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Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

Posted: 2/6/2018 (Employment)

The School of Social Work at Western Michigan University invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track, academic-year positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with an expected start date of August 15, 2018.

Qualifications: PhD in social work or related field; MSW degree; at least two years post-MSW professional practice experience; knowledge and expertise in social work interpersonal practice; demonstrated potential to maintain an active program of scholarly research and grant writing; the ability to work with diverse populations and groups, including students, faculty members, community groups and business leaders. For the rank of Associate Professor, applicant must possess six years of university teaching experience, research and publications record appropriate for the rank of associate professor, and successful grant writing experience.

Preferred qualifications include expertise in School Social Work or trauma, and experience in distance education and on-line teaching.

Responsibilities: Teaching and service in the BSW and MSW programs; student advising; sustained productivity and growth in research and grant writing, with an active research agenda; service to the School of Social Work, the University, the profession, and the community; and contributing to an interdisciplinary environment of research, instruction, and community collaborations.

School of Social Work: Please visit to learn about the School and our programs, including the School’s Trauma Specialization as well as the interpersonal practice concentration.

The University:  Western Michigan University, a learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged public research university, enrolls more than 23,000 students from 100 nations around the globe.  WMU has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of just 147 public institutions in the nation with high or very high research activity.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Application Deadline: The formal review of an applicant will begin immediately upon receipt of all materials. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Please visit for detailed information and application procedures; search for Posting No. 0604342 and No. 0604341.

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Location: Western Michigan University