University of Nebraska at Omaha — Assistant Professor, Social Work

Assistant Professor – Social Work
College of Public Affairs and Community Service
University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Grace Abbott School of Social Work (GASSW), a part of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), invites applications for tenure-track assistant professor position with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2022. The assistant professor will teach across graduate and undergraduate social work curricula, engage in research and scholarly activities, and   provide departmental, university, and professional service, including collaborating with colleagues across campus/es and the community at large.
This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

The GASSW offers the BSSW and MSW degrees and has strong commitments and investments in research and teaching in several areas including global engagement, children and families, mental health practice, and gerontology. The school offers dual degrees with Public Administration, Public Health, and Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Required Qualifications:   Candidates must have an MSW or equivalent from a CSWE-accredited program, two years of post-MSW experience, and a doctoral degree in Social Work or a related field (ABD candidates may also be considered).

Preferred Qualifications:   Practice, research, or policy experience and interest in areas such as policy and advocacy, community practice, social justice and human rights, health and mental health, substance abuse, and populations at risk will be highly regarded. Experience working with diverse multicultural, vulnerable, or underserved groups is preferred. 

The Grace Abbott School of Social Work contributes to UNO’s goals and values in multiple and significant ways, especially with emphases on social justice and community engagement.  The GASSW is a university leader in its use of service-learning pedagogy in its classrooms and its provision of community-engaged service and research.  Read more about The GASSW here:  https://www.socialworkers.org/News/Social-Work-Advocates/2021-June-July/Schools-of-Social-Work-June-July-2021.  The GASSWs MSW program is the third largest graduate program at UNO.  For additional information on our vibrant campus community,     please see our Booklet | UNO and Omaha Guide (unomaha.edu).

Why UNO?
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is fueled by its historical ties to Omaha.  As the first municipal university in Omaha, the early founders’ goal was to make higher education accessible and affordable for the city’s residents. In 1968, the campus joined the University of Nebraska system, and today has the unique role of serving as the state’s metropolitan campus. 

Accessibility remains a top priority in UNO’s mission and vision.  Today, the campus is known for its student-centered environment, its community engagement, and its dedication to embracing students from all types of backgrounds.  UNO’s ranking as the 2020 Best College for LGBTQ+ Students In Nebraska reflects a commitment to the Maverick values of access, inclusion and diversity that make UNO a welcoming campus community, evidenced by the numerous resources and support services offered by the university. 

The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement.

This honor is but one of many points of pride for UNO. In 2019, it was ranked in the top ten public institutions in the nation for military friendliness by Military Times magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 90 percent of UNO’s 15,500 students are from Nebraska, and roughly 60 percent of recent alumni surveyed report graduating with no debt or less than $5,000 in debt. It is simply one of the most competitively priced institutions in the region. UNO, while large enough to provide students with global opportunities, thrives on its personal and close-knit campus culture, where students come first and partnerships with the community grow every day.  For more information about how UNO embraces its mission, see Growing With and Within Our Thriving Community.

Important Application Instructions:
To learn more and apply online, please visit https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/14239 and submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Statement of Teaching
  5. Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  6. Contact information for three references (references will only be contacted for finalists)

Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will not be reviewed or considered.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date.  Applications received after the review date may be considered.  For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Nancy Kelley,  Professor and Search Committee Chair, at njkelley@unomaha.edu.  

Benefits:
The University of Nebraska at Omaha proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, with flexible options designed to meet the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. To learn more about our options for medical, vision, dental and other insurances, as well as our generous time off policies and retirement options, please visit https://www.unomaha.edu/human-resources/benefits/index.php 

The University and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

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