Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Social Work

Lexington, KY
Jul 18, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Kentucky, College of Social Work, which offers the BASW, MSW and PhD degrees, invites applications for open-rank tenure track faculty position.

The successful applicant will have experience teaching at the university level and demonstrated ability to effectively participate in research and other scholarly activities. To be considered for associate professor or professor, the applicant should demonstrate a history of securing external funding. Eligible applicants may also be considered for an endowed professorship. Applicants at the assistant professor level should demonstrate the potential for securing external funding. In addition, the College is seeking to advance research in several substantive areas, including behavioral health/military behavioral health, child welfare, substance use, gerontology, health disparities and social justice, and suicide, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base to promote translational, evidence-based prevention programs and interventions particularly for rural service areas. Applicants with an interest and record of achievement related to these areas are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vita. Letters of interest should detail the applicant's goodness of fit for the position and should include a brief discussion of the research agenda and relevant teaching experience. Please also provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Additional details regarding the College can be found at the following website: Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Chris Flaherty, Chair of the Faculty, Appointment, Promotion and Tenure and Screening Committee at:

Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted through the UK Jobs site.

The University of Kentucky is the Commonwealth's land grant institution, dedicated to the tripartite mission of research, teaching, and service. The university offers numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary research as well as collaborative work with community agencies/organizations. The University of Kentucky has an enrollment of approximately 28,000 students on a residential campus located in Lexington, a metropolitan area with a population of approximately 300,000. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and most educated cities in the nation, Lexington offers good neighborhood schools, low crime rates, and excellent recreational opportunities. Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Nashville, and the Great Smoky Mountains are all within easy driving distance. Lexington is also within a day's drive of two-thirds of the country's population.

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Social Work

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8T110:College of Social Work

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

An MSW, an earned doctorate in Social Work or related discipline.

Required Related Experience

Minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience are required.

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Candidates with teaching interests and expertise in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: clinical practice; behavioral health; and/or direct practice with individuals, families and groups. Additionally, experience teaching in a distance learning/web-based format is preferred.

Deadline to Apply

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
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    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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