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Assistant Professor - School of Social Work - Log #25-024

Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia
Date posted
Oct 11, 2023

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Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Log #25-024

The Georgia State University (GSU) School of Social Work invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the School of Social Work to start fall 2024. This is an academic year position, with possible summer teaching opportunities. This is an opportunity to join a collegial School that values collaboration and teamwork.

Duties: The position focuses on teaching primarily in the MSW program, including our online part-time program. Teaching areas of particular interest include clinical content with a mental health and/or health focus. It is expected that this individual will engage in scholarship and funded research, as well as service activities within the School, the University, profession, and the community.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess an MSW and a doctorate in social work or closely related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong research capacity and the potential to generate external research funding. The successful applicant should have at least two years of post-MSW practice experience, preferably clinically focused. Previous teaching experience with online teaching is desired. Evidence of an ability to contribute to the goals of the Georgia State University Strategic Plan ( and to community engagement and outreach is essential.
School and Campus: The School of Social Work offers dynamic programs in Atlanta, Georgia and has both a strong research driven faculty and a strong, impressive record of external funding. The School is host to the National Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (with Western Michigan University). The School offers the BSW program (in-person & online) and the MSW program (full-time in-person, part-time online, and Advanced Standing in-person & online). Both programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through 2028. The School of Social Work is one of five academic units in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, which ranks in the top 15% of Public Policy Schools as rated by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Policy Studies also contains the Departments of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Economics, Public Management & Policy, as well as the Urban Studies Institute and several research centers, facilitating strong interdisciplinary research.

With more than 55,000 students, Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university located in Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation that drives student success and fosters research growth. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s diversity index as among the most diverse universities in the nation, GSU is a national leader in graduating first generation college students from diverse backgrounds. GSU also has the distinction of annually graduating more African American students than any other public or nonprofit institution of higher education.

Centered in the state’s Capitol and historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta, the university provides its faculty and students with unsurpassed research opportunities and connections to business, government, nonprofit, and cultural organizations. It has easy access to the State Capitol, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Jimmy Carter Library, state and federal agencies, and a vast array of community organizations. GSU is currently ranked the #1 public university in the country for an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and #2 for the most innovative university in the U.S. For more information about the University, see

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references electronically to Dr. Susan Snyder, Search Committee Chair, School of Social Work, Georgia State University at Applicants are encouraged to submit application materials by November 30, 2023. Consideration will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected Veteran.

Conducting background checks on final candidates is part of the hiring process at Georgia State University. A satisfactory background investigation report, as determined by the sole discretion of the University, is a requirement for employment with the university.

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