Assistant Professor of Social Work

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 11, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Professor of Social Work          Category: Faculty          Department: Worden School of Social Services Locations: San Antonio, TX Posted: Feb 12, 2020 Closes: Jan 31, 2021 - 11:59 PM EST Type: Full-time" target="_new">" target="_new">  Share

About Our Lady of the Lake University:

On the foundation of faith, wisdom and trust in Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) prepares graduates to transform their communities, families and professions.

OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston (The Woodlands), the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.

The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs and two doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, and the College of Professional Studies. OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend and online formats.


Job Description:

The Worden School of Social Service (WSSS) is recognized nationally as the first School of Social Work in Texas. Student enrollment is over 1000; there are over 800 students in the online MSW program. The Worden School offers BSW, MSW and Ph.D. degree programs in traditional face-to-face, hybrid and fully online formats. The program serves three campuses: San Antonio, Rio Grande Valley and Online.

The Worden School of Social Service invites applications for a full-time 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The School welcomes applications from all candidates and is particularly interested in candidates whose substantive areas include policy practice, and substance use. Appointment begins August 2021; and involves teaching on campus and online. 



  • A doctorate in social work or related field, and at least two years post-MSW practice experience with an MSW from a CSWE accredited school.
  • Documented experience in teaching graduate and/or undergraduate level courses and across the curriculum.
  • Record of publication and scholarly activity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with institutional application of information technology and distance education.
  • Expertise in cross-cultural social work practice with emphasis on Hispanic families and children.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English).


Additional Information:

For questions about the position contact:

Joy Patton, PhD, LMSW, MA -

OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE. Employment with Our Lady of the Lake University is contingent upon the applicant undergoing a background investigation.

About the Worden School of Social Service

The Worden School of Social Service (WSSS), the first school of social work in Texas, was established more than 75 years ago, and since has set the standard for social work education by providing innovative curriculum in different modalities including online, on campus and hybrid, and by its commitment to honoring, celebrating and respecting diversity and its Hispanic heritage. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), WSSS offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Student enrollment is over 950.

The Worden School is often recognized for excellence in educating the country's social workers. In 2009, the WSSS won the coveted Council on Social Work Education Presidential Award for Excellence in Social Work Education and in April 2015, won the Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Learning by a 4-Year Higher Education Organization presented by Texas Distance Learning Association. Additionally, WSSS hosts annually the Social Work Distance Education conference.

The Worden School is housed at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, OLLU has developed a reputation for its expertise in Mexican American culture, its deep connection to the history and the community of San Antonio, and its dedication to social justice. As a point of pride, OLLU hosted the U.S. commission on Civil Rights Hearing on Mexican American in the Southwest in 1968 and houses the first National Institute of Mexican American History of Civil Rights. OLLU is also famous for its beautiful, lakeside campus, which mixes historic buildings with a contemporary library, residence halls and technology infrastructure.


Application Instructions:

Please complete the online Application for Academic Employment and attach the following: letter of Interest denoting position for which applying, Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae, Copies of all transcripts reflecting receipt of terminal degree in discipline for which applying, and a listing of three professional references. For consideration for Academic Employment, all materials above must be submitted together and at one time. Incomplete packets for academic employment will not be considered.