Assistant Professor of Social Work

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) School of Social Work is seeking an Assistant Professor to teach in its BSW and MSW programs, and to advance research and practice in immigration and refugee social services. The position will be hired as a Tripartite (with teaching, research, and service responsibilities) faculty workload commencing Fall Semester 2021. Successful candidates will be expected to teach in both the MSW and BSW programs through on campus and/or distance delivery technologies. This tenure-track position will include service to the university, community, and profession.


 Teach social work courses across the BSW and MSW curricula in face to face and distance formats.  Mentor students from varied and diverse cultural backgrounds, including advisement  Conduct scholarship appropriate to rank  Provide service to the University, profession, and/or community  Assist with curriculum development and support accreditation reaffirmation by CSWE  Other related duties as assigned or neededEssential

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and its community campuses are located in some of the most breathtaking settings in the world. The attractive wooded campus at the foot of the Chugach Mountains serves as a central hub for Alaska’s largest city. Serving more than 22,000 students, UAA is the largest of the three universities in the UA system. Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as “community-engaged,” UAA is a comprehensive university consisting of a main campus in Anchorage, four community campuses in southcentral Alaska, and several extension sites in rural communities and on military installations. UAA has a unique university mission, spanning occupational certificates and AA degrees to PhDs. Many of our students are 1st generation college students. The UAA community celebrates a rich cultural heritage and diverse student body.

The School of Social Work has accredited BSW and MSW programs designed to prepare practitioners to meet the social service needs of a large, frontier, multi-cultural state. The MSW delivers instruction through distance delivery with practicum experiences available in the students’ home communities. The BSW is primarily campus based, with some courses offered rotationally in a distance format. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body. We desire a diverse applicant pool. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation was re-affirmed in June of 2018 through 2026. The UAA School of Social Work web page may be found at:
We seek a versatile, independent colleague who can teach an array of courses in both Social Work programs, and bring expertise in community engagement with immigrant and refugee populations. The School of Social Work seeks applicants with proven track records of instruction, service, and research in the area of immigrant and refugee social services, who possesses an international perspective in advancing social work practice, and who can advance quality of life in the Arctic. The School of Social Work is especially interested in someone who can meld an emerging research program of her/his/their own with responsiveness to community requests for research assistance, service, and innovations in instruction.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as an instructor. Strong knowledge base in Social Work Education including practice, research, policy, and/or field education. Able to build strong community-university partnerships, mentor students, and carry out a well-articulated research agenda.


  • Minimum of two years post-MSW social work practice experience
  • Experience and/or interest in social issues facing Alaska.
  • Expertise in immigrant and refugee social services.
  • Research expertise in the use of participatory and community-based designs and methods.
  • Bilingual or multilingual competency
  • International experience in social work or social services


  • Substantive and diverse teaching and practice experience from a generalist and advanced generalist perspective;
  • Familiarity with distance technologies; and
  • Experience with and commitment to Alaska Native, American Indian, Hawaiian Native and/or other diverse populations.
  • Master of Social Work degree from a CSWE-accredited program;
  • Ph.D. in Social Work or comparable field or a D.S.W. degree.
To be considered for the position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:
  • Cover letter emphasizing credentials related to requirements of this position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching and instructional philosophy in social work, including areas of teaching interest and experience
  • Research statement emphasizing background and plans for engaged community research with immigrants and refugees
  • Copies of academic transcripts verifying terminal degree (official transcripts will be required prior to hiring)
  • Successful candidate must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • No work visas are available for this position.
  • Successful background check is required.
Tenure Track, Assistant Professor rank, Tripartite, Full-Time, 9 months per year, salary commensurate with experience and preparation, full employee benefits package (, scheduled to begin August 2021.
March 10, 2021 at 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time
To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

For questions about the application process, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

For questions about the position, please contact:
     Dr. David P. Moxley
     UAA School of Social Work

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