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Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Work

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Job Location:
Kearney, Nebraska
Social Work

Job Description or Duties

The Department of Social Work at the University of Nebraska at Kearney invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Social Work program is committed to undergraduate teaching and research, community engagement, and meaningful faculty-student interactions. The BSW degree is offered in both on-campus and fully online formats and the department currently serves over 200 social work students with nine full-time faculty positions. Candidates whose research and/or practice interests will expand the diversity and range of expertise in the department are highly desirable, as are those with experience teaching diverse student populations, including first-generation, non-traditional, and veteran students. Primary responsibilities include teaching three undergraduate courses per semester in both online and face-to-face formats, maintaining an active research agenda and scholarly productivity, attaining graduate faculty status, participating in recruitment and advisement of students, serving on departmental and university committees, promoting program development, contributing to assessment efforts, and advising student organizations.

Required Qualifications:

 An earned doctorate in Social Work or related field, a Master of Social Work from a CSWE accredited institution, and a minimum of two years post-MSW experience. Advanced ABD may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching diverse student populations in varied formats (online, face-to-face, blended), demonstrated commitment to research and publications, effective communication and collaboration skills, and Spanish-language fluency. For appointment at the Associate Professor rank, a record of publications and demonstrated potential for leadership is expected.

HOW TO APPLY: To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials before review date February 11, 2022. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment Opportunities. For more information about the position contact: Jody VanLaningham at For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8516 or

SALARY AND BENEFITS: With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate. Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive. The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care. The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees. Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,200 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.

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