Assistant Professor of Social Work

The University of Southern Maine seeks applicants for three tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the School of Social Work to begin Fall, 2018.  The School of Social Work prepares undergraduate students in generalist social work practice and graduate students in advanced social work practice. For more information about the School of Social Work please visit our website at  We are also looking for faculty in other schools.  For a complete listing, please visit

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.  USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020.  USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology.  Further information on USM can be found at   

USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships.  Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:

  • Our Portland campus is located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects.  A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a "foodie" hot spot!
  • USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus  supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.
  • Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.


MSW degree and a Ph.D. /D.S.W. in social work or related discipline by the time of appointment.  Demonstrated ability to teach across BSW and MSW programs, in at least 2 of the following curriculum areas: research; human behavior and the social environment; social work practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities; and/or social policy.  Evidence of a minimum of two years full-time equivalent post-MSW professional social work employment is also required.  Evidence of commitment to diversity, student success, active learning, and community engagement are also required.  Experience and/or interest in online teaching and use of technology in the classroom will be viewed favorably.

Anticipated salary:  high 50’s to low 60

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

Apply online at: You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a list of the names and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.  

Review of completed applications will begin on October 23, 2017.  Materials received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the University.   Faculty from the School of Social Work will be attending CSWE Annual Program Meeting October 19-22 2017. 

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

USM is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.