabi, awards, etc.), and

  • Unofficial transcript for doctoral coursework.

UCCS Social Work is also recruiting for a Clinical Assistant Professor/BSW Director (posting number 17130) and a Clinical Assistant Professor/MSW Field Education Director (posting number 17126).

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) is a dynamic learning community serving those who seek to make a difference in the public sector. Degrees offered by the School of Public Affairs include the Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Criminal Justice, and Master of Public Administration. Our programs emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for leading and managing effectively in a diverse society. Our graduates are prepared to innovate in the complex world in which we live.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.


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

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

_Minimum Qualifications_

  • PhD in Social Work or a related social or behavioral science discipline from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered; however, PhD must be conferred by August 16, 2020.

  • An earned Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

  • A minimum of 24 months of post-MSW professional social work experience.

_Preferred Qualifications_

  • A minimum of 9 months of higher education teaching experience in Social Work, or a related discipline.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Title: Assistant Professor - Social Work

Location: Colorado Springs

Requisition ID: 17125