Assistant Professor of Social Work

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Penn State Greater Allegheny invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Social Work, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August 2021, or as negotiated.

Teach undergraduate courses each semester at the Penn State Greater Allegheny campus in a variety of areas related to the Bachelor of Social Work degree program using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday, or online classes as needed. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.

Earned MSW degree and earned doctorate in Social Work (DSW or PhD) or closely related field; at least two years post-BSW or post-MSW social work practice experience. Evidence of potential in research and publication is and a commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience required. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Campus Information:
Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

Penn State Greater Allegheny is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. Situated eleven miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, PA, the Greater Allegheny campus is located between the residential borough of White Oak, PA, the urban environs of McKeesport, PA. The 258-acre Renziehausen Park sits adjacent to the campus. A residential campus, Penn State Greater Allegheny serves a diverse student body of approximately 500 students. Students and faculty at Penn State Greater Allegheny have all the resources of a major research university at their disposal in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Students participate in undergraduate research projects, internships, community service and other opportunities that enhance their educational experiences. For more information about the campus, visit

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to: Dr. Kate McLean, Associate Professor of Administration of Justice and Search Committee Co-Chair, E-mail:; or Dr. Elizabeth Mazur, Professor of Psychology and Search Committee Co-Chair, Email: Telephone: (412) 675-9052.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Closing Date: Application review begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.