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Open Positions at the School of Social Work

Assistant Teaching Professor or Assistant Clinical Professor

The School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia, announces an Assistant Teaching Professor or Assistant Clinical Professor faculty position currently available. Candidates should be able to 1) teach Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work programs, 2) Oversee clinical operations at the School’s Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic (IBHC), 3) advise students, 4) participate in the committees of the school, college, and campus, and 5) provide supervision to students in practicum and the IBHC.

The mission of the MU School of Social Work is to promote leadership for social and economic justice by preparing students for professional excellence and leadership in practice, research, and policy. MU School of Social Work has 25 faculty and five full-time staff. The School offers degrees at the BSW, MSW, and PhD levels, and has a MSW/MPH dual degree program. As a school, we are committed to a diverse educational environment and promote social work practice that enhances resources, enables access to services, promotes advocacy, and engenders change. The School was recently ranked in the top ten nationally of comparable research intensive schools of social work in Academic Analytics, a tool comparing scholarly work, citations, federal grant funding, and national awards. Visit our website for more information and to learn about our faculty’s research and teaching.

MU is a member of the Association of American Universities, a state land grant institution, and a Carnegie Foundation designated Doctoral/Research University. Our 33,000 on-campus students arrive from every state and 120 countries.


Applicants are required to have, at minimum, an MSW with no less than two years post-MSW practice experience with adults. In addition, the following qualifications are preferred:

Clinical experience

  • At least 10 years direct practice experience in social services
  • At least 2 years practicing in integrated health settings
  • Experience supervising students or professionals
  • Hold a full and unrestricted LCSW in the State of Missouri or currently working towards this end;
    if working toward licensure, the applicant must show documentation of passing the LCSW
  • exam and only have supervision time left before licensure requirements are fulfilled
  • Experience implementing evidence-based practices to adults with mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders
  • Experience creating, implementing, and running group psychotherapy
  • Knowledge and experience in the operations of community-based mental health clinics
  • Knowledge of social services in Columbia and surrounding counties
  • Expertise in treating substance use disorders in adult populations


  • Minimum 1 year post-secondary teaching experience
  • Ability to teach in an online or in-person environment
  • Ability to teach in both BSW and MSW programs
  • Demonstrated expertise in the following course curricula: direct skills, clinical strategies, evidence-based practices
  • Evidence of creativity and initiative in teaching


  • Demonstrated ability to engage is research activities
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship
  • Ability to articulate ideas, plans, and partnerships for future projects


Please apply online at, job# 28668 with a cover letter highlighting prior experience in social work practice, teaching, and research (if applicable) and a curriculum vita or resume. Three letters of reference will be required if you are invited to interview and should be submitted to Margee Stout via email ( or mail to 729 Clark Hall, Columbia, MO 65211. If you have questions, please email the Chair of Search Committee, Dr. Kelli Canada at

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Please submit your materials by January 31, 2019 for full consideration. Application review and interviewing will continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. MU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. To request ADA accommodations please contact our ADA Coordinator at (573) 884-7278 V/TTY.