University of St. Thomas

Full-time Tenure Track Undergraduate Faculty - Open Rank - School of Social Work

St. Paul
Oct 10, 2016
Apr 20, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The School of Social Work invites applicants for a full-time tenure track ranked undergraduate faculty position beginning in Fall 2017 with primary teaching responsibilities in the BSW program.

Full-time Tenure Track Undergraduate Faculty - Rank Open - University of St. Thomas

Responsibilities:  Nine (9)-month faculty position with summer contract. Primary responsibility to our undergraduate BSW programs (day and adult college).  The position includes responsibilities in teaching and expectations of program director responsibilities in the BSW program beginning August, 2016.

The BSW Program Director will be teaching in the generalist curriculum from introductory level to advanced level courses and is expected to teach three courses per academic year. One of the three courses is teaching/chairing graduate (MSW) clinical research projects upon completion of the doctorate. Other faculty responsibilities include student advising, committee assignments, professional activities of research, presentation and publication, and program, school, university and community service.

The BSW Program Director will collaborate in school activities including academic advising, student recruitment, maintaining compliance with CSWE accreditation standards, development and implement of school and university policies and procedures, and other program and school tasks.  The BSW Program Director provides leadership to the BSW Program faculty and is a member of the Dean's Council.

The joint School of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University is accepting applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position for to serve as the BSW Program Director. The School of Social Work offers BSW, MSW and DSW programs. The BSW program has been accredited since 1974 and offers day and weekend options. MSW program has been accredited since 1990 and offers evening and weekend cohort options. The DSW program was launched in summer 2014 with a focus on 'Teaching as Practice'

St. Catherine and St. Thomas are private, Roman Catholic institutions. We seek candidates who are comfortable with and can contribute to the mission of our Catholic institutions, which are committed to the total development of the individual student.  Both Universities have strong commitments to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action.  In that spirit, the Universities welcome applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.


Requirements:  (and preferences) Minimum of two years social work practice experience post MSW required, Ph.D. or D.S.W. preferred, ABD or doctoral candidate considered. Professional license eligibility required. Required strengths needed in generalist social work:  practice, human behavior and field education.  Ability to articulate a diverse/multicultural perspective required. Classroom experience in accredited social work program and administrative experience preferred.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.

The University of St. Thomas (UST), Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at UST”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

UST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

Please go to the University of St. Thomas Employment Site to apply for this position.  The website link is:

Applicants should upload their CV, copy of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  Please upload your letters of recommendation in the Additional Document fields on your profile.  Applicants will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter into their application.  At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested.  Candidates who are selected for further review will be contacted to submit additional materials later.  Official transcripts, background check and education verification will be required for hire. For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Shank, Dean and BSW Program Director at

Application review begins November 14, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.

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