Utah State University

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

City Vernal
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/17/2023 3:53 PM)
Requisition ID
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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College of Humanities & Social Sci
Social Work
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Social Work at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track or clinical). The position is located at the Uintah Basin campus in Vernal, Utah. Utah State University’s Social Work Department envisions a world where social work graduates are leaders in social change – serving individuals, families, groups, and communities in the pursuit of social justice and the enhancement of the quality of life for all persons. Our programs aim to prepare generalist and advanced generalist social workers to advocate for vulnerable populations and work toward the establishment of societies free from poverty, violence, oppression, and discrimination. As a Community-Engaged Department, we value faculty who recognize the strengths and expertise in their communities and are effective at engaging community partners as co-educators in training of our students. 


Position: This is a nine-month appointment with USU’s social work program (MSW and BSW degrees) beginning August of 2023.


Tenure-track positions have a role assignment of 75% Teaching, supervising, and advising; 15% Research; and 10% Service. Tenure-track positions are renewed annually during the probationary period assuming acceptable performance of the role assignment.


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.


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 statewide 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 (ABD will be considered).
  • 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 online and 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

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV (to be uploaded to the applicant profile)
  2. Names and contact information of at least three references (requested in the online application)
  3. Cover Letter (to be copied and pasted into a fillable form within the online application)

**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 Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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 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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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