Utah State University

Assistant Professor in Social Work

City Vernal
Posted Date 8 months ago(10/4/2023 5:33 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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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 programs (MSW and BSW degrees) beginning August of 2024.


Tenure-track positions have a role assignment of 65% Teaching, supervising, and advising; 25% 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.


Teach courses in BSW and MSW programs with expertise in research methods, program evaluation, and community practice; 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 teaching research methods and supervising practicum students.


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 teaching research methods and supervising practicum students.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

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

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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