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Assistant Professor - Social Work

Adelphi University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

School of Social Work


We invite applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must be able to work from an anti-oppressive and social justice lens. Candidates who identify as Black/African American, Indigenous, and/or Latinx are strongly encouraged to apply.

  1. Faculty members teach 18 credits (6 courses) annually. The ability to teach in either the Hauppauge or Hudson Valley sites is preferred.
  2. Must have experience or be willing to teach courses across degree programs (including in BSW education), curricular concentrations (one or two areas including Practice, Human Behavior, Policy, and Research), and teaching modalities (e.g. in person, and/or online).
  3. Faculty responsibilities also include service to the school, university, and community.

  1. Experience teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students across from diverse cultural and/or historically underrepresented backgrounds.
  2. All research and practice areas will be considered, although we especially seek candidates with research interests with Black/African American, Indigenous, and LatinX communities.
  3. Minimum of two years of post-MSW related work experience preferred (Note: candidates who come from a range of institutions and have a range of work and life experiences will be considered).
  4. Scholarly publications and a defined research agenda.
  5. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level, or both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  6. An MSW from a CSWE accredited institution.
  7. A doctorate in Social Work or an allied field (i.e. Ed.D). Degree required by August 2022.


Applications should include:
  1. A letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda
  4. A one page DEI statement that speaks to your practice, teaching, and research.
  5. A writing sample of 15-25 pages
  6. Name and contact information of three references.
  7. To be considered, applications must be submitted through the Adelphi website only: by February 15, 2022. Interviews will be conducted in March via video conferencing.


Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.


The Adelphi University School of Social Work is a student centered and engaged community that prepares reflective practitioners, leaders, scholars, and educators to work in collaboration with global and diverse communities in solving complex problems and producing knowledge. We prepare students to be life-long learners for effective, ethical, and anti-oppressive practice. Our program offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral education to a diverse student body of about 800 in urban and suburban New York, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley. The B.S.W. prepares graduates for generalist practice; the M.S.W. curriculum concentration is contemporary direct practice; the Ph.D. curriculum prepares experienced practitioners for leadership roles as educators, scholars, researchers, policy makers, and administrators. The school is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, and active collaboration with its communities.

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