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Clinical Faculty Position (Assistant Professor)

New York University Silver School of Social Work
New York City, New York
The annual base salary range for this position is $78,500 - $98,500, plus comprehensive benefits
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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The New York University Silver School of Social Work (NYU Silver) invites all interested parties to submit applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor, beginning in September 2024. This position will focus on teaching across degree programs (BSW, MSW, DSW) and campuses (Washington Square, Westchester and Rockland).

NYU Silver 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 NYU Silver 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 NYU Silver.

The mission of NYU Silver is to educate professionals for social work practice with individuals, families, groups within local, national and global communities, and to provide leadership in the development of knowledge relevant to social work practice in complex environments.  The School is committed to the core social work values of: belief in the dignity and worth of all individuals; the centrality and power of caring human relationships; a commitment to social and economic justice; and a dedication to practicing with integrity and the highest level of competence. 

NYU Silver is the home of The Zelda Foster Studies Program, which was established in 2006 by the School and the family and friends of Zelda Foster. The mission of the program is to develop and mentor social work students and MSWs in Palliative End of Life Care (PELC). Zelda Foster, an early PELC pioneer, developed and mentored many current leaders in PELC social work. The Zelda Foster Studies Program includes an MSW fellowship and a post-master’s certificate program.

To further our mission, deepen our scholarship base, and continue the work of the Zelda Foster Studies Program, we are looking to recruit candidates with expertise in and related to palliative care and end-of-life social work who also possess the training and experience required to teach direct practice courses and provide supervision to students and trainees. Part of this position includes assuming leadership of Silver’s Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care and continuing to strengthen existing and build new philanthropic relationships. Candidates are required to have experience teaching in an MSW program; and experience teaching at the undergraduate level will also receive favorable consideration. Candidates must be qualified to advise and mentor MSW and DSW students, to support their academic and professional development.

This is a 9-month renewable non-tenure eligible position. The candidate will be a full-time faculty member and report to the Dean of the School of Social Work. As a full-time clinical faculty member, the candidate will teach and engage in school and university service and contribute to curricular development and practicum education.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for a Clinical Assistant Professor is $78,500 - $98,500. NYU 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, such as a PhD or DSW in social work or a related field is required, and at least five years post-master’s agency-based or academic experience are required. The candidate must be knowledgeable about a wide range of social service settings and serving diverse populations. Experience working in an academic environment is highly desirable. All interested persons are encouraged to apply, including candidates from under-represented ethnic and cultural groups and those with direct practice experience in the field of palliative and end-of-life care are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Interviewing will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, and a statement demonstrating a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Application materials can be uploaded at the following link:

We welcome and encourage individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sex, sexual orientation, and all other identities to apply.

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NYU Silver School of Social Work

NYU Silver School of Social Work is a premier locus for research and education of professional social workers, offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. The School serves as a major postgraduate training center for practicing social workers through its continuing education coursework and events, and offers master’s students intensive learning opportunities in family and children’s services, mental health, integrated health, substance misuse and co-occurring disorders, palliative and end-of-life care, restorative justice, and other innovative and emerging areas of social work. MSW students also have the opportunity to pursue global learning with NYU Silver programs in New York, Shanghai, and other cities around the world. NYU Silver has four campuses in the heart of New York City, Rockland County, Westchester County, and Shanghai.

Founded in 1960, NYU Silver is renowned for our strong tradition of clinical excellence, dedication to social justice, and innovative teaching, which prepare our graduates for careers of meaningful impact. The School has provided rigorous training to over 20,000 social work practitioners and leaders in every area of the field. NYU Silver’s faculty are on the leading edge of scholarly research and address society’s most intractable problems with a focus on proactive approaches and preventive interventions that transform lives. 

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