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School of Social Work seeks applicants for faculty position

June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022

The School of Social Work (SSW) in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri (MU) invites applications from persons interested in a full-time 9-month, tenure/tenure-track faculty, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position beginning in the 2023-24 academic year. SSW is seeking candidates with a research agenda that contributes to social and economic justice through research focused on substance use intervention research, health disparities based on race, sexual or gender identity, disability or the intersectionality of these identities, and women’s health and reproductive rights.


The minimum qualification for this position is a doctoral degree in social work, social welfare, or a closely related field.

Candidates will be evaluated on evidence of success in scholarly productivity, external funding of research, and teaching competence in both in-person and online formats.

Applications should be submitted online at (search for Job Opening 42516). Along with the online application please include a current curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter that specifically addresses prior experience in social work practice, teaching, and research, a sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference. If you have questions, please email the Chair of Search Committee, Dr. Hsun-Ta Hsu at

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications after August 1, 2022. Please submit your materials by October 1, 2022, for full consideration. Application review and interviewing will continue until the position is filled. Underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefit eligibility

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.  Find additional information on University benefits.

Diversity commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

About the School of Social Work

The mission of the MU School of Social Work is to promote leadership for social and economic justice by preparing students for professional excellence and leadership in practice, research, and policy. MU School of Social Work has 21 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 as well as a minor in Justice Studies. 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 for more information and to learn about our faculty’s research and teaching.

About the University of Missouri

MU is a member of the Association of American Universities, a state land grant institution, and a Carnegie Foundation designated Doctoral/Research University. The University’s 33,000 on-campus students arrive from every state and 120 countries.

About the School of Health Professions

The MU School of Health Professions (SHP) is the University of Missouri system’s only school of health professions. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of others. Every day, SHP faculty, staff, and students work towards changing lives through the integration of teaching, service and discovery. Learn more about the SHP and faculty.

Jobs in health care are expected to grow much faster than any other occupational group. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 16 percent increase in health care jobs from 2020 to 2030. The SHP 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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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.