Assistant Professor of Applied Sociology and Social Work

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 17, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Mercyhurst University's Social Work Program invites applicants for a full-time assistant professor tenure track undergraduate faculty position beginning in fall 2021. The program has been accredited since 1980 and offers an undergraduate degree in social work.

Requirements: An MSW from a CSWE accredited institution and a minimum of two years social work practice experience post MSW. An established record of strong teaching skills with a particular focus on social work practice courses. Engagement in the profession. Experience with Department Chair responsibilities advantageous.

Preferred: Ph.D. or D.S.W.

Responsibilities: This is a nine (9)-month faculty position with the option of teaching a summer course. In addition to teaching responsibilities: engagement in research in chosen area of interest, and engagement in the profession; student advising; and, service to the program, school, and community.

Mercyhurst University is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy. It is located in northwestern Pennsylvania along Lake Erie. A Mercyhurst education, inspired by the works and vision of the Sisters of Mercy aims at engaging students for life and at creating leaders in justice and service. Today Mercyhurst University is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students seeking academic excellence, professional expertise, an environment of inclusiveness, and high expectations for growth and development of the whole person.

As an equal opportunity employer Mercyhurst University seeks candidates who are committed to the principles of diversity and our Mission. All applicants must be currently eligible to work in the United States.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy to

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2020. Position will remain open until filled. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Lewis at