Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Work

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga Social Work program invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position from committed candidates who will demonstrate excellence in teaching, service, and are interested in building a research portfolio.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Social Work and a Ph.D. in social work or related field. Applicants with the DSW in Social Work will be considered. Applicants who are “all but dissertation” (ABD) will be considered for faculty positions at UTC; however, the degree must be awarded within twelve months of the first semester of employment. Preference will be given to applicants with three years of social work practice experience and clinical licensure. A strong candidate will be able to teach across the areas in which we have need in our curriculum (practice, aging practice, mental health and substance abuse, HBSE, and across programs (BSW, MSW, including online/hybrid offerings). UTC values diversity and would expect the candidate to be well-equipped in including issues related to diversity in all courses taught.

The Social Work program is one of five programs within the School of Professional Studies which is situated within the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies.

Application Process:
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For consideration, applicants must submit the following information using the online application system:

  • A letter of interest,
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and research focus,
  • A current curriculum vita,
  • Unofficial transcripts

Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses of three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

Inquiries may be made to Dr. Cathy Scott, BSW Program Director at or by phone at (423) 425-4514 or Amy Doolittle, MSW Program Director at or by phone at (423) 425-5563.

Qualifications :

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement.
Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.