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Associate/Full Professor of Social Work

Posted: 12/19/2017 (Employment)

Position Summary

The School of Social Work at The University of Alabama invites applications for a faculty person who is eligible for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure. The position is a nine-month, full time, 1.0 FTE academic appointment.

We seek a talented and innovative scholar who is actively engaged in research and will bring depth to their teaching of courses, and service to the university, community and profession.  Classroom and/ or online teaching in the faculty member’s area of expertise will also be expected.  The school will provide generous resources in support of the faculty member’s program of scholarly research. As a community of knowledge builders, we are looking for a productive, collegial, and creative colleague who, through their scholarship, research and teaching, will bring new perspectives to the synthesis of social work practice, policy, theory and research to our school and university.

As is expected of all senior faculty members in the School, the faculty member will be expected to mentor junior colleagues and students in developing and carrying out their research and scholarship activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a MSW and an earned doctorate in social work, social welfare, or a closely related field. Candidates must show an exceptionally strong record of externally funded research, nationally recognized scholarship, which includes published research in refereed journals and/or books and a continuing record of mentoring junior faculty and doctoral students. 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, as well as a commitment to social justice. Applicants should have an interest and expertise in reaching our diverse student body through online and face-to-face instructional education.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferable qualifications include two years post MSW practice experience. 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.

Application Process

We invite applications from well-qualified individuals who meet the scholarly and research 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 qualifications and expectations and what you would bring to this position)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for THREE references


Review of applications will begin on December 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