Assistant Professor (1) Open Rank (2) in the School of Social Work (2 positions Available)

Position ID: 36997
University of Georgia
School of Social Work
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Assistant Professor, Professor
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Position Information


Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Posting Number 2017_00433F
Official Title Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Working Title Assistant Professor and Open-Rank
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Job Summary

The School of Social Work invites nominations and applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, one open rank and one at the rank of assistant professor.

It is an incredibly exciting time at the University of Georgia and in the School of Social Work, specifically. The individuals who join the School will join an exceptionally talented and passionate team, with the opportunity to work in collaboration with our Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights and our Institute for Nonprofit Management, and will enjoy immediate interdisciplinary opportunities with the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, Medical Partnership, College of Engineering, College of Family and Consumer Science, and the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research.

The School of Social Work is committed to hiring diverse faculty who work toward alleviating disparities through scholarship/research, teaching, public service and/or administrative responsibilities. We expect successful candidates to share our commitment to diversity and social justice.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidates selected for these faculty positions will be strong scholars and teachers.

Applicants at the rank of assistant professor must demonstrate strong research capacity and potential for external funding.

Applicants at a higher rank must demonstrate distinguished scholarship and a record of extramural research funding. Please refer to pages 9 – 20 in The University of Georgia School of Social Work Promotion and Tenure Guidelines at as well as the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure at for the specific qualifications for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in social work or cognate discipline (e.g. psychology, sociology, public health, neuroscience, economics).

Faculty in these positions will be expected to engage in teaching, research, field liaison duties and/or academic advising, and service. They may teach across the educational continuum, at both our Athens and our Gwinnett campuses.

Preferred Qualifications

The School welcomes applications from all strong candidates, and is particularly interested in candidates whose substantive areas include clinical practice, criminal justice, military social work, child welfare, child & adolescent mental health, or human & civil rights. An MSW degree with two years post-master’s practice experience preferred but not required.

Posting Date 08/14/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
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Social Work
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