Assistant Professor, Social Work, Tenure-track

Romeoville, IL
Jan 22, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
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, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. 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 the Social Work program accreditation reports. Engage in scholarship, academic advising, and services to the university and community.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in Social Work. Master's degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited school of social work. At least two years of full-time post-MSW employment in social work. 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. Clinical licensure in social work is required. 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. Applicants should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Clinical work serving children and adolescents is preferred. Micro and/or macro practice experience 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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