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Assistant Professor - Teaching Track - Social Work

School of Social Work
Seattle, Washington State (US)
$8000 - $8700 per month
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

The University of Washington School of Social Work seeks an Assistant Teaching Professor who will engage in teaching, curriculum development, and research dedicated to social equity and justice, using research and practice-based evidence to inform their teaching.

The school’s mission is to promote social and economic justice for poor and oppressed populations. SSW Faculty are committed to anti-racism and to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

This is a non-tenure track and promotion eligible position, promotion assessed based on school and university criteria. The start date will be no later than September 16, 2024. It has a 9-month service period, multi-year (3-to-5-year) renewable contract at 100% FTE, with summer salary available based on curricular need. The base salary range for this position will be $8000 - $8700 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The University of Washington, School of Social Work is recognized nationally and internationally. Located in a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse urban setting, the School has strong interdisciplinary and community ties, and ranks among the top schools of social work in the country. Our faculty is productive and creative and brings fresh perspectives and depth to the science of social work, incorporating inter-professional and trans-disciplinary perspectives. It works on many of the Grand Challenges that have been identified in the profession.  The UW School of Social Work is dedicated to preparing professional social workers through rigorous, community-engaged, critically reflexive research, teaching, and learning. The program is grounded in our commitment to racial, economic, gender, and social justice informed by and for those at the social margins of our local, national, and global communities.

University of Washington teaching faculty engage in teaching, scholarship, and service. They teach at the BASW, MSW and PhD levels, supporting the School's commitment to excellent teaching. Service may include: program assessment and administration; curriculum development; mentorship of graduate student instructors; and service on departmental/campus committees. Faculty participate in shared governance of the School and serve on committees that implement the School’s vision across curricular, research and community activities. Among the core missions of the School of Social Work are social justice; educating a deeply diverse student body holding a range of worldviews; and, leveraging a faculty actuating a commitment to work in marginalized communities.

The successful candidate will be expected to advance the teaching mission of the School, teaching across modalities (i.e., remote, hybrid, in-person teaching, and/or teaching with technology), in accordance with accessible and equity-oriented pedagogies, and/or public or community-engaged teaching. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, a PhD or Doctorate in Social Work (DSW), and an LICSW.

The UW School of Social Work is dedicated to preparing professional social workers through rigorous, community-engaged, critically reflexive research, teaching, and learning. Our curricula are grounded in a commitment to racial, economic, gender, and social justice, informed by and for those at the social margins of our local, national, and global communities. Support for faculty teaching and research includes both internal departmental supports as well as University-wide centers and initiatives.

MSW from a CSWE accredited program or foreign equivalent

Minimum of five years of full-time post-MSW practice experience in any area of social work

Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level.

Teaching and practice expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion

The University of Washington uses Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct faculty recruitments. Applications and/or other application materials not submitted electronically will not be considered.  The search will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed.  For best consideration, submit applications by February 28, 2024, or until the positions are filled.

Please submit the following materials:

  1. Cover letter with statement of interest. Please state the reasons for your interest in the position, and address the ways your qualifications, experience and background fit the duties and qualifications for the position as listed in this position announcement.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Five confidential letters of recommendation submitted through Interfolio.
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Copies of teaching evaluations and samples of course syllabi
  6. A diversity statement: a brief statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups

Inquiries can be directed to Don Berg ( subject line: Application for Assistant Teaching Professor.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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