University of Connecticut, School of Social Work

Position ID:UConn-SSW-496455 [#21911, 496455]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hartford, Connecticut 06103, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Social Work
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/06/10, finished 2023/01/14, listed until 2022/07/10)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The University of Connecticut School of Social Work is seeking an Assistant Professor in Residence.

The successful candidate will be prepared to play a central role in the Bachelor’s in Social Work Program through classroom teaching; curriculum development and implementation; and advising/instructing students in field placements. Candidates will also have some teaching assignments within the MSW program, dependent on school needs. Participate in the pursuit and development of social work training grants. Mentor students in outreach and professional development. Participate in University, School of Social Work, and community level service. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of underrepresented student and community groups; to demonstrate through their teaching and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; to integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and to provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

The University of Connecticut School of Social Work is a national leader in graduate social work education with a tradition of educating and serving diverse populations. We are ranked in the top 12% of schools of social work nationally and number one in Connecticut. More than one-third of our 400 students and nearly a third of our 33 faculty members belong to underrepresented groups in higher education. The School’s research doctorate is the only public social work Ph.D. program in the region. Areas of distinction include mental health, trauma and violence prevention and reduction; international social work and human rights; immigrant and refugee studies; social and health disparities; diversity and cultural competence; and policy analysis, advocacy, and community organizing. Interdisciplinary collaborations are maintained with units across the University, and we have an extensive collaboration network with public and private human service agencies for both research and training.

The UConn School of Social Work is located on the vibrant downtown Hartford regional campus. This neighborhood campus includes other UConn graduate and undergraduate academic programs and research centers, cultural institutions, and state and city government offices. This situates us ideally for carrying out our central academic mission and provides enhanced opportunities for building upon our existing community collaborations and expanding to new ones within a multicultural capital city.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


An MSW degree in social work is required. A minimum of 5 years post MSW clinical practice experience in one of the following areas: health, mental health, trauma, aging, substance use, child welfare, or community work. Experience in teaching, supervising staff, and/or providing field instruction to students. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team. A commitment to the School of Social Work’s mission of advancing knowledge and community engagement and diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, to achieve human rights and social justice.


Ph.D. is preferred. Social work practice experience in an urban environment. Teaching experience with undergraduate students. Commitment to and/or experience in promoting and fostering a learning environment supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingual Spanish and bicultural candidates are preferred. Demonstrated ability to integrate micro and macro perspectives and practice. Experience in or commitment to working collaboratively within the school and across the university on multidisciplinary or inter-professional initiatives. Experience with or capacity for online and hybrid teaching.


This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position. Initial salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and educational degree.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • An updated CV
  • Cover letter which addresses each of the minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • Contact information for three letters of reference. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the School of Social Work please visit

For specific questions related to this position, please contact:

Search Committee Co-Chairs: Associate Dean Joanne Corbin and Dean Nina Heller;
University of Connecticut School of Social Work
38 Prospect St.
Hartford, CT 06103-2814

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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University of Connecticut
School of Social Work
38 Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06103