Assistant Professor of Social Work
University of Maine USM - Portland, ME

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The University of Southern Maine seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the School of Social Work. The School of Social Work prepares undergraduate students in generalist social work practice and graduate students in advanced social work.

Qualifications: Required: MSW degree and a Ph.D./D.S.W. in social work or related discipline by the time of appointment on September 1, 2013. Demonstrated ability to teach across BSW and MSW programs, particularly in the curriculum areas of social policy and macro practice. A minimum of two years full-time equivalent, post-MSW practice. Preferred: Interest in teaching research. Evidence of commitment to diversity, student success and active learning, and community engagement. Salary and benefits are competitive and dependent on prior experience.

The School of Social Work is committed to diversity and to work/classroom environments that foster safety and respect for all. We are looking for a faculty member who shares our commitment to multi-level, strengths-based practice that values social justice, and the centrality of community and environment in enhancing the well-being of diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. We strongly encourage applications from individuals representing diverse ethnic and racial groups, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and women.

The University of Southern Maine is a comprehensive public university located in the beautiful coastal community of Portland, Maine, the state’s largest city and the center of a wide variety of financial, business, educational and cultural activities.

Apply online at: . You will need to upload a letter of application detailing qualifications for this position which should also include a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of research interests ; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. The university has an institution-wide commitment to inclusion, diversity, multiculturalism and community.