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Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Work

University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Salary up to Commensurate
Posted Date
Jan 4, 2023

Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Work           


The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Social Work seeks applicants for tenure-track positions as Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work, starting in August 2023. One position will be filled as an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor; the other position will be filled as an Assistant Professor. Area of specialization is open. The department's generalist BSW program and trauma-informed care focused MSW program are both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Candidates should be capable of teaching a broad spectrum of courses in social work with varied course delivery modalities (e.g., hybrid, online, face to face), possess oral and written communication skills that are effective and appropriate, and demonstrate an ability to develop a research program and disseminate results through scholarly publications and presentations. In-person, on-campus teaching and regular office hours are required. Rank will be commensurate according to current rank (assistant or associate professor) or cumulative teaching, administrative, or regulatory background experiences. More detailed information about the department, university, and community is available here:


The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a more diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become a more equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build a more inclusive teaching and learning environment.


Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University's attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been consistently recognized as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit


The successful candidate must hold an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program plus a Ph.D. in Social Work or related area. ABDs with evidence of degree completion before the date of hire will be considered. Applicants with a DSW or PsyD possessing a record of research and a research agenda will receive consideration. Preference will be given to candidates with post-MSW practice experience.




Applications received by February 3, 2023 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Adam Butler at 319-273-7717 or Pre-employment background checks required.




UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.




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