Assistant Professor - Social Work

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Social Work
Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate courses of 12 hours per semester as assigned
  • Conduct research in area(s) of expertise
  • Support departmental and university service
  • Provide academic advising of students

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD in Social Work or directly related field with a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program (Degrees must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Minimum of two years full-time post-MSW social work direct practice experience
  • Experience and/or knowledge in teaching at the college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor, or above
  • Experience or interest in teaching across the undergraduate social work curriculum; interest in either macro or micro skills practice with an emphasis in gerontology is desired but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in research with potential for external funding
  • Demonstrated commitment to work with students, staff, and community (e.g., advising, organizations, training, boards, leadership)
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university with a graduate mission, Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion. 

Application Deadline: The position has a start date of January 2020 but will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by no later than October 11, 2019.                               

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online at

  • Cover letter of interest addressing required position qualifications
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when an offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Departmental Information: The Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology at Southeast is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working within a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and members of other underrepresented groups.  More information regarding the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology can be found at