Assistant Professor of Social Work

Normal, Illinois
Salary is highly competitive.
Sep 13, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Illinois State University School of Social Work

Assistant Professor

The School of Social Work at Illinois State University invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor.  The ideal candidate will be interested in teaching across the curriculum at the BSW and MSW levels.  This is a nine-month tenure-track position.  This position is primarily responsible for teaching practice courses with a secondary responsibility of teaching research courses.  The initial teaching load is four (4) courses for the first academic year and then five (5) courses per year thereafter.  Salary is highly competitive.

The School of Social Work houses the Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies, and the Baccalaureate and Master’s degree programs that prepare 120 undergraduates and 80 master’s degree students.  Faculty teach across both BSW and the MSW programs.  The MSW Program currently has three concentrations including Child and Family Practice, Gerontology Practice and School Social Work. In addition to concentrations, students can acquire the coursework necessary for child welfare certification and the School of Social Work collaborates with the Women’s and Gender program for a WGS graduate certificate and with the Department of Sociology for a graduate certificate in the Social Aspects of Aging. The graduate program has an emerging area of practice in the field of integrated behavioral health care. There are twelve faculty and three Administrative/Professional Staff.

Illinois State University is located in Central Illinois mid-way between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and has a student population of almost 21,000.  It is a Doctoral Research-Intensive University offering 72 undergraduate programs, 42 master’s programs, 10 doctoral programs, a Specialist in School Psychology and 8 graduate level certificates in six colleges. Illinois State University is ranked in the top 100 public universities by U.S. News and World Report and was named as “A Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.  The University is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service.  The School of Social Work is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and is one of 16 departments/schools in the College.

Illinois State University (ISU) offers exceptional support for faculty interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL).  The University has both an innovative Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) and an endowed chair in SOTL.  CTLT offers consultation, symposia and workshops, facilitation of learning communities, and grants to support SOTL.  Illinois State University is also distinguished by its institutional investment in creating a spirit of civic engagement in all students. Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications:  The position requires an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program by appointment start date and a doctorate in social work or related field.  ABD candidates can apply but must complete the doctorate within the first year of hire.  A minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience is required. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for teaching positions. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

The position begins August 16, 2018. For best consideration, please submit materials by Nov. 9, 2017; however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit your application to: via posting number 0709862. The application should include a cover letter describing your qualifications and accomplishments, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and current vita. In addition, please mail hard copies of three reference letters which speak to your teaching, scholarship, service and/or practice experience. Please address your letters to Dr. Diane Zosky, Director, Illinois State University, School of Social Work, Campus Box 4650, Normal, IL61790-4650. Inquiries should be directed to Roberta Moore, Office Manager, at (309) 438-7320 or via email at

 Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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