College of Arts and Science - Assistant Professor of Field Education-Non-Tenure Track - Social Work
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 10099
Position Number: 40001
School/College: College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks candidates for a full time, 12-month clinical assistant professor of field education, non-tenure track (NTE), position at the Department of Social Work. The duties of the position include arranging placement of and monitoring BSW and/or MSW students at various field placement agencies, teaching integrative seminars for students participating in field, and collecting program outcome data. The successful candidate will be expected to recruit new placement agencies and develop knowledge of and foster relationships with prospective and existing field placement agencies in the Birmingham metro area. Finally, candidates with a clearly identified teaching philosophy, teaching experience and experience in online education are strongly preferred.
The Department of Social Work has a diverse and nationally recognized faculty for their expertise in the areas of health, behavioral health, child welfare, program evaluation, and educational innovation. The faculty engage in collaborative research with colleagues across the UAB Campus, including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. The Department also has strong relationships with community-based agencies throughout Alabama, providing exceptional field placements for students and collaborative research opportunities. All faculty and staff in the Department are strongly committed to a teaching and research mission focused on promoting social and economic justice as well as improving the health and well-being of underserved individuals and communities. The Department's Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program has been accredited for over 40 years, serving approximately 200 majors annually. The newer Master of Social Work (MSW) Program provides a specialized curriculum in clinical health and behavioral health, with a current enrollment of approximately 80 students. Both programs collaborate with other health science programs across the campus through robust simulations and interprofessional learning activities. Recently awarded United States (US) Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Training Grants support preparing more social workers and healthcare practitioners to provide higher-quality interprofessional care for opioid use disorder and behavioral health disorders. More information about the Department may be found at: www.uab.edu/cas/socialwork
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at UAB includes 19 academic departments representing arts and humanities as well as social and physical sciences. CAS is home to over 300 full-time faculty and more than 40 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees, making it the largest academic entity in the UAB academic enterprise. Additionally, CAS supports numerous research centers, community outreach programs, and interdisciplinary programs. More information about the College may be found at: https://www.uab.edu/cas/home/
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body, and we are committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.
UAB is a Carnegie level 1 research university and leader among comprehensive public universities with an academic medical center, offering a world-class education to a diverse student population that prepares the nation's future citizens and leaders. With over 22,500 students and 2,459 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major research and teaching university in Alabama. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent at UAB and the Department of Social Work. UAB was recently named America's No. 1 Best Large Employer and America's No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes, 2021). Birmingham is the largest metropolitan area in Alabama, offering a vibrant and diverse cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities. To learn more about the city of Birmingham click here https://www.birminghamal.org. To learn more about UAB click here https://www.uab.edu.
Review of the applications will begin January 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
Complete applications should include the following documents:
a cover letter detailing interest, teaching philosophy, and relevant experience;
curriculum vitae or resume; and
contact information for three professional references.
References will not be contacted without permission of applicants, and formal letters of reference will be requested for finalist applicants only.
Please address your cover letter and questions to Ms. Mary Jacque Carroll, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Department: Social Work
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Must have an MSW degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited Social Work Program
Two or more years of post-MSW clinical practice experience
Successful university/college-level teaching, training or field instruction experience
Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse client populations
Ability to use technology platforms including complex database systems
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or equivalent
Five or more years of post-MSW clinical practice experience
Prior experience as a field director/coordinator
Knowledge of CSWE accreditation standards
Clearly identified teaching philosophy that highlights field education as the signature pedagogy
PhD in Social Work or DSW
Pre-Employment Background Check:
A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.