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Assistant Professor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded with your application. Upon hire, faculty members of the University must provide an official transcript. Transcripts “issued to students” in a sealed envelope are not accepted for employment purposes. Request an official transcript to be mailed directly to Human Resources: University of Mississippi, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848. Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Department Social Work
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

This position is a tenure-track position requiring a Ph.D. in Social Work / Social Welfare or equivalent and an MSW degree or equivalent. Two years post MSW experience preferred. Teaching load is expected to be four courses per academic year. Other faculty responsibilities include scholarly research, seeking external grants, committee assignments and thesis work.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching courses as assigned in the Department of Social Work (the equivalent of two courses per semester), engaging in research, and service to the profession and community. Applicant must demonstrate the ability to work with students, faculty, and professional social workers in the community. The teaching load will be six hours (2) courses per semester. Candidates should be able to: 1) maintain an active research agenda leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals; 2) obtain federal grants or other external funds for state agency or community-based research partnerships; 3) develop multidisciplinary research connections on and off the UM campus; 4) teach across the curriculum with particular emphasis on evidence-informed clinical practice, policy, and service.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION:
Ph.D. in Social Work / Social Welfare or equivalent (ABD will be considered with Ph.D. completed by time of appointment)

AND

Master’s of Social Work Degree or equivalent

Special instructions to applicants

Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded with your application. Upon hire, faculty members of the University must provide an official transcript. Transcripts “issued to students” in a sealed envelope are not accepted for employment purposes. Request an official transcript to be mailed directly to Human Resources: University of Mississippi, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Will this position solicit online reference letters? No
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Job Open Date 02/24/2017
Published Salary Salary depends upon experience, qualifications and departmental budget
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program provides a 15.75% employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Employee Category Faculty
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have a Master's of Social Work Degree or equivalent AND Ph.D. in Social Work / Social Welfare or equivalent (or will you have a completed Ph.D. by time of appointment)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1, provided by applicants
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2, provided by applicants
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3, provided by applicants