The University of Connecticut School of Social Work is a national leader in graduate social work education with a tradition of educating and serving diverse populations. We are ranked in the top 20% schools of social work nationally. More than one-third of our 400 students and 27 faculty members belong to underrepresented groups in higher education. The School’s research doctorate is the only public social work Ph.D. program in the region. Areas of distinction include mental health, trauma and violence prevention and reduction; international social work and human rights; social and health disparities; diversity and cultural competence; and policy analysis, advocacy, and community organizing. Interdisciplinary collaborations are maintained with units across the university and we have an extensive collaboration network with public and private human service agencies for both research and training.
The UConn School of Social Work is now located in the midst of the new vibrant downtown Hartford campus. This neighborhood campus includes other UConn graduate and undergraduate academic programs and research centers, cultural institutions and state and city government offices. This situates us ideally for carrying out our central academic mission and provides enhanced opportunities for building upon our existing community collaborations and expanding to new ones within a multicultural capital city.
The successful candidate will be prepared to play a central role in the newly launched bachelor in social work program through classroom teaching; curriculum development and implementation; and advising/instructing students in field placements. Participate in the pursuit and development of social work training grants. Mentor students in outreach and professional development. Participate in university, School of Social Work, and community level service. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; to demonstrate through their teaching and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; to integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and to provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
An MSW degree in social work is required. A minimum of 5 years post MSW clinical practice experience in one of the following areas: health, mental health, trauma, aging, substance use, violence prevention, or criminal justice. Experience in teaching, supervising staff, and/or providing field instruction to students. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team. A commitment to the School of Social Work’s mission of advancing knowledge and community engagement to achieve human rights and social justice.
PhD is preferred. Social work practice experience in an urban environment. Ability to integrate micro and macro perspectives and practice. Teaching experience with undergraduate students. Commitment to and/or experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to integrate micro and macro perspectives and practice. Experience in or commitment to working collaboratively within the school and across the university on multidisciplinary or inter-professional initiatives. Experience with or capacity for online and hybrid teaching.
This is an 11-month, non-tenure track position. The position has an anticipated start date of August 2018 with the possibility of an earlier start date. Initial salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and educational degree.
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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
The University of Connecticut is one of the nation's leading public research universities. UConn's main campus in Storrs is admitting the highest-achieving freshmen in University history. Student diversity continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.