Faculty Position – Oklahoma Medicaid Endowed Professor in Health
The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma seeks an energetic and innovative social work researcher and educator to join our dynamic faculty team beginning August 2018. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and who build collaborative ties with other departments within the school and university.
Home to the largest MSW program in Oklahoma, the School offers fully accredited Master and Bachelor Social Work Programs to 500+ students annually, and is dedicated to the enhancement of human well-being, alleviation of poverty and oppression through high quality education and research. The school is located in Anne and Henry Zarrow Hall, a state-of-the-art space featuring a simulation center, advanced computing and video technology. Visit socialwork.ou.edu for more information. Oklahoma is a state with geographic diversity including urban, metropolitan, and rural and frontier areas, and considerable socio-demographic and cultural diversity. Oklahoma ranks low in performance on almost all health and well-being measures, and this indication of high need places the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work in a position of responding to considerable social problems. With two campuses (Norman and Tulsa), the School delivers the largest undergraduate and graduate programs of social work in the state, and has the responsibility for educating a diverse array of graduate students for a variety of professional Social Work practice fields. The School thrives on a collegial, engaged, and supportive environment.
The school seeks to expand expertise in one or more of the following areas: health, public health, health disparities & access, medical social work, and integrated health care/behavioral health. We value candidates with interprofessional collaborative experience as well as those candidates who have made contributions in the areas of practice and education within their healthcare focus area. Position responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in both foundation and advanced practice curriculums (load of 2+2); developing and maintaining an active research agenda; student advisement, and participating in service activities. It is expected that this candidate will collaborate with the Center for Social Work in Health Care. Candidate requirements include an MSW and an earned doctorate in Social Work or related discipline. Two years of full-time post MSW practice experience and a track record of funded research is preferred. The school is committed to enhancing faculty and staff diversity and especially encourages individuals from historically underrepresented populations to apply.
The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.
Application materials are reviewed until the position is filled and must include (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a minimum of three letters of reference. Materials are uploaded to: https://apply.interfolio.com/44496
We will be screening candidates at CSWE. Positions remain open until filled.
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