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Assistant Professor of Social Work (Tenure Track)

New York University Silver School of Social Work
New York City, New York
The annual base salary range for this position is $75,000 - $115,000, plus comprehensive benefits
Start date
Sep 22, 2023

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The New York University Silver School of Social Work (SSSW) invites applications for a full-time assistant professor faculty position. The 9-month tenure-track appointment will begin September 1, 2024.

Expertise in the following substantive areas is preferred, but not required: aging, racism and inequality, poverty, substance use and misuse, integrated health care, social determinants of health and health equity, vulnerable children and families, child welfare, school social work and the health and well-being of historically marginalized groups. Candidates with methodological and analytical skills in areas of strength and growth at SSSW (e.g., intervention science, implementation science, community-based participatory methods, data science and prevention, digital social work), and those with expertise in practice working with diverse populations are preferred. 

The Silver School of Social Work (SSSW) is an international leader in social work research and education and offers outstanding support for scholarship. Located in Greenwich Village on Washington Square Park and in one of the world’s great urban research universities, the SSSW is one of the 14 schools and colleges of NYU, the largest private university in the USA, with students from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. The diversity of the academic community and the incomparable resources of New York City enrich the academic programs and campus life of NYU and the SSSW.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $75,000 - $115,000. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.


A doctoral degree in social work or a related field is required, along with an outstanding record of scholarship, including a well-conceptualized research agenda, the potential to secure extramural funding, and publications in peer-reviewed venues. In addition to conducting research, the successful candidate will teach in the School’s academic programs (BSW, MSW, PhD, and/or DSW), and be fully engaged in professional service and leadership at the SSSW and New York University (NYU). Applicants should exhibit a commitment to social and economic justice and possess an ability to facilitate conversations concerning privilege, oppression, and intersecting social identities.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023. We invite applicants to apply via Interfolio and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and an equity, diversity, and inclusion statement. 

Applicants must also upload a research statement, a teaching statement, and two representative publications for their application to be considered complete. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by October 2nd; however, all applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

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