Assistant Professor

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0945P Working Title Assistant Professor Department Social Work-Dean's Office About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the College/Unit/Department
Chartered in 1785, the University of Georgia in Athens is a Carnegie RU/VH university, and the state’s flagship institution of higher education. The School of Social Work provides professional education to over 600 students through its CSWE–accredited B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs, Ph.D. program, as well as the Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership. The School of Social Work also offers joint M.S.W. degree programs with the School of Law, the College of Public Health, and the Emory University Candler School of Theology. The School of Social Work is nationally and internationally known for excellence in research, teaching, public service, international programs, and a commitment to social and economic justice. College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2022 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 08/23/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should upload an application letter that includes a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and a curriculum vitae. Three letters of reference addressed to the University of Georgia, School of Social Work, Faculty Search Committee will be required at the time of interview. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions should be routed to Ms. Kerri Lewis, at Please note “Faculty Search” in the subject line. Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Classification Title Assistant Professor FLSA Faculty Rank Assistant Professor Contract Type Academic (9 mo.) Tenure Status Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in social work or cognate discipline (e.g. psychology, sociology, public health, neuroscience, economics). Position Summary
The School welcomes applications from all strong candidates but we are particularly interested in candidates whose substantive areas include non-profit management and leadership; (im)migration; abolitionist, anti-racist, anti-oppressive pedagogy and practice; health equity; environmental justice; community-engaged research; macro and policy practice; intersectional social justice; and human and civil rights. The individuals who join the School will join an exceptionally talented and passionate team and there are opportunities to work in partnership with our Center for Human Trafficking Research & Outreach, Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil rights, and our Institute for Nonprofit Management. Our faculty also have a history of interdisciplinary collaborations with other entities within UGA, such as the College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, Medical Partnership, College of Engineering, College of Family and Consumer Science, Mary Frances Early College of Education, School of Law, and the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research. Faculty are expected to engage in teaching, research, field liaison duties and/or academic advising, and service. They may teach across the educational continuum at our Athens, Gwinnett, and online campuses. Additional Requirements Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
MSW degree with two years post master’s practice experience preferred but not required. Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
The candidate selected for this faculty position will be a strong scholar and teacher. Applicants must also demonstrate strong research capacity and potential for external funding.

Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Serve as instructor for courses in the BSW, MSW, and/or PhD programs, provide field liaison work, and serve as student advisor Percentage Of Time 45 Duties/Responsibilities
Engage in independent research agenda in areas of relevance to social justice. Disseminate findings and pursue external funding as appropriate and available Percentage Of Time 45 Duties/Responsibilities
Provide service to the School, university, community, and profession Percentage Of Time 10 Posting Specific Questions

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