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Northern Arizona University Department of Social Work
Flagstaff, AZ, United States (on-site)
16 days ago
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Northern Arizona University Department of Social Work
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States (on-site)
16 days ago


Northern Arizona University seeks dynamic candidates for one tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level for fall 2023, within our Department of Social Work, which has both a CSWE accredited BSW program and MSW program.  

We are seeking candidates with a well-developed research agenda in one of the following broadly defined areas: Research and practice focus in areas of health disparities, health services, substance abuse, micro and macro practice, child, maternal, and family health policy, substance exposed newborns, prevention and early intervention, risk/resilience, child abuse and neglect, elder health, health issues with disenfranchised or special populations, and/or health across the lifespan. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, community engagement, and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social and economic justice, as well as demonstrated leadership skills essential for mentoring bachelors and masters-level students.  We seek candidates with the interest and capacity to assume leadership roles within the department, a demonstrated track record of collegial teamwork, as well as an interest and capacity to engage with students in NAU’s Interdisciplinary Health PhD program.  Qualifications include a minimum of three years of social work practice experience beyond the M.S.W. degree, experience and interest in curricular innovations.

The Northern Arizona University Social Work Department offers a CSWE-accredited BSW degree and MSW program degree. We employ a cohort model and are committed to utilizing technology and service learning as methods within our curriculum. This is a nine (9) month position that includes teaching a 3/2 social work course load per academic year, student mentoring, and program service activities, including committees, curriculum development, and program planning.   This position is tenure eligible, at the rank of Assistant Professor


  • An earned MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited university
  • An earned doctorate or Ph.D. in social work or a closely aligned field are required by position start date.  
  • Evidence of ability to teach in at least one core curriculum area (e.g. research methods, clinical practice, macro, policy)
  • Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Three or more years direct social work practice experience in clinical, health, behavioral health, substance abuse, and/or aging.

  • Successful record of university teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability, interest, and active involvement in scholarly activity with potential for external funding. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Experience with curriculum development and/or building online courses.
  • Demonstrated capacity to assume leadership roles.
  • Experience working with Indigenous/Native populations of the Southwest.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  Application must include an attachment that contains: a letter of interest identifying the position for which they are applying and addressing minimum and preferred qualifications, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of recent teaching or annual evaluations, a sample of professional or academic writing, three letters of reference, contact information for at least three references, and unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework.  Please also include a statement describing past experiences with and/or potential for future commitment to mentoring a diverse student body through teaching and/or research, and scholarship and service endeavors supporting diverse populations within the larger community. 

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Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.  Form A-1 Revised 2/11

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66214191
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Northern Arizona University Department of Social Work
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Specialties: Faculty
  • Job Function: Assistant Professor
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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