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School of Social Work assistant/associate teaching professor position

Oct. 24, 2023

The School of Social Work (SSW) in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the University of Missouri (MU) – Columbia invites applications from persons interested in the position of Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, which is a 12-month, 1.0 FTE Ranked, Non-Tenure Track appointment.

Qualified candidates should possess, at a minimum, a Master of Social Work (MSW), at the time of application, and 5 years post MSW social work practice experience.

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Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • The level of their degree (e.g., PhD in social work or other human service-related professions) and extra training they have received (e.g., substance abuse certificate).
  • Experience developing new courses as well as engaging in recruitment and retention efforts and/or other student success initiatives.
  • Demonstrated commitment to educating future social work professionals.
  • Their ability to teach practice and clinical courses in both in-person and online formats, and the extent of their experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable with using Office applications (e.g., MS Word and MS Excel) along with online database or data storage systems and online teaching platforms (e.g., Canvas).
  • Experience providing professional advisement to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and collaboration skills and the ability to manage multiple demands and responsibilities are essential.
  • Knowledge of and experience in social welfare policy, practice, and knowledge of publicly funded social services at the local, state, and federal levels is an asset.

Salary and benefits

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience for the applicant.

This position is eligible for university benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on university benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website.

Application process

Applications must be submitted online at (search for Job Opening 49146). Along with the online application please include a current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) as well as a letter detailing your interest in the position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, interested applicants are welcome to contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Dani Pevehouse-Pfeiffer at

About the School of Social Work

The mission of the MU-SSW is to promote leadership for social and economic justice by preparing students for professional excellence and leadership in practice, research, and policy. MU-SSW has 23 full time faculty (52% tenure/tenure track and 48% non-tenure track) and two full-time staff. The School offers degrees at the BSW, MSW, and PhD levels, and has an MSW/MPH dual degree program and an MSW/PhD joint program of study. Presently, the school has about 450 students (Pre-majors, BSWs, MSWs, and PhDs). As a school, we are committed to a diverse educational environment and promote social work practice that enhances resources, enables access to services, promotes advocacy, and engenders change. The School was recently ranked in the top ten nationally of comparable research-intensive schools of social work in Academic Analytics, a tool comparing scholarly work, citations, federal grant funding, and national awards. Visit our website at for more information and to learn about our faculty’s research and teaching. MU is a member of the Association of American Universities, a state land grant institution, and a Carnegie Foundation designated Doctoral/Research University. Our 33,000 on-campus students arrive from every state and 120 countries.

About the College of Health Sciences

The MU College of Health Sciences (CHS) is the University of Missouri system’s only college of health sciences and the state’s only public health program located on a health sciences campus. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of others. Every day, CHS faculty, staff, and students work towards changing lives through the integration of teaching, service and discovery.

With programs in rehabilitation, diagnostic and imaging sciences, public health, and social work, graduates of the College of Health Sciences fill critical roles in health care. The College is comprised of eight departments and 14 disciplines, each with their own specialized accreditation processes. The College also hosts a satellite program of the University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Pharmacy.

Health professions account for more than 60 percent of the total U.S. health care workforce. Jobs in health professions are projected to grow at least through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The College is an important member of the University of Missouri Health System. Other members include the Sinclair School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, University Hospitals and Clinics and University Physicians.

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

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Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.