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The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Posted Date
Oct 13, 2022

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The University of Alabama School of Social Work invites applications for one (1) faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor (Renewable Contract) to begin August 2023.  

Position Summary:  

All SSW Instructors are expected to demonstrate a high level of performance in the classroom, to contribute to instructional effectiveness in assigned courses, and to engage in service/academic citizenship. This is a full-time 12-month non tenure track position.

Primary responsibilities will include: (1) Developing and teaching courses for our main campus and distance learning Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program and Master of Social Work (MSW) program; (2) supporting student development in various ways as needed, and (3) participating in service at the school, university, and professional levels. Successful candidates must have teaching experience, an MSW degree from an accredited institution, and at least three years of post-MSW social work experience. Areas of social work practice expertise are open. 

SPECIAL NOTE TO APPLICANTS: As a School, we prioritize promoting practices and structures that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and in the community. The inclusion of underrepresented groups across UASSW is essential to facilitate the contributions of diverse leaders with distinctive ideas within the discipline. Our School is committed to cultivating culturally sustaining practices and community-engaged research in health, behavioral health, and social and economic justice solutions for Alabama, nationally, and internationally.

The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work, established in 1965, has an accomplished faculty of 23 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 13 full-time teaching faculty members, and over 30 dedicated professional and support staff members.  We have a vibrant student body with a combined enrollment of over 600 students across our BSW, MSW, DSW, and PhD programs.  Additionally, our School is ranked among the top 20% of Best Grad Schools for Social Work in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  For additional information about our school, please visit our website at

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the state’s flagship institution.  The University holds an R1, very high research, Carnegie classification and has an enrollment of over 38,000 students. We are located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a vibrant community of over 100,000 residents that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. For information about working at The University of Alabama see

To apply, candidates should go to to complete an online application and upload the following:

  • A cover letter which includes statement of a) practice experience, b) teaching experience and philosophy, and c) description of how you employ an anti-oppression lens into your work;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations; peer observations of teaching);
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  The expected start date is August 16, 2023. Confidential inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Laura Hopson, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of Alabama is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. The School strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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