Assistant Clinical Professor – Social Work, multiple positions



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Job description

Location: Social Work
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606762
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation’s preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

The Northern Arizona University Department of Social Work invites applications for multiple Assistant Clinical Professor positions with Northern Arizona University’s Department of Social Work CSWE accredited BSW program and MSW programs. The department is seeking candidates who will contribute to department efforts to advance programs and teaching and learning. Start date of August 2023.

Job Description

The Social Work Program offers a CSWE-accredited BSW degree and a MSW degree. We seek applicants with a record and potential and willingness to participate in the college’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity. We employ a cohort model and are committed to utilizing technology and service learning as methods within our curriculum. The position requires teaching four (4) social work courses per semester, student mentoring, and program service activities, including committees, curriculum development, and program planning. This position is teaching focused, with an emphasis on Social Work practice courses, with the possibility of a strong field education emphasis, including student/agency field liaison/supervision responsibilities and conducting student field seminars. These are non-tenure eligible positions at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor. The position(s) is expected to be continuing, with potential for promotion. Renewal is contingent on performance, continued funding and department needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MSW degree from CSWE accredited Social Work Program.
  • Five years’ post-MSW practice experience.
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity: scholarship and/or experience focused on issues of diversity or diverse populations; working with diverse populations on campus and in the community

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctorate in Social Work or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Six or more years of post-MSW clinical practice experience.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or highest level of professional licensure in their state of practice.
  • Successful university/college-level teaching experience, as demonstrated by course evaluations or annual reviews.
  • Evidence of college or university level teaching experience and/or other professional teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach practiced-focused, clinical social work courses (e.g. assessment, human behavior in the social environment, micro and/or mezzo practice, crisis intervention, school social work, mental health, addictions, grief & bereavement).
  • Experience mentoring students.
  • Knowledge of online technologies demonstrated by prior use/experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed.

How to apply

Application must include: (1) a letter of interest identifying the position for which they are applying and addressing minimum and preferred qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) copies of recent teaching or annual evaluations; (5) a sample of professional or academic writing; (6) unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework; and (7) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, [email protected], or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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To ensure your future success, we are committed to placing the needs of you, the learner, at the center of everything we do. Our distinguished professors are committed not only to teaching you, but serving as mentors and working with you as well. Here, hands-on learning and the opportunities for research and creative pursuits are available to you, even as an undergraduate.