The University of Iowa, School of Social Work seeks dynamic candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position (9-month academic year appointment) beginning in August 2018. Candidates should demonstrate potential for a strong program of research.

The University of Iowa is a member of the Association of American Universities and a Carnegie Foundation designated RU/VH University with an enrollment of 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is known for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The University is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, a progressive and diverse community, widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities.

The School of Social Work offers programs at the BA, MSW, and PhD levels, with distance education programs around the state of Iowa (BA and MSW in Des Moines, and MSW in Sioux City and the Quad Cities). Operating from a strengths-based and systems perspectives, the School prepares our graduates to be culturally competent scholars and practitioners committed to social justice and social work values and ethics. The School is home to the National Resource Center on Family Centered Practice, the University’s Aging Studies Program, and the Certificate Program in Critical Cultural Competence. Visit our website at http://clas.uiowa.edu/socialwork/ for more information.

The successful candidate will work with faculty and students to implement the mission of the University of Iowa and the School of Social Work through the following:

  • Sustain an active program of research as evidenced by peer reviewed publications and conference presentations
  • Pursue external funding to support a focused program of research
  • Teach and mentor diverse students in the School’s programs
  • Provide service in support of the School’s and University’s mission
  • Add intellectual diversity and cultural richness to the School

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in social work or related field (with the dissertation successfully defended by June 2018)
  • A MSW degree is required with a minimum of two years post MSW practice experience
  • Evidence of a strong research agenda with demonstrated potential to conduct research and publish in a substantive area of social work
  • Potential for securing external research funding
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching across social work educational levels (BASW, MSW and PhD)
  • Demonstrated attention to human diversity and/or cultural competence in teaching, research, or service

Desired qualifications:

  • Ability to teach macro social work practice or research at the foundation or advanced program level
  • Scholarly publications in refereed journals

The School of Social Work and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

To Apply: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials immediately. Submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/. Refer to requisition number #71473. Do not mail paper applications. A curriculum vitae and letter of application describing your research agenda, teaching philosophy, and social work practice experience must be attached to the online application. In addition to the online application and attachments, please email one writing sample representing your research ability. We require three letters of professional reference. Please ask your referees to email their letter directly to the chair at the email address below. Letters of reference should address research and teaching potential, and other accomplishments. For inquiries about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair:

Sara Sanders, Ph.D., MSW
Search Committee Chair
University of Iowa
School of Social Work
308 North Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-2079 sara-sanders@uiowa.edu