Assistant Professor - Human Services (Social Work)

Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Human Services in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position beginning August 1, 2021.  The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. 

The department is comprised of 18 full-time faculty who offer graduate programs in Counselor Education, School Counseling, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Social Work.  The MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is designed to prepare students for a career in professional social work practice.  For more information visit the department website at

For more information, contact Dr. Josphine Chaumba, Search Chair, via email or phone 229-219-3550.


Teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses pertaining to social work in a variety of modalities (face-to-face/hybrid/online); supervising field experiences and clinical practice; fostering relationships with social workers and agency supervisors across the state and supporting agencies within the region; mentoring and advising students of diverse cultures and backgrounds; collaborating in curriculum and instructional development and implementation; recruitment; conduct a research agenda that includes publications, presentations, and grant writing; and engaging in service activities within the University, College, Department as well as the local community.


  • Doctorate in Social Work (Ph.D. or DSW);
  • MSW from an accredited CSWE program with a minimum of two years post master’s experience;
  • LCSW or eligibility for clinical licensure in Georgia;
  • Demonstrated active engagement in Social Work practice;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship and service;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.


  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to teach across the curriculum;
  • Teaching experience in a higher education setting.

The Dewar College of Education and Human Services prepares professionals for multiple roles in 21st century educational, business, and community settings.  The College is home to five departments (Leadership, Technology, and Workforce Development, Teacher Education, Human Services, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Library and Information Studies).  The Dewar College of Education and Human Services is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), is an American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) award-winning institution and is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). In addition, several of the college programs are accredited or nationally recognized by their specialized professional organizations. 

Valdosta State University, founded in 1906, is a comprehensive university with a student enrollment of approximately 12,500. The city of Valdosta is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75, is served by a regional airport, and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida. For more information visit and for more information about the community visit  

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.