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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - Social Work

School of Social Work
Seattle, Washington State (US)
$10,000 - $12,000 per month
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

The University of Washington, School of Social Work invites applications for Two Assistant Professor tenure track positions, effective no later than September 16, 2024.  These are full-time positions, with a 9-month service period, September 16 through June 15 annually, with up to 2.5 paid months of summer salary based on curricular and administrative need. The base salary range for these positions will be $10,000 - $12,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in an area of social work including but not limited to one of the following areas:

Oncology and Palliative Care Social Work

Child Welfare

Indigenous Health

Social Policy

Behavioral Health

Social Work Practice with African American and Latino/a populations

Our faculty are talented and innovative scholars, bringing depth and experience in clinical/direct practice and culturally responsive research. They are productive and creative colleagues who display knowledge in bringing fresh perspectives and depth to the science of social work, incorporate inter-professional and trans-disciplinary perspectives, and who are drawn to work in a faculty focused on many of the Grand Challenges that have been identified in the profession. 

The University of Washington School of Social Work is recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative, broadly collaborative, and rigorous engagement with complex social issues. Hallmarks of the School include its leadership in identifying and addressing the Grand Challenges; cutting-edge programs of prevention and intervention research; pioneering research using indigenous methodologies, innovative educational programs; and the quality of its graduates. 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. Support for faculty teaching and research includes both internal departmental supports as well as University-wide centers and initiatives. The School of Social Work is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse, inclusive and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to research, teaching and working in a global multicultural environment.

Our School’s social justice mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who in their scholarship, teaching, and service, demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and oppressed populations. 

Tenure track faculty implement and maintain productive research trajectories with a commitment to exemplary scholarship, high quality publications, and preparation of fundable research proposals. They teach at the BASW, MSW and PhD levels, supporting the School's commitment to excellent teaching. They conduct research on the significance of race in American society, including the nature and persistence of racial inequality and inequity and their consequences.

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.

Positive factors that may be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • experience in direct or clinical social work practice
  • an active program of research or an outstanding records of achievement in developing or using innovative approaches in the broad areas of their discipline
  • documented expertise in bringing depth and experience in clinical/direct practice and culturally responsive research
  • success in obtaining extramural funding or the potential to obtain extramural funding
  • knowledge in bringing fresh perspectives and depth to the science of social work
  • the ability to incorporate inter-professional and trans-disciplinary perspectives


All candidates must have:

  • a PHD or foreign equivalent in Social Work or an appropriate social or health science discipline.
  • an MSW from a CSWE accredited program or foreign equivalent


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 15, 2024, or until the positions are filled.

Please submit the following materials:

1. Letter of application outlining research, teaching, and practice areas;

2. Curriculum vitae;

3. Five letters of reference;

4. Copies of teaching evaluations and samples of course syllabi, and

5. Examples of scholarly work

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 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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