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Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work (Job ID 20321)

University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI
Start date
Nov 21, 2023
Closing date
Dec 21, 2023

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The Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Human Services is seeking candidates for a tenure-track, full-time, 9-month academic year faculty position starting August 19, 2024. The successful candidate will be passionate about and committed to promoting the development of an equitable and inclusive learning environment. The appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor level and rank will be determined at time of hire commensurate with the successful candidate's academic preparation and experience. The Department supports a variety of contemporary teaching modalities including in-person, blended, and distance learning environments. Summer work coordinating the social work certificate program is anticipated with the option to teach summer courses.

This job announcement is being announced simultaneously with the Lecturer in Social Work position (Job ID 20322). Vacancy will be filled with either one (1) Assistant or Associate Professor or one (1) Lecturer. More information is provided below in the Application Instructions section.


  • DSW/PhD in Social Work or PhD in related social science field with an MSW from a CSWE accredited graduate program
  • One year post MSW social work practice experience
Preferred :
  • Two or more years post MSW social work practice experience
  • Evidence of teaching excellence in higher education or potential to develop teaching excellence
  • Evidence of established scholarly productivity or potential to develop professional and scholarly productivity
  • Potential to lead and coordinate the social work certificate program
  • Online teaching ability and interest
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse stakeholders
  • Commitment to cultivating a work environment and student experience that embraces inclusion

We are a teaching-focused campus. Faculty will teach in-person, online/distance, and blended modalities using a variety of instructional technology. Faculty members are expected to participate in faculty governance, curriculum development, recruitment, student academic advisement, scholarly research, program-level assessment of student learning, professional service activities and continuous improvement processes, in collaboration with faculty and staff.

The successful candidate will teach social work classes, supervise field placements, and teach other human services courses as needed by the department. They will lead and coordinate the social work certificate program, demonstrate commitment to a generalist social work practice focusing on inclusion, gender, aging, mental health, and other issues. They will engage in ongoing student-centered instruction, advisement, and assessment of student learning; scholarly activity including research, publication, and grant-writing; and university, professional, and/or community service. They will collaborate across disciplines and work well with others in an interdisciplinary department, contributing to academic program assessment and continuous improvement processes. The successful candidate must obtain WI Social Work Licensure within one year of hire.


The Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Human Services is characterized by committed student-centered professionals who value teaching in a collaborative and participatory work environment. The Department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. Faculty actively engage in collaborative scholarly work with campus, national, and international stakeholders. We currently offer a Social Work Certificate via two modalities: on-campus and online. The Social Work Certificate program provides a path to acquiring the Wisconsin Social Work Training Certificate, as well as a path to other social work degree programs. UW-Stout's Social Work Professional Certificate and coursework fosters a holistic educational approach of applied learning and research, theory application and critical thinking, while also advancing students' skills and strengths to become professionals who support individuals, families, and society to overcome social problems while empowering healthier lives and environments.


Applications received by end of day, January 21st, 2024 are ensured full consideration.

Applications submitted after January 21st, 2024 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

This job announcement is being announced simultaneously with the Lecturer in Social Work position (Job ID 20322). Vacancy will be filled with either one (1) Assistant or Associate Professor or one (1) Lecturer.
  • Applicants who wish to be considered for the lecturer, academic staff position need to apply to: Lecturer, Social Work (Job ID 20322)
  • Applicants who wish to be considered for the faculty, tenure-track position need to apply to: Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Work (Job ID 20321)
Required application materials :
  1. Cover letter*
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  4. Unofficial transcripts of highest degree

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: DeLeana Strohl
Phone: 715-232-4082

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Renee Eide
Phone: 715-232-2282


University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University, offers an unmatched career-focused education that combines applied learning, theory and research with real-world experience that prepares tomorrow's leaders to drive the future of business and industry. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we are proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only full four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 45+ undergraduate degrees, 20+ graduate degrees and 30+ professional certificates in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 7,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin's only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.
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All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7)

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

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Find Your Calling at UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a career-focused polytechnic university emphasizing applied learning. UW-Stout is known for the annual career success of its graduates, with 97 percent employed or continuing their education upon graduation.

At UW-Stout, you will join a vibrant community of passionate educators and support staff who impact our students' lives and our society at large. We call ourselves Stout Proud, and we are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

With over 1,400 employees, UW-Stout offers a wide range of positions for faculty, both tenure-track and adjunct, as well as for administrators, managers, professional and support staff. We offer exceptional benefits and a rewarding academic environment.

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