Assistant Professor in Residence - School of Social Work
The University of Connecticut School of Social Work invites applications for an opening for an Assistant Professor in Residence to assist with the Connecticut ¡Adelante! program.
The University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work is a national leader in graduate social work education with a tradition of educating and serving diverse populations. We are ranked in the top 20% of schools of social work nationally. More than one-third of our 425 students belong to underrepresented groups in higher education. The School’s research doctorate is the only public social work Ph.D. program in the region. Areas of distinction include mental health, trauma, and violence prevention and reduction; international social work and human rights; social and health disparities; aging, school social work, diversity, and cultural competence; policy analysis, advocacy, and community organizing. Interdisciplinary collaborations are maintained with units across the University and we have an extensive collaboration network with public and private human service agencies for both research and training.
The UConn School of Social Work is located in the midst of the vibrant downtown Hartford campus. This neighborhood campus includes other UConn graduate and undergraduate academic programs and research centers, cultural institutions, and state and city government offices. This situates us ideally for carrying out our central academic mission and provides enhanced opportunities for building upon our existing community collaborations and expanding to new ones within a multicultural capital city.
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will assist with the implementation of the new Connecticut ¡Adelante! program. This position includes classroom teaching; curriculum development in Spanish; and advising. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Strategic Programming and other departments within the School to assist in the areas of MSW student recruitment, MSW field placements addressing Spanish-speaking children and families' mental health needs and maintain information for reporting purposes. The successful candidate will prepare and teach required courses in Spanish and other courses as assigned by the dean. Mentor students in outreach and professional development. Participate in University, School of Social Work, and community level service. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of underrepresented groups; to demonstrate through their teaching and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; to integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and to provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
- An MSW degree in social work is required.
- A minimum of 3 years post MSW clinical practice experience in one of the following areas: health, mental health, trauma, school social work, or child welfare.
- Administrative and/or program management experience.
- Demonstrated experience with and commitment to working with clients/communities of color.
- Experience in teaching, supervising staff, and/or providing field instruction to students.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team.
- A commitment to the School of Social Work’s mission of advancing knowledge and community engagement; to achieve human rights and social justice.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Ability to prepare the curriculum in Spanish and teach the designated courses (Micro Foundation Practice and Individuals, Groups, and Families Advanced Concentration courses) in Spanish.
- Demonstrated proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Candidates must demonstrate Spanish proficiency through an exam.
- Ph.D. is preferred.
- Prior experience in teaching in MSW programs.
- Social work practice experience in an urban environment.
- Commitment to and/or experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated ability to integrate micro and macro perspectives and specialized practice.
- Experience in or commitment to working collaboratively within the School and across the University on multidisciplinary or inter-professional initiatives.
- Experience with, or capacity for, online and hybrid teaching.
The Associate Professor in Residence (APIR) position is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position with an additional two months for administrative responsibilities. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and educational degree. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Hartford campus.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Demonstrated proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish is required. Candidates must demonstrate Spanish proficiency through an exam.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24761 and submit the following application materials:
- A cover letter that comments on the minimum and preferred qualifications
- An updated curriculum vitae;
- A commitment to diversity statement that describes previous and/or potential contributions to promoting diversity through teaching and/or service;
- Names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Potential candidates can address questions to:
Dr. Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, Search Committee Chair
University of Connecticut
School of Social Work
38 Prospect St.
Hartford, CT 06103
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.