Assistant Professor, Social Work

Romeoville, IL
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Social Work at Lewis University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Social Work. This is a full-time, tenure track role. As a department, we are looking for colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion, social justice, and community engagement. We seek individuals who are committed to enhancing our growth in those areas.

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to a growing and diverse student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

Primary Responsibilities:

Teach four classes per semester primarily in the undergraduate program. Assist in the development of program accreditation reports. Engage in scholarship, academic advising, and services to the university and community.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited school of social work. At least two years of post-MSW practice experience. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, and community engagement. Potential for scholarly productivity or professional impact in a clearly defined area of professional practice. Research, practice or teaching in two or more of the following areas: human behavior, direct practice including groups, individuals and families. Applicants should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity. Previous university/college teaching experience in social work at an accredited institution at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; experience at both levels is highly desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:

A doctoral degree in social work or closely related field is preferred.

How to Apply:

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Lewis University is an increasingly dynamic institution. We offer competitive salaries and a complete comprehensive benefits package including generous health care and tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.


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