Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Open Rank of Social Work

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  • Job Number:523906
  • Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus, Remote within Alaska
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) School of Social Work is growing! We are recruiting six (6) full-time tenure track faculty: four (4) assistant professors, one (1) assistant/associate professor, and one(1) open-rank professor to teach in our BSW and MSW programs. These positions are responsible for advancing research, teaching, and service in addressing elevated social issues in the State of Alaska. These positions will start fall semester, 2023.


100• Teaching Social Work courses across the BSW and MSW Curricula • Mentoring students from varied and diverse cultural backgrounds, including advisement • Conducting scholarship appropriate to rank • Providing service to the University, profession, and/or community • Faculty engagement with partner community agencies for collaboration in instruction, field practicum and research. • Assisting with curriculum development and support accreditation reaffirmation by CSWE • Participate in Faculty Meetings • 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. As an open-enrollment institution, 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, diverse, multi-cultural state. The MSW delivers instruction through distance delivery to students living in Alaska with practicum experiences available in the students’ home communities. The BSW is primarily campus-based, with courses offered rotationally in a distance format. The UAA School of Social Work enjoys considerable community support and prepares students for addressing the needs of diverse populations in rural, remote, and urban areas of the State of Alaska. The curriculum involves course delivery through face-to-face, hybrid, and distanced delivered courses, and all courses are highly accessible to students residing outside of Anchorage. 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:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: We seek faculty members who are versatile, independent colleagues who can teach an array of courses in both BSW and MSW programs and who can produce high quality research and dissemination that benefits Alaskans and the circumpolar North; we are especially interested in individuals who can meld an individual research program while responding A strong commitment and the ability to forward anti-oppressive, decolonizing, anti-racist teaching, equitable, and inclusive teaching, research, and service is essential to community needs and requests for research assistance.
Typical Experience:
Experience in working with diverse students, supporting student progression, and assisting students in achieving academic and professional success.
Required Education or Training:

• MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program;
• Minimum of two years of post-MSW practice experience; and
• An earned doctoral degree in social work or a related field. Candidates who are ABD
during the application process must complete their degrees before employment begins.

Salary Information:

These are full-time, 9-month, tenure track exempt Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and open rank faculty positions. Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience. Award of rank will be commiserate with University of Alaska Promotion and Tenure guidelines and UAA College of Health, School of Social Work and inclusive prior years of service will be negotiated at offer in addition to a full employee benefits package

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, applicants must upload the following documents to their
online application:

• A cover letter (please note the specific PCN that you are applying for on your cover letter) including descriptions of your: 1) Credentials related to requirements of this position; 2) teaching experience, instructional philosophy, and how you are prepared to instruct and mentor diverse students; 3) Program of research and its relevance to Alaska; and 4) relevant experience and leadership in working in diverse environments and how you contributed to a culture of inclusion and equity. If you are applying for a position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, please add content to this letter specific to your qualifications for these appointments. 

• Current curriculum vitae

• Copies of academic transcripts verifying terminal degree (official transcripts will be required prior to hiring)

• Contact information for three references (to be entered into form fields during the application process)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.



*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.

If you want to learn more or have questions about these positions, please contact: Dr. Kathi Trawver,  Chair, Search Committee UAA School of Social Work

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