Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor for the Indiana University South Bend campus.  Specific area of scholarly focus desired is the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), with a desire to teach across the BSW and MSW programs on this campus. Applicant records should demonstrate potential for or an established record of success in teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level as well as research and dissemination of knowledge related to social work teaching and student learning. In addition, the focus of the MSW program at South Bend is mental health and addictions, so previous practice experience in these areas is preferred. The School’s recently developed strategic plan expressly states the IUSSW’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion so all applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion, and specifically racial justice.  This is a ten-month position starting in August 2021. 


The IUSSW is a university-wide system school with CSWE-accredited MSW and BSW Programs since 1923 and 1975 respectively. The School is headquartered at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with programs on seven IU campuses. The School’s annual enrollment totals around 1,700 students across all programs (PhD, MSW, BSW) and campuses.  The South Bend campus of the School of Social Work has been consistently growing in previous years, with BSW and MSW enrollment on this campus now comprising nearly 20% of overall IUSSW student enrollment.  Faculty at South Bend are considered IUPUI faculty and have access to resources available on that campus as well as at IU South Bend.  IU South Bend is located in the north central part of Indiana, approximately 2.5 hours north of Indianapolis, 1.5 hours east of Chicago, and 45 minutes east of the beaches of southern Lake Michigan.  IU South Bend enrolls over 5,000 students per year and offers more than 100 academic degrees.  The population of the region is diverse among students and within the communities served by the IU South Bend campus. 


Required qualifications include a master’s degree in social work with two years of relevant post-master’s experience and a doctorate in social work or related field.  Successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, establish a research program resulting in sustained scholarship about teaching and learning in social work education, and engage in service activities. Women and faculty from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. 


To apply, please review the application requirements and submit an online application at For priority consideration, please apply by March 1, 2021.  Your curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and names and contact information of three professional references are required (referees will be asked to submit reference letters on letterhead with their signature). In addition, the IU School of Social Work is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and community engagement.  Applicants should address at least one of these areas in the letter of application, indicating how their past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or future goals could further promote a climate that values inclusion. Transcripts will be required of individuals invited for an interview. The position will remain posted until filled.  For questions about the application process, please contact Margaret Knass at or 317-278-1283.