Assistant Professor – 9 MONTH

University of Arkansas

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Faculty – Tenure/Tenure Track

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock’s thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state’s growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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School of Social Work

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Summary of Job Duties:

The School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a tenure-track, nine (9) month academic position at the Assistant Professor rank. The school particularly invites and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. We seek faculty who are committed to teaching, research, scholarly publication, and public service. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Ph.D. in social work or closely related social science (ABD will be considered);
  • Experience designing/teaching core social work education courses;
  • Active research agenda that promotes social, racial, and economic justice.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • 2-3 years of practice experience in social work;
  • Experience designing online social work courses.

Job Duties:

  • Maintain an active scholarly agenda based in social work practice;
  • Prepare and manage BSW & MSW courses employing contemporary pedagogy;
  • Teach online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes;
  • Provide advising support to a caseload of MSW/BSW Students;
  • Actively engage in service that supports the School, the College, the University, and the community;
  • Teach Core social work education courses;
  • Operate as a lead instructor in a core social work course or courses.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to engage students in courses in the classroom and online;
  • Knowledge of social policy, advocacy, and/or community organization;
  • An understanding of how macro systems inform micro-level practice, research, and social work education;
  • Knowledge of contemporary theories of social work practice;
  • Ability to conduct and disseminate scientific research;
  • Knowledge of social work values and ethics, including the NASW Code of Ethics;
  • Willingness to adapt courses to Blackboard and Adobe Connect platforms;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and administration.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Writing Sample

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Additional Information:

Please upload all required documents in the “Resume” attachment section of your application (before hitting the submit button), if you want to be considered for this position.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Kim Jones, Associate Professor, [email protected]

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Constant Physical Activity:
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Frequent Physical Activity:

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Occasional Physical Activity:

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