Utah State University

  • Assistant Professor (Tenure or Clinical Track), Social Work - USU Uintah Basin Campus

    City Vernal
    Posted Date 6 months ago(9/5/2019 10:51 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Benefited Full-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Humanities & Social Sci
    Sociology Social Work & Anthropolog
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure or clinical track). The position is located at the USU-Uintah Basin Campus in Vernal, Utah. We particularly seek applications from individuals with experience with distance education and practicum student supervision.


    Position: This is a nine-month appointment with USU’s social work program (MSW and BSW degrees) beginning August of 2020. Requirements include the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate social work courses utilizing distance education technology as well as the ability to travel regionally throughout Eastern Utah.


    Tenure-track positions have a role assignment of 75% teaching, supervising, and advising, 15% Research, and 10% service. Clinical-track positions have a role assignment of 90% teaching, supervising, and advising, and 10% service.


    Clinical-track positions are renewed annually, assuming acceptable performance of the role assignment. Tenure-track positions are renewed annually during the probationary period assuming acceptable performance of the role assignment.


    1) teach courses in BSW and MSW programs; 2) advise undergraduate and graduate students; 3) supervise practicum placements regionally; 4) engage in scholarship and professional productivity; and 5) provide service to the department, the Regional campus, and the social work profession.


    Minimum Qualifications


    Tenure Track: 1) an MSW from a CSWE-accredited social work program; 2) two years post-MSW practice experience; and 3) an earned doctorate (PhD or DSW) in social work or closely related field at the time of appointment.


    Clinical Track: 1) an MSW from a CSWE-accredited social work program; and 2) two years post-MSW practice experience.


    Preferred Qualifications


    Tenure Track: 1) experience teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) teaching experience with distance education technology; 3) a record of scholarly activity; and 4) experience with practicum student supervision.


    Clinical Track: 1) experience teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) CSW or LCSW, or eligibility for Utah state licensure; 3) teaching experience with distance education technology; and 4) experience supervising practicum students.

    Required Documents

    Letters of application should be addressed to Dr. Susan Egbert, Chair, Search Committee, Social Work Program, Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-0730.  Email communication regarding these positions should be sent to the Chair at susan.egbert@usu.edu. Please visit http://jobs.usu.edu to apply online.


    In your online application please attach:

    1. A letter detailing your qualifications to be typed during your application under "Cover letter"
    2. CV to be uploaded in the candidate profile under "Resume"
    3. Writing Sample to be typed during your application under "Writing Sample"
    4. Contact information for three references to be provided in the candidate profile


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    Academic Setting:  The Social Work Program offers CSWE-accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a dynamic interdisciplinary department. USU is a Land Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research Doctoral-Extensive university of about 25,000 students. An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with an NSF ADVANCE gender equity program, USU is committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and staff. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples. For a video portrait, please visit http://www.usu.edu/multimedia/faculty/.


    USU Uintah Basin Campus: Utah State’s Uintah Basin Regional Campus is located in one of the most diverse and dynamic regions of the state. The Uintah Basin covers almost 15,000 square miles of northeast Utah, encompassing an asymmetric bowl east of the Wasatch Mountains and south of the Uintah Mountains. Utah State University operates campuses at Vernal and Roosevelt and provides service to the Uintah and Ouray reservation, expanding educational opportunities in a previously underserved region of the state. The regional economy, once based on agriculture and mining, has diversified, and energy extraction and tourism are now major industries as well. Northern Utah is an outdoor recreation paradise: local attractions include Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, and Red Fleet State Park. Residents have easy access to spectacularly beautiful natural areas and a wide variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, rafting, winter sports, and world-class hunting and fishing.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

    The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

    For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

    Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

    USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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