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Page for Academic Positions in Social Work that begin in 2017.

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ABD (Early): 3

ABD (On the market): 13

PhD: 7

Postdoctoral Fellow: 6

Assistant Professor: 6

Associate Professor:1 

Full Professor:

Master's Students/MSW:

Other:1 (adjunct assistant professor)

How many folks are on the market for a social work job without an MSW (having a master's in something else, getting or have a PhD in social work)? How has this experience been for you?Edit

Which Universities are people familiar with that have either a focus on or a strong respect for QUALITATIVE research?Edit

  • I know that Rutgers has hired a few really strong qualitative researchers in the past couple of years
  • There has been a call for increased qualitative methodology by several big funders (including NIH), so I would say it is likely that a good qualitative researcher would be appreciated many places, even if they don't currently have a strong qualitative focus/respect
  • ASU has several strong qualitative researchers, and great respect for qualitative research (and 3 faculty positions posted!)

Salaries offered - helpful to list with school ranking (R1 or teaching)and cost of living:Edit

Ratio of applications: 1st round interviews: Campus visits: Offers (example: 16:8:4:2)Edit

1:1:?:?  -8/22/2016

18:2:?:?  -9/23/16

9:?:?:?  -9/23/2016

16:1:?:?  - 9/22/2016

19:1:?:? - 9/19/16

12:1:?:?- 9/23/2016

List of Schools: Update when you have information!Edit


Akron University (Ohio)Edit

Appalachian StateEdit

Arizona State UniversityEdit

  • 3 positions at the Assistant or Associate rank. Search committee is open to all interest areas; looking for great colleagues and strong researchers! (7/31/16)
  • LINK

Augsburg College (MN)Edit

Azusa Pacific UniversityEdit

Barry UniversityEdit

  • -Join us in sunny Florida! Hiring TT Assistant Prof with desired focus in trauma-informed curriculum
  • -9/20/16
  • CSWE

Baylor University (TX)Edit

Bennett College (NC) Edit

Binghamton University, SUNYEdit

Boise State UniversityEdit

Boston CollegeEdit

Boston University (MA)Edit

  • They will be hiring this cycle. They announce sometime in July or August. - Do you know what their areas of specialization/research/focus will be? Thanks!

AD: The Boston University School of Social Work invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor and one tenured Associate Professor position to join our faculty on July 1, 2017.  Candidates with research/scholarly expertise and teaching interests and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Trauma and Violence - Interpersonal and/or Community Perspectives
  • Clinical Perspectives on Aging
  • Clinical Practice in Health Settings
  • Clinical Practice in Behavioral Health

Please submit a letter of application outlining research, scholarship and teaching skills and experience, as well as a current CV, sample publications/writings, teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference

Bridgewater State University (MA)Edit

Bryn Mawr College (PA)Edit

  • TT Asst. Professor of Clinical Social Work
  • Submit as pdf documents a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research statement by November 14, 2016 to the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Search Committee via Interfolio ByCommittee at:

Buffalo State College, SUNY (NY) Edit

California State Unviersity, BakersfieldEdit

California State University, Channel IslandsEdit

California State University, East BayEdit

California State University, FresnoEdit

California State University FullertonEdit

  • 2 tenure track positions open; specialties requested in aging and childwelfare

California State University, Long BeachEdit

California State University, Los AngelesEdit

  • Open Rank Professor, Tenured or Tenure-Track, School of Social Work
  • Starting Date: Fall 2017
  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and continue until position is filled.

California State University, Monterey BayEdit

California State University, NorthridgeEdit

California State University, SacramentoEdit

  • - 2 TT instructional faculty jobs
  • - Due October 3
  • - Need cover letter, CV, statement on teaching philosophy and diversity, course evaluations, unofficial transcripts, and contact info for 3 references
  • - 1 practice & policy: LINK
  • - 1 health & aging/practice: LINK

California State University, StanislausEdit

Carleton University (Ottawa Canada)Edit

Carthage College (WI)Edit

Case Western Reserve University (OH)Edit

Catholic University of America (DC)Edit

Central Connecticut State UniversityEdit

Centre CollegeEdit

Clemson University (SC)Edit

Cleveland State UniversityEdit

College of New RochelleEdit

College of Staten IslandEdit

Colorado State UniversityEdit

Columbia UniversityEdit

  • Is Columbia hiring this year?

DePaul University Edit

East Carolina University Edit

Eastern Connecticut State University Edit

Eastern Michigan UniversityEdit

  • Not hiring TT positions this year

Eastern Washington UniversityEdit

Erikson InstituteEdit

Fairfield University (CT)Edit

Florida AtlanticEdit

Florida Gulf Coast University Edit

Florida International UniversityEdit

Florida State University Edit

Fordham University Edit

  • -Hiring Assistant TT; posting on CSWE: LINK
  • 9/20/16

Georgia Regents University - Augusta  Edit

Georgia State University (Atlanta)Edit

George Mason University (VA)Edit

  • Hiring three positions this year: Title IV-E coordinator, Enochs Endowed Chair in Child Welfare, and tenure-track position.

Governor's State University IllinoisEdit

Grand Valley State University - Michigan Edit

Hawaii Pacific UniversityEdit

Hope College (MI)Edit

  • TT Open Rank Professor of Social Work
  • Applications received by August 15, 2016, will be assured full consideration: LINK

Howard UniversityEdit

Humboldt State University (CA)Edit

  • Faculty Tenure-Track Position starting August 2017 - Social Work (2 Positions)
  • LINK:
  • These positions are open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 03, 2016. Early response is encouraged.

Hunter College, CUNY (NY)Edit

Idaho State UniversityEdit

Illinois State UniversityEdit

Indiana UniversityEdit

Indiana University, NorthwestEdit

Kansas State UniversityEdit

Lehman College, CUNY (NY)Edit

Lewis-Clark State CollegeEdit

Loma Linda UniversityEdit

Long Island UniversityEdit

Louisiana State UniversityEdit

Loyola University Chicago Edit

Marshall University (WV)Edit

  • Assistant professor, posted July 5th on CSWE
  •  Full-time, 9 month, tenure track position. The department seeks candidates who will contribute to Marshall University´s MSW program with its emphasis on behavioral health. The MSW program is housed within the College of Health Professions which enhances the focus on interdisciplinary collaborations within the health professions  The MSW program is engaging in the CSWE candidacy process and is on schedule for full accreditation review in February 2019. The program is seeking an individual who has a strong clinical background and teaching experience. This is an opportunity to be part of and influence a growing program. The successful candidate will teach social work graduate courses such as advanced practice, HBSE, research, policy, and other related classes. A background in teaching social work practice is a plus. The successful candidate will also be required to supervise/advise students, conduct research and engage in scholarly activities and service.
  • A doctoral degree is required, but will consider those who are ABD. Also requires MSW and 2 years post MSW practice.

Mars Hill UniversityEdit

Marywood in PAEdit

Metropolitan State University, DenverEdit

Miami University, OhioEdit

Michigan State University (MI)Edit

Millersville University (PA) Edit

Minnesota State University - MankatoEdit

Montclair State University (NJ)Edit

  • Director of the Center for Child Advocacy and Policy (open rank position)
  • Link: CWSE

Nazareth College (Rochester, NY)Edit

New York UniversityEdit

North Carolina State UniversityEdit

Northeastern Illinois University (IL)Edit

Northern Kentucky UniversityEdit

Nyack College Edit

Ohio State University (OH)Edit

Ohio University Edit

Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX Edit

Pacific University (OR)Edit

  • - Assistant Professor
  • - Will teach 5 courses per year across spectrum of generalist practice 
  • To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, statement of your teaching philosophy, letters from three professional references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness in PDF format addressed to Dr. Don Schweitzer, Ph.D. Please email materials to Review will begin immediately and interviews will take place during November 2016. 
  • LINK

Plattsburg (SUNY)  Edit

Portland State University  Edit

Quinnipiac UniversityEdit

Richard Stockton College at New JerseyEdit

Rhode Island CollegeEdit

Rutgers University (NJ)Edit

Hiring multiple TT positions for fall 2017 - Link on CSWE job boards (8/18/2016)

AD: Rutgers University School of Social Work seeks dynamic faculty members to join our productive faculty in continued expansion of the School’s innovative research programs, centers and institutes. We plan to add multiple faculty members to our tenure track faculty primarily at the assistant professor rank, though our search is open to candidates from all academic ranks. We seek highly productive scholars, entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers, with a strong commitment to social justice, public education and to social work research.

Candidates must have a PhD in social work or a related field; applicants who do not possess a PhD must have one by the start date. Candidates must also have a strong record of research and scholarship; a substantive area of research aligned with priority and or cluster areas within the school; and ability to teach in areas relevant to the MSW/BASW curriculum. Faculty are typically expected to teach two courses per semester in the School of Social Work; they must maintain an active record of scholarly publication and research; and participate in the civic and service activities of the school.

  • Please apply by following this link to the university’s online application system, and submitting a letter of interest, curriculum vita, writing sample and reference list. Search Chairs Laura Curran, PhD, MSW Director and Michael MacKenzie, PhD, Chancellor’s Scholar for Child Wellbeing, may be reached at

Ryerson UniversityEdit

Sacred Heart University  (CT)Edit

Saint Louis University (MO)Edit

Salem State UniversityEdit

  • Hiring full time TT to start Fall 2017: Posted on Higher Ed Jobs 6/16/2015
  • Requires earned doctorate in social work or a closely related field, MSW from a CSWE-accredited program and minimum of two (2) years of post-MSW practice experience
  • Record of scholarly productivity or professional impact in the field of social work in one or more of the following areas: Trauma, integrated health/behavioral health, diversity and oppression, children and families and/or older adults
  • Experience in and commitment to teaching and mentoring in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles

Salisbury UniversityEdit

Samford UniversityEdit

San Diego State University (CA)Edit

San Jose State UniversityEdit

Seattle UniversityEdit

Simmons CollegeEdit

Smith CollegeEdit

Southern Connecticut State UniversityEdit

Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleEdit

St. Edward's University (TX)Edit

St. Olaf CollegeEdit

St. Thomas/St. Catherine'sEdit

Stephen F. Austin State UniversityEdit

Stony Brook University, SUNYEdit

Texas Christian University (TCU)Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Professional Practice position (non-tenure track) beginning January 2017.
  • Received e-mail to schedule video-conference interview (8/10)
  • Video Conference Interview completed (8/19)

Temple UniversityEdit

Texas A & M University (TX)Edit

Texas State University (TX)Edit

Texas Tech University (TX)Edit

  • MSW Director at rank of Associate/full professor (CSWE career center)
  • Associate Professor/MS Director Open Rank (CSWE career center)

Tulane UniversityEdit

Tuskegee UniversityEdit

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)Edit

  • One TT position
  • link

University of Alabama at BirminghamEdit

University of Alaska, AnchorageEdit

University of Arkansas, FayettevilleEdit

University at Albany  Edit

University at BuffaloEdit

University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)Edit

  • posted openings for 2 Assistant Professor positions starting Jan 1, 2017 via CSWE website (6/14/16)
  • invites applications from those with interests in health, mental health, child welfare, and inter-professional education and collaboration
  • MSW & PhD required, 3-years post MSW practice required
  • Deadline: August 10, 2016
  • Is information available about the early 1/1 start date? Is dissertation defense required or preferred before that date?

University of Calgary (Calgary, AB, CanadaEdit

University of California, Berkeley (CA)Edit

  • Not hiring TT positions this year

University of California, Los Angeles (CA)Edit

University of Central FloridaEdit

University of Chicago (IL)Edit

University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College         Edit

University of Connecticut (CT)Edit

University of Denver (CO)Edit

  • Not hiring TT positions this year

University of GeorgiaEdit

University of Hawaii at ManoaEdit

University of Houston (TX)Edit

  • -Hiring multiple lines: posting at CSWE: LINK
  • -Focus on critical race issues
  • -9/20/16

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)Edit

University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignEdit

  • 2 open rank tenure track positions available
  • From posting "The School of Social Work invites applications for an open rank faculty position with a starting date of August 16, 2017.  Applicants at all ranks and relevant disciplines will be considered. We are seeking faculty whose research and teaching focus on strategic needs across programs.  This position is aligned with campus strategic priorities.  Candidates can expect opportunities for transdisciplinary collaborations."

University of IowaEdit

University of Kansas (KS)Edit

University of Kentucky (KY)Edit

University of Louisville (KY)Edit

HigherEd Jobs

  • -2 TT positions available 

- To apply: 

  • A cover letter
  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • A teaching and research statement
  • Reference list that includes the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for three references
  • Sample of written work (upload under 'other document')
  • - Applications due 10/15/16.
  • Contacted for Skype interview Sept 2016x2 -9/23/16

University of Maine, Orono         Edit

University of Maryland BaltimoreEdit

University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyEdit

University of MichiganEdit

  • Three open rank positions posted, one additional job at the professor rank, and one position open that is combined with urban studies for community work in Detroit. 8/8/16

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (MN)Edit

University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD)Edit

  • Will be hiring one TT position to begin August 2017.

University of MississippiEdit

University of Missouri (MO)Edit

University of Missouri at St. Louis Edit

University of Missouri, Kansas City      Edit

University of MontanaEdit

  • - Missoula, MT
  • - one TT (open rank)
  • - Required: PhD/ABD, MSW + 2 yrs practice exp., evidence of research & scholarly productivity, interest in rural/developing communities; ability to teach in 2+ curricular areas at BSW & MSW levels
  • - Deadline September 15
  • - Need cover letter, CV, 3 references

University of Nebraska at KearneyEdit

University of Nebraska at OmahaEdit

University of Nevada, Las VegasEdit

University of Nevada, RenoEdit

University of New HampshireEdit

  • Two New Tenure Track Positions: (1) Open Rank (Assistant, Associate/Full); (2) Rank, Assistant Professor
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, review of applications will commence by September 1, 2016.

University of North Carolina at GreensboroEdit

University of North Carolina at Charlotte         Edit

University of North Carolina at Chapel HillEdit

  • Assistant or Associate TT position, review of applications will commence by 10/15/2016, postition start date is 7/1/2017

University of North Carolina at WilmingtonEdit

University of North DakotaEdit

  • - will be posting for one TT line, MSW + PhD/ABD, post-MSW practice exp

University of North FloridaEdit

University of North TexasEdit

University of Northern IowaEdit

  • Tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • Responsibilities include teaching three course sections per semester.
  • Required: MSW from a CSWE-accredited program with at least two years of post-MSW direct practice experience (individual, family or group) plus doctorate in social work or related area; ABDs will be considered with evidence of degree completion by spring 2017.
  • Previous teaching experience; ability to teach online; and areas of distinction in teaching, scholarship or community engagement including rural populations, health, trauma and/or child welfare also preferred.
  • LINK

University of OklahomaEdit

University of Oklahoma (Tulsa Campus)Edit

  • 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.
  • Announcement here (8/18)

University of PennsylvaniaEdit

University of PittsburghEdit

University of St. Joseph (CT)Edit

  • An MSW and an earned doctorate in social work or closely related field
  • 2 or more years of post-MSW social work practice experience, preferably with culturally diverse communities
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Ability to teach clinical practice courses
  • Record of engaged research, preferably on issues related to veteran/military experiences
  • Expertise in veteran’s issues and services
  • Eligibility for clinical social work licensure preferred
  • We seek a creative, innovative, and collaborative faculty member with a commitment to advancing clinical social work practice with veterans and their families. Qualified applicants will demonstrate strong teaching and research skills; the ability to engage collaboratively with department and community colleagues; experience in developing relationships and networks with culturally diverse communities; and the ability to forge partnerships with a variety of organizations.

University of South CarolinaEdit

University of South FloridaEdit

University of Southern CaliforniaEdit

  • Open Rank Tenure Track
  • Post-doctoral experience are preferred.
  • Expertise in child welfare, juvenile justice, military science and Alzheimer’s research. 
  • Strong scholarship profiles involving Latino, Asian-Pacific Islander, and/or African-American populations. 
  • LINK

University of Southern IndianaEdit

University of Southern MississippiEdit

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Nashville satellite campus)Edit

University of Tennessee MartinEdit

University of Texas at AustinEdit

  • Posted 9/9/16 - looking for a TT or tenured faculty member with research regarding Autism and/or NDD.Link on CSWE

University of Texas at ArlingtonEdit

University of Texas at San AntonioEdit

University of TorontoEdit

  • Hiring multiple positions at University of Toronto.
  • Applications due September 30, 2016
  • Need cover letter, full CV, teaching dossier, brief outline of current and proposed future research interests, and 2 samples of published work.  3 letters of recommendation emailed directly to faculty. 
  • Appointment begins July 1, 2017
  • Particular areas include but not limited to: human development/equity across life course; health/mental health; neuroscience; and education for professional practice.  Also hiring assistant professors in gerontological social work, "social work and information" with focus on big data in social work, and clinical practice. 
  • Preference given to Canadians but all encouraged to apply.
  • Does anyone know anything about this school- What's it like? politics? etc.  I'm interested in applying and also am wondering about the academic environment
  • Here's what I can tell you: expectations with respect to publishing are high, both to get hired and then to get to tenure. There is a huge emphasis on hiring professors who have practice experience - it doesn't HAVE to be clinical practice, but they definitely look for that. Teaching is highly valued, both within the school and within the university. Different academic world in Canada - 12 month pay, funding is mostly used to pay graduate students and the cost of conducting/disseminating research, course buy-outs don't really exist, and it's a far more egalitarian culture (in academia and in Canadian society). Great benefits are possible (e.g., new faculty housing, university-based (amazing!) day care, spousal hire) but not guaranteed. In terms of the academic environment, it is quite collegial and civilized. A few very minor political issues, but nothing that causes undo stress or interrupts the capacity to work together effectively. There is good institutional support, but don't expect that to be in the form of cash. MSW students are great. Read up on AOP (anti-oppressive practice) - it's huge here and in Canada.

University of UtahEdit

University of VermontEdit

University of Washington (Seattle)Edit

University of Washington (Tacoma)Edit

University of Wisconsin-Green BayEdit

University of Wisconsin-MadisonEdit

  • Hiring two (2) TT assistant professors, a clinical assistant professor (non-TT) in mental health, and a field director, but jobs ads have not been posted (9/12/16)
  • Does anyone know what tenure looks like now in the UW system? I've been hearing a lot of concerns regarding this, but nothing specifically from social work.
  • Tenure protection is no longer codified in state statute, though this was an unusual protection enjoyed by UW faculty anyways. The Board of Regents, who are appointed by Governor Walker, have argued that current tenure policy is now similar to many peer institutions, which is arguably correct. However, there may be more changes to come. What's perhaps more concerning in the short-term than tenure changes were massive budget cuts to the UW system enacted by the state legislature in 2015. The faculty that I spoke to about the tenure changes largely seemed unconcerned and like the tenure changes were being overblown, though they're also mostly older and perhaps confident that they'll be retiring before the end of tenure at public universities becomes a real threat. The university and the school of social work lost some really good faculty members this summer due to tenure changes/budget cuts/other morale issues, so all of these issues are certainly on the minds of people there. 

University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeEdit

University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireEdit

University of Wisconsin - StoutEdit

University of Wyoming (WY)Edit

Utah Valley UniversityEdit

Virginia CommonwealthEdit

Washington University in St. LouisEdit

  • Tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank for Fall, 2017.
  • Expertise in any area applicable to social work, including children and youth, community practice, criminal justice, health social work, global social work, management, and mental health.  
  • The focus may be direct practice, policy, administration, or theoretical advancements with implications for social work. 
  • Applications are preferred prior to October 31, 2016.
  • LINK

Wayne State University  Edit

West Chester University    Edit

Western Connecticut State UniversityEdit

West Virginia University (WV)Edit

Western Carolina UniversityEdit

Western Michigan UniversityEdit

Westfield State UniversityEdit

Wheelock CollegeEdit

Widener UniversityEdit

Winthrop UniversityEdit

Xavier UniversityEdit

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