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Assistant Professor, Social Work Position #202221TTL

Texas State University
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Social Work invites applications for a full-time nine-month faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate social work students on campus and online; developing new courses; conducting research, with the expectation of obtaining external funding and publishing in top tier journals; involving students in research; and participating in appropriate service activities. Collectively, this position includes teaching, scholarship, and professional service.

Candidates that reflect the diversity of the school’s student population and surrounding community are strongly encouraged to apply. All positions are subject to availability of funds. 

Required Qualifications          

  • Earned Ph.D. in social work or related field.    
  • A CSWE-accredited master’s social work degree with a minimum of two years of post-MSW professional practice experience.
  • Experience conducting research related to one or more social work issues.
  • Experience teaching at the university level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate and undergraduate student mentoring.
  • Teaching and/or research awards.
  • Experience teaching at the university level, both on campus and online.
  • Professional and/or post-doctoral experience in social work or related field research.
  • Evidence of recent publication in indexed and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of grant writing experience.
  • Evidence of external funding.

Application Procedures
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by October 15, 2021: a current vita, cover letter describing experience and fit with both the required and preferred aspects of the position and to which rank you are applying, diversity statement, and three letters of reference.

Selected candidates for interview will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.


Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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