College of Arts and Science - Assistant Professor-Non-Tenure Track-Social Work
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 9979
Position Number: 40001, 30501
School/College: College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks candidates for two full-time, 9-month clinical assistant professors, non-tenure track (NTE), positions to teach at the Department of Social Work. The duties of the position include teaching generalist (undergraduate) and clinical (graduate) social work practice at the college level, including online and seated classroom courses, participating in co-curricular and extracurricular learning activities such as interprofessional trainings and simulations, academic and professional advising and mentoring of students, and participating in departmental faculty affairs and service. Normal teaching load is four classes per semester. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2022.
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 connections to community-based agencies throughout Alabama, which provide 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 BSW Program has been accredited for over 40 years, serving approximately 200 majors a year. The newer 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 research and robust simulation and interprofessional learning activities. Awarded U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Training Grant supports preparing more social workers and nurse practitioners to provide high-quality interprofessional care for opioid use disorder. 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/home/.
Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
Complete applications should include the following documents:
1. a cover letter detailing interest, teaching philosophy, and relevant experience. 2. curriculum vitae or resume 3. 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 Dr. Laurel Hitchcock, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
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 CSWE accredited Social Work Program
Two or more years of post-MSW clinical practice experience
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.