Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Social Work (12-mo-TT)

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

REVISED:   Revised to extend application deadline from February 15, 2021 to March 15, 2021

Samford University’s School of Public Health invites applicants interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work. This full-time, tenure track position is a 12-month appointment in the graduate program with a Summer 2021 start date. This position will have faculty and leadership responsibilities including teaching online and face-to-face, student mentorship, service, course development and scholarship. The department has an advanced clinical concentration which focuses on micro-level practice, counseling and psychotherapy with individuals and families. The Council on Social Work Education accredited the Master of Social Work program in 2017 as a face to face program and approved the addition of a fully online MSW program in 2019.

Qualified candidates will hold a doctoral degree in social work from an institutionally accredited university and a minimum of three years post-masters experience in a clinical setting or private practice. Current Alabama State License (LICSW, PIP preferred) or license eligible. Ideal candidates will be able to teach courses across the curriculum both face to face or online, design and develop innovative online instruction, provide mentorship for students, participate in interprofessional simulation and engage in service at the university, local and state level. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected.

The College of Health Sciences includes four schools: Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, School of Health Professions, and School of Public Health. The college offers multiple degree programs and majors within the health sciences with an interprofessional education focus that reflects today’s team approach to professional practice.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2021 and will continue until March 15, 2021. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, application for faculty position, faculty applicant Christian mission statement, and the names of three professional references with contact information. The letter of application should include evidence of teaching effectiveness, research interests and activities, and any relevant practice experience.  Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate must pass a background check.   Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position.  Samford University and the School of Public Health embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community. 

Please submit all materials in PDF format to:

Subject: Social Work Faculty - Summer 2021


“Application for Faculty Position” found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” found at:


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