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University of Utah Tenure Track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Proposed Faculty Rank Tenure Track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Department 00166 - College of Social Work

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2020


The University of Utah College of Social Work invites applications for two 9-month tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The position includes generous benefits, competitive salary, development funding, and a collegial environment. Faculty with expertise in community-centered research and practice in the areas of aging, health disparities, and disabilities, as well as scholars carrying out intervention research on mindfulness-based approaches for a range of populations and issues, are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record, a fundable research agenda, and documented excellence in teaching.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have an MSW and a doctorate in social work or a related field. Candidates who are ABD and close to defense of the dissertation may also apply. Successful applicants will have at least two years full-time equivalent of professional social work experience, enabling them to teach practice courses. Experience with and/or interest in online education is desirable.

Members of groups traditionally under-represented in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

College, University, and Environment:

The University of Utah has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the 131 doctoral universities with “very high research activity” in the nation and is the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education. The University is located in Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. This location offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, with ten world-class ski resorts and five national parks within hours of the city.

Salt Lake City is the center of a metropolitan area with a population of approximately one million residents, has extensive arts and cultural activities, and has a major international airport with a Delta Airlines hub. Salt Lake City has direct flights to most U.S. cities and direct international flights to Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Mexico City. The area has received international recognition for its light rail system, foodie culture, downtown renewal, and increasing diversity. In their 2019 rankings, U.S News and World Report ranked Salt Lake City as one of the top 25 best places to live in the nation.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Application Process:

Candidates must apply online, submitting:

•A letter of application detailing their interest and qualifications

•A full curriculum vitae

•A list of three professional references

•A research statement

•A teaching statement indicating evidence of teaching effectiveness

•Samples of professional writing

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Christina Gringeri, at (801) 581-4864,

Open Date 08/01/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00450CF

Type Faculty