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Position Number:
Position Title (Classification Title):
Assistant Professor, 102740
Working Title:
Assistant Professor in Social Work
Job Summary:

The UWF College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) Department of Social Work seeks a dynamic professional to join its cadre of faculty as an Assistant Professor, starting in January 2024. The department offers both an MSW that focuses on clinical practice in behavioral and health care settings and a generalist BSW degree, and it is expected that the chosen candidate will be able to teach across the BSW and MSW curriculum with a primary emphasis in graduate courses.

Position duties include teaching the equivalent of three courses per semester, engaging in scholarly activities leading to publishing impactful research, and active engagement in curriculum development and department activities. The faculty member is expected to work with municipal and regional service organizations and provide meaningful service to the department, college, and the profession.

Dept of Social Work
Minimum Qualifications:
Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a strong commitment to teaching, academic research, and service.
Position Qualifications:
  • Have an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited institution and a Ph.D. in Social Work or closely related field at the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high-quality face-to-face and online teaching, academic research, and professional service.
  • Capacity to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, with an expected emphasis at the graduate level.
  • Current clinical licensure.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Motivation and demonstrated experience in delivering engaging high-quality online teaching.
  • Ability to teach foundation graduate courses and advanced clinical courses.
  • Commitment to purposeful mentoring of BSW and MSW students.
  • Ability to guide and mentor MSW scholarly research activities.
  • Commitment to grantsmanship.
  • Participation in doctoral dissertation committees in the college.
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires a criminal background screen.

Number of Vacancies
Work Hours
8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis
Preferred Response Date:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a CV, cover letter and contact information for three references/for letters of recommendations. *References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email
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