Job Title: Clinical Assistant Professor - Social Work
Colorado Springs, CO United States
Clinical Assistant Professor - Social Work
The School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for three non-tenure track, Clinical Assistant Professor positions to begin in August 2022.
The typical time allocation for non-tenure-track faculty in the School of Public Affairs is 80% teaching (equivalent to 8 classes per year, 4 classes in each fall and spring semester) and 20% service. The scholar in this position may teach undergraduate-level or graduate-level courses in Social Work, as needed. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach required courses within the Social Work major as well as within an existing emphasis area [generalist social work, trauma informed social work practice, military social work, healthcare social work, direct social work practice (micro or macro), and/or school social work]. 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). This position reports to the Chair of Social Work.
Service activities may include but are not limited to tasks specific to accreditation, student recruitment and retention, student services, community outreach and student advising.
Who We Are:
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.
UCCS’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs launched in Fall 2020. Both programs earned CSWE candidacy in February 2021 and full accreditation is anticipated by 2023. More information about UCCS Social Work is available here: https://spa.uccs.edu/programs/social-work.
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.
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.
This is an academic year (9 month), non-tenure-track position.
Teaching (effort allocation: 80%)
Prepare and teach courses within the current Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and/or Master of Social Work (MSW) curricula. Course assignments for two positions will exclusively be at the under graduate level. Course assignments for one position will exclusively be at the graduate level.
Other teaching activities include but are not limited to: contributing to social work accreditation and curriculum development, and mentoring students on independent studies.
Service (effort allocation: 20%):
Be an engaged member of the School of Public Affairs and UCCS communities. Service activities include but are not limited to: participating in faculty meetings; serving on Social Work, School of Public Affairs, and UCCS campus committees; participating in student recruitment activities; helping to build/maintain partnerships between the community and School of Public Affairs; mentoring part-time faculty; mentoring student organizations; program assessment; and other activities as appropriate.
Ability to teach a flexible schedule to include day and evening classes
Ability to teach in a variety of course formats (e.g., in-seat, hybrid and online).
Ability to prepare and teach required courses within the Social Work major.
Ability to prepare and teach courses within the following emphasis areas: trauma informed social work practice, military social work, healthcare social work, direct social work practice (micro or macro), generalist practice, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, research methods, and/or school social work
An earned Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
A minimum of 24 months full-time, or equivalent, post-MSW professional social work experience.
An active social work license in any U.S. state by the time of hire. Must have active social work license in Colorado within 12 months of hire.
An earned Doctor of Social Work (DSW) or Ph.D. in Social Work (or related field).
At least 9 months of teaching and/or professional training experience in Social Work, or a related discipline.
Experience in teaching in a variety of formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and online).
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 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.
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.