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Assistant Professor, Social Work - 102740

University of West Florida
Pensacola, Florida
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Posted Date
Apr 11, 2023

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University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Assistant Professor - 102740

Department of Social Work

Regular, Full-Time Tenure-Track Nine-Month Position


Position Title: Assistant Professor, Position No. 102740


Starting Date: January 3, 2024


Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a strong commitment to teaching, academic research, and service.


Position Qualifications:

  • Have an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited institution and a Ph.D. in Social Work or closely related field at the time of appointment Demonstrated commitment to high-quality face-to-face and online teaching, academic research, and professional service Capacity to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, with an expected emphasis at graduate level Current clinical licensure


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Motivation and demonstrated experience in delivering engaging high-quality online teaching Ability to teach foundation graduate courses and advanced clinical courses Commitment to purposeful mentoring of BSW and MSW students Ability to guide and mentor MSW scholarly research activities Commitment to grantsmanship Participation in doctoral dissertation committees in the college



The UWF College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) Department of Social Work, in Pensacola, FL, seeks a dynamic professional to join its cadre of faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor, starting in January 2024. The department offers both an MSW that focuses on clinical practice in behavioral and health care settings and a generalist BSW degree, and it is expected that the chosen candidate will be able to teach across the BSW and MSW curriculum with a primary emphasis in graduate courses. Position duties include teaching the equivalent of three courses per semester, engaging in scholarly activities leading to publishing impactful research, and active engagement in curriculum development and department activities. The faculty member is expected to work with municipal and regional service organizations, and provide meaningful service to the department, college, and the profession.


The University of West Florida is a public regional comprehensive university in the Florida University System located in Pensacola, Florida. The department successfully completed the Council on Social

Work Education (CSWE) reaffirmation process for the BSW and MSW programs in 2017 and both programs were reaffirmed for eight years, ending in February of 2025. The Social Work program has been serving students since the early 1970s and currently has an enrollment of 203 MSW students,

153 BSW students, and 144 undergraduate students who have declared a social work minor. While most students are on the main campus (Pensacola), the program also offers a fully online MSW degree and courses in other locations throughout Northwest Florida.


The salary is commensurate with education and experience.


The preferred response date for applications is August 1, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a cv, letter of application/interest and three references. References will be contacted as soon as the application is submitted. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email


The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for successful candidates. E-Verify required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

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