Specialized Faculty-Open Rank, Non-Tenure Track Clinical Professor or Teaching Professor
The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign School of Social Work invites applications for a full–time specialized faculty position (i.e., non–tenure track), focusing on teaching and associated administrative and service activities. We seek a talented and innovative educator who will be primarily responsible for teaching and curriculum development for the School’s Leadership and Social Change (LSC) concentration in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. The LSC concentration prepares students for macro-level advanced social work practice that emphasizes social change both within social service agencies and through public policy and advocacy. This concentration focuses on changing larger social systems, such as communities, organizations, and/or policy. It includes a broad spectrum of macro practice areas such as program planning, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, community organizing and development, policy analysis, legislative advocacy, and program evaluation. The LSC curriculum also incorporates international social work content.
The School of Social Work is a freestanding unit renowned for its research, teaching, and community engagement achievements. We have extensive well-developed partnerships with state and community-based agencies that provide fertile networks for research and teaching development. The School is committed to developing and disseminating knowledge for practice, with special emphasis on identifying the needs of vulnerable and disenfranchised groups, developing responsive social welfare programs, and promoting social and economic justice. Our MSW degree program prepares students for advanced social work practice in public and private agencies in the areas of mental health, health care, children and family services, public school settings, and leadership and social change. It has expanded rapidly in recent years and now includes hybrid options with teaching opportunities on our campus, in Chicago, and online.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO
DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have established experiences and expertise in macro social work practice, teaching, and curriculum development, and the ability to work effectively within a research-intensive school committed to excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. Candidates must have at least three years of experience in macro social work, as well as preferred teaching experience at the college or university level. The ability of being able to teach both in-person and online classes is desired.
Clinical Professor must possess a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited School of Social Work.
Teaching Professor must possess a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited School of Social Work, and a Ph.D. in Social Work (or related field) or a Doctoral of Social Work (DSW) degree.
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with rank and experience.
PROPOSED START DATE: August 16, 2021
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your required documents, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references. Applications should be submitted by March 8, 2021. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date to give full consideration to all candidates.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.
About School of Social Work-University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
We prepare future social work leaders and help empower people and communities. We work for social justice and equity and are tireless in our pursuit of positive change. Our innovative research establishes evidence that transforms social work practice. Guided by our student-focused faculty, you will receive a well-balanced experience that couples creative classroom learning with immersive field internships. You can participate in collaborative research and service-learning projects that impact and improve lives.
The result? You are prepared to be a poised and inspired professional ready to make a difference in the world.