Faculty: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 02, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Social Work


About Sacred Heart University:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 386 Colleges-2021 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater. www.sacredheart.edu

Job Description:

The School of Social Work in the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track on-ground faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (commensurate with experience) beginning Fall 2021. The School of Social Work mission is: To prepare social workers-through instruction in integrated social work theory, research, methods, and practice-to identify, dismantle, and resist all forms of social inequality and oppression, particularly issues of racism and its impact on social work practice. The mission guides the delivery of the BSW Program, MSW Program (with on-ground and online options) and our online part-time PhD Program, the last of which is set to launch in fall 2021. The candidate for this position will teach in both the MSW and PhD Program.


  • Candidates must have a MSW degree from a CSWE accredited university and a Ph.D. in social work, social welfare or closely related field.
  • A minimum of two years post-MSW social work practice experience is required.
  • Candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and social work practice; demonstrate potential for research and scholarly publications; possess substantive knowledge of all or most areas of social work education; and be dedicated to collaboration, collegiality, and service.
  • Knowledge of CSWE accreditation and curriculum development a plus.

Additional Information:

Sacred Heart University, rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community.

Application Instructions:

Please visit our website to apply. Qualified candidates are invited to submit 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) copies of graduate transcripts, 5) examples of course syllabi (if available), 6) three letters of recommendation (names and accurate contact information may also be provided when prompted if letters are not currently available and we will directly request them). Copies of transcripts are acceptable during this initial stage, however official transcripts will be required upon a formal offer of employment. 


Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.

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