1+ months

Assistant, Associate, or Professor

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Assistant, Associate, or Professor
Requisition Number FE02980
Working Title
Department Name 8T110:College of Social Work
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education
A master’s degree in social work (or equivalent)
Required Related Experience
Five or more years of professional social work practice experience; Previous college-level teaching experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky is home to Bachelors of Arts in Social Work (residential and online), Masters of Social Work (hybrid and online), Doctorate of Social Work (online) and PhD (residential) programs. Due to unprecedented growth, CoSW is seeking applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Social Work Clinical Faculty member to start in August 2022. The position is flexible and can be scoped to a 9 or 12 month contract.

The selected candidate will teach degree required courses primarily in the BASW and MSW programs and must be willing to teach across the curriculum, if necessary. Teaching responsibilities may include participating in CSWE accreditation efforts, student mentoring, assisting in curriculum development, service on program and college committees, and participation in professional development/scholarly activities.

Salary is competitive and will be based on contract term and qualifications. Required qualifications include a master’s degree in social work, at least 5 years of professional social work practice experience, and previous college-level teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates in ABD status or with a DSW/PhD in social work or a related field with experience developing and delivering virtual instruction.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vita. Letters of interest should detail the applicant’s goodness of fit for the position and include a brief discussion of teaching experience. Please also include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit letters from your references within the employment system.

Questions about the position can be directed to the Office of Dean Jay Miller at (859) 257-5740.

Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Commitment to collaborative teaching models designed to facilitate dynamic and diverse learning communities; Ability to foster, develop, and/or maintain positive professional relationships with local, state, federal, and private social service agencies/organizations/associations; Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Social Work licensure; ABD or DSW/Ph.D. in social work, or a related field; Experience using educational technology, including experience developing/delivering on-line/virtual instruction
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-03-23 Expires: 2022-06-30

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