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School of Social Work seeks assistant or associate teaching professor

Jan. 28, 2022

Jan. 28, 2022

The School of Health Professions’ School of Social Work at the University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for individuals interested in a position as Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor, a 12-month, 1.0 FTE Ranked, Non-Tenure Track appointment.

Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of a Master of Social Work (MSW).

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • years of post Master of Social Work experience in social work-related fields (5 years minimum)
  • ability to teach practice and clinical courses, including online and hybrid courses
  • strong written and verbal skills
  • knowledge of the social service delivery system in Boone County and the State of Missouri
  • experience with field education of social work students
  • experience and understanding of juvenile and criminal justice policy and practice are preferred

Application process

Applications should be submitted online at (search for Job Opening 40051). 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, Dr. Clark Peters at

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 UM Faculty & Staff Benefits website.

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. The 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 our website 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.

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. Our 33,000 on-campus students arrive from every state and 120 countries.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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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.