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Grace Abbott School of Social Work
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
30+ days ago

Description

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 an associate or full professor position with un anticipated start date of August 15, 2022.  

The special focus of this newly endowed tenured faculty position will be child welfare education and administration within the context of social work practice to best serve children and families in Nebraska. The successful candidate will lead research and programmatic efforts as it relates to issues of child welfare and development by focusing on children, families, and community-based organizations that serve at-risk families and their children. Additionally, this position will promote research and scholarly activities that examine ways to capitalize on strengths and assets of human beings in ways that enhance education, families, and/or relationships with special emphasis on underserved cultures and people. This position also requires teaching social work courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The successful candidate will hold a five-year renewable appointment as the John E. Christensen Community Chair in Child Welfare.

 

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.



Requirements

Required Qualifications:   Applicants must possess an MSW or equivalent from an accredited CSWE program. Additionally, an earned doctoral degree or other appropriate terminal degree is required.

 

Preferred Qualifications:   A strong record of research and experience in multicultural education, including teaching using various modalities such as online, that merit appointment as an associate or full professor are preferred. A demonstrated record of significant community engagement with diverse populations is also preferred. Evidence of ability to build collegial working relationships with colleagues across multiple disciplines and campuses is important. Additionally, a record of obtaining external funding is preferred.

 

The GASSW 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/14321/ and submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Statement of Service and Community Engagement
  5. Statement of Teaching
  6. Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  7. 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 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 EVerify employer.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59952707
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Position Title: John E. Christensen Community Chair in Child Welfare (Associate or Full Professor)
  • Company Name: Grace Abbott School of Social Work
  • Industry: Education
  • Job Function: Academic: Full-time
  • Min Education: Doctorate
  • Salary: $110,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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