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Assistant Professor of Social Work

Posted: 12/19/2017 (Employment)

Position Summary

The University of Alabama School of Social Work invites applications for one tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is a nine-month, full time, 1.0 FTE academic appointment scheduled to begin August 16, 2017. Responsibilities involve teaching (online and face-to-face), research (including sponsored research), scholarly activities, advising, field liaison and service. Faculty hired for this position will have the opportunity to teach across our bachelors, masters and doctoral programs

We seek a talented and innovative scholar who is actively engaged in research and will bring depth to their teaching and service to the University, community and profession. As a community of knowledge builders, we are looking for a productive and creative colleague who, through scholarship, research and teaching, will bring new perspectives to the synthesis of practice, policy, theory and research.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Social Work/Social Welfare or related discipline (e.g., education, human development/family studies, or public health) and a MSW with a minimum of two years post MSW practice experience.  Candidates must have a strong record of scholarship, which includes published research in refereed journals and/or books. We are strongly invested in recruiting colleagues who, in their practice and research, demonstrate experience with, knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and underrepresented populations and communities. Applicants should have an interest and expertise in reaching our diverse student body through online education, as well as in person.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants with a track record of grant writing and/or sponsored research and demonstrated competence in teaching face-to-face and online will be given extra consideration.  Although all substantive areas will be seriously considered, we are especially interested in applicants who have expertise in the areas of behavioral health, community mental health practice, military social work or social work practice with veterans. Post-doc experience preferred.

Application Process

We invite applications from well-qualified individuals who meet the minimum qualifications. The School strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color and members of other underrepresented groups.

Please submit the following documents to:

  • Letter of interest (in your cover letter, please address how your application meets the minimum and preferred qualifications, your research agenda, and your interest in teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for THREE references


Review of applications begins Dec. 5, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


Confidential inquiries may be directed to:

Javonda Williams, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Chair, Search Committee,

The University of Alabama School of Social Work,

Box 870314, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0314;    205-348-3926


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Location: University of Alabama