Overview

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor in the School of Social Work to begin the fall of 2019.  The successful candidate will primarily teach direct practice with individuals, families, and groups on our Gulf Coast campus but may teach on the Hattiesburg campus from time to time. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to acquire external funding to support an active research/scholarship agenda.  Faculty are expected to participate in school, university, professional and community service. As a program with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented populations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will teach in both the undergraduate (B.S.W.) and graduate (M.S.W.) programs at our beautiful Gulf Coast campus in Long Beach, and on our Hattiesburg campus. In addition to traditional teaching, research, and service; faculty work to integrate student learning and interactions with the larger community. Faculty also mentor and advise students in their academic, research, and service interests.

Minimum Qualifications 

Applicants must have a M.S.W. and Ph.D. in social work or a related field and at least five years of post-master’s advanced clinical experience with groups and families. Prior teaching experience at the BSW or MSW level is required as well as a demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice. An understanding of and ability to address Mississippi’s unique strengths and
challenges are key. ABD’s nearing completion of their dissertation may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications  

Licensure at the LCSW level is preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates with significant clinical social work practice experience.


About The University of Southern MississippiFounded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.