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The University of Wyoming's (UW) Division of Social Work invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. Persons with expertise in generalist and advanced generalist practice, research methods and community practice are especially encouraged to apply.
The Division of Social Work offers a Generalist BSW program and an Advanced Generalist MSW program enrolling approximately 100 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. The University and the Division of Social Work maintain outreach centers across Wyoming providing excellent opportunities for community practice and research. The MSW program uses the Outreach Distance Education Network to deliver portions of the curriculum statewide. The University and the Division also provide resources for new faculty, including start-up funding, subject to available resources.
The University of Wyoming is the state's only public provider of baccalaureate and graduate education and is a Carnegie research-doctoral extensive institution. UW combines major university benefits and small school advantages. With a student enrollment of about 13,000, the UW main campus is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, 50 miles from Cheyenne, two hours from Denver, and two hours from Steamboat Springs and other outdoor leisure activities. Easy access to the nearby Snowy Range of the Rockies provides numerous opportunities for summer and winter activities. Plenty of sunshine and year-round beauty complement the city of Laramie (pop. 30,000) making it a terrific place to live and work.
Position responsibilities include: Maintaining an active research/scholarly program; teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; advising students; supervising graduate student research projects; conducting field liaison work; participation in division, college, university and professional activities; providing service and outreach activities; and participating in curriculum and program development. This position requires weekend and/or evening teaching and travel within the state and teaching using distance delivery systems.
Required qualifications include: Earned doctorate in social work or closely related field or interdisciplinary fields (doctorate must be successfully defended by May 1, 2016); MSW from a CSWE accredited program or equivalency, as determined by CSWE; at least two years of post-MSW practice experience; established college teaching experience in social work or related field of at least one year; and demonstrated research competence via publication record.
Preferred qualifications include: Established college teaching record across the social work curriculum at BSW and MSW levels; expertise in working with diverse and rural populations; experience using distance education technology; and experience in a generalist/ advanced generalist social work education program.
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness
We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Application Materials Required:
To apply: The Division of Social Work recognizes the power of a diverse faculty and has a strong commitment to achieving this aim. Therefore, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Send 1) a cover letter indicating your interest in Position # 0408; 2) a two-page written summary statement of teaching, scholarship and research experiences, and future planned activities and interests; 3) current Curriculum Vitae; 4) at least three (3) letters of recommendation; and 5) a copy of your unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate). Applications may be submitted via postal mail or electronic mail. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Electronic mail submissions sent to:
Postal Mail submissions sent to:
Division of Social Work Faculty Search Committee
Attn: Position 0408
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
Electronic applications and attachments must be in the following formats to be accepted: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). Electronic letters of reference are acceptable if sent directly from the author.