The School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), announces one open-rank, 9-month, tenure/tenure-track faculty position for the 2018-2019 academic year. Candidates should be able to maintain an active research agenda leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals, obtain federal grants or other external funds to support a research agenda, develop multidisciplinary research connections on and off the MU campus, and teach across the curriculum.
The mission of the MU School of Social Work is to promote leadership for social and economic justice by preparing students for professional excellence and leadership in practice, research, and policy. MU School of Social Work has 27 faculty and five full-time staff. The School offers degrees at the BSW, MSW, and PhD levels, has a MSW/MPH dual degree program, and two Graduate Certificate Programs (Gerontology and Military Social Work). As a school, we are committed to a diverse educational environment and promote social work practice that enhances resources, enables access to services, promotes advocacy, and engenders change. The School was recently ranked in the top ten nationally of comparable research intensive schools of social work in Academic Analytics, a tool comparing scholarly work, citations, federal grant funding, and national awards. Visit our website at http://ssw.missouri.edu/ for more information and to learn about our faculty's research and teaching.
MU is a member of the Association of American Universities, a state land grant institution, and a Carnegie Foundation designated Doctoral/Research University. Our 33,000 on-campus students arrive from every state and 120 countries. Columbia is a diverse community of more than 115,000 people offering a unique combination of urban and rural amenities. Columbia consistently scores highly in rankings of livable communities due to its active arts and music scene, diverse and politically progressive community, and a cost of living that is ten percent below the national average.
The minimum requirements for this position are a doctoral degree in social work, social welfare, or a closely related field. An MSW degree from an accredited social work program is required; two years post-MSW or post-BSW experience is preferred. Evidence of success in scholarly productivity, external funding of research, and teaching competence is desirable at the assistant level and required at the associate/full professor levels. The School is seeking a candidate with a research agenda that contributes to social and economic justice through research focused on poverty studies, racial disparities, substance use and abuse, health disparities, child welfare, or mental health. The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.
Commensurate with education and experience.
To apply complete the online application. Be prepared to upload a letter of application outlining practice, teaching, and research areas; a sample of scholarly work; a list of names and contact information for three references and a curriculum vitae.
Screening of candidates' applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with ...a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. Mizzou What is Mizzou? Learn about the history and traditions behind the name Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.