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School of Social Work seeks Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor

Aug. 6, 2021

Aug. 6, 2021

The School of Social Work in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for individuals interested in coordinating Field Practicum experiences for students. The position is for an Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor which is a 12-month, 1.0 FTE Ranked, Non-Tenure Track appointment.


Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of a Master of Social Work (MSW) and 5 years post MSW social work experience, including experience with field education, specifically as a faculty liaison and/or substantial supervision of social work students in field placements.

Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to teach practice and clinical courses as well as a comfort with teaching online classes. Strong written and verbal skills are necessary. Candidates should be comfortable using Office applications, e.g., MS Word and MS Excel, along with online database systems. Exceptional problem-solving and collaboration skills and the ability to manage multiple demands and responsibilities are important. Knowledge of the social service delivery system in Boone County and the State of Missouri is an asset.

Application Materials

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.

Application Deadline

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, Dr. Carol Snively at 573-882-0675, [Email hidden].

About Mizzou

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 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. 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 for more information and to learn about our faculty’s research and teaching.

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 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, SHP 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 School of Health Professions fill critical roles in health care. The school is comprised of seven departments and 13 disciplines, each with their own specialized accreditation processes. The school 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 school 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.