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Welcome to the Department of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Social Work is accepting applications for two tenure-track positions:

Assistant Professor - Practice

Required qualifications include a master’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program with at least two years of post-MSW direct practice experience plus a doctorate in social work or a related area; ABDs will be considered with evidence of degree completion by spring 2018. Previous teaching experience; ability to teach online; and areas of distinction in teaching, scholarship or community engagement including health care, mental health, trauma, and/or child welfare also preferred.

Assistant Professor - Research

Required qualifications include a master’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program plus a doctorate in social work or a related area (ABDs will be considered with evidence of degree completion by spring 2018); ability to teach research methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Previous teaching experience; ability to teach online; and areas of distinction in teaching, scholarship or community engagement including grant writing and/or marketing also preferred.

To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Applications received by October 27, 2017 will receive full consideration. 

Why Choose Social Work at UNI?

The Department of Social Work offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Program (BA in Social Work) and a Master of Social Work Program (MSW). Both the BA in Social Work and the MSW programs were reaccredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in June 2015.

The BA in Social Work prepares students to be professional social workers that are able to work in multiple settings with diverse populations experiencing a variety of issues. The MSW specialization is trauma-informed care. MSW students study the widespread impact of trauma and understand the potential paths to recovery; they learn to recognize signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others; they discover how to respond by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and, they acquire skills to actively resist re-traumatizing clients.

We offer the following degrees to educate students at both the generalist and advanced levels:

Field placements are also an important component of our programs. The Office of Field Instruction coordinates and supports graduate and undergraduate internships in a wide variety of local and regional agencies.

​Professional Development Opportunities


Social Work Ethics Training - September 26, 2017, 8:30-11:45 am in Maucker Union Ballroom (Registration is closed.  Please contact Jenny Becker at jennifer.becker@uni.edu with any questions.)

LISW Clinical Supervision Refresher Training (Facilitator:  Jenny Becker) - September 26, 2017, 1:00-4:15 pm in Maucker Union Presidential Room (Registration is closed.  Please contact Jenny Becker at jennifer.becker@uni.edu with any questions.)

Processing Trauma and Building Resiliency - September 29, 2017, 9:00-4:30 pm - Register Here
 

Other Workshops/Trainings