Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Work

Salisbury University   Salisbury, MD   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 3, 2023
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Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Work

Salisbury University’s (SU) School of Social Work is accepting applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor, who is eager to be part of an innovative academic environment. This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track position.

Primary Job Duties: Teaching responsibilities for this full-time, tenure-track position include graduate and undergraduate courses in hybrid or online format. This position will advise students, engage in scholarly work in social work, and provide service to the School and the University. Candidates with a strong social justice, anti-racist, and trauma informed practice approach and who can teach in the following areas: Behavioral Health and/or advanced clinical practice are preferred.

Minimum Qualifications: A CSWE-accredited master’s social work degree with a minimum of two years of post-MSW professional practice experience, and a doctoral degree, or ABD, in social work or a related field. If ABD, the doctoral degree must be completed before the date of hire. The candidate will have evidence of teaching experience; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; and a record of scholarship appropriate to the rank.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess experience providing effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners; experience with innovative teaching approaches; and expertise in Behavioral Health and/or advanced clinical practice with individuals, families, or groups, with a strong social justice, anti-racist, and trauma informed practice approach. Candidates that reflect the diversity of the School’s student population and surrounding community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications received by March 10, 2023 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 2023. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.     

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest; 2) diversity statement that discusses demonstrated efforts and accomplishments, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) transcripts, and 5) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Co- Chairs, Dr. Allessia Owens-King or Dr. Daniel Green

The School of Social Work strongly supports an emphasis on a collegial work environment, collaborative curriculum development, and educational innovation with a strong culture of shared governance.

Accredited since 1975, Salisbury University’s School of Social Work offers both Undergraduate and Graduate degrees and is one of the most dynamic programs in Maryland. An undergraduate dual degree program (Social Work and Sociology) with a geographically close Historically Black University, is lauded as one of its kind in the country.  Seated within the College of Health and Human Services, the School serves more than 700 students with nearly thirty full-time faculty. The MSW program is the largest graduate program at SU and is seen as a university pioneer in providing non-traditional academic programming.

The School of Social Work is committed to providing accessible, cutting-edge social work education to students locally and globally and is known as a leading innovator on campus.  Over the past decade the School has branched out throughout the state by establishing four satellite sites across the state of Maryland, which allows students who, otherwise, would be unable to leave their community to attend a more traditional program. Since 2014, in collaboration with a sister institution and under a contract with the Department of Defense, the School of Social Work provides social work education for military-connected undergraduate and graduate students in Europe. Most recently, the School of Social Work launched a regional online BASW and MSW option. 

This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population, rich cultural experiences and affordability. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.