Assistant Professor

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Job Information  

Job ID: 14931

Position # 00010431

Augusta University’s Department of Social Sciences and its CSWE-accredited Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) program is seeking to hire a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2019.  We seek an individual to contribute to our BSW, while maintaining an active research agenda. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching (including integrating community based learning into coursework), potential for excellence in research and procuring external funding, and an interest in online instruction. 

Augusta University is a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center with over 9,000 students and 1,200 faculty members committed to providing leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service. The Department of Social Sciences includes over 400 majors in undergraduate degrees in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Political Science along with a Master’s in Public Administration and a newly created Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies. Our BSW program, with over 50 current students and 6 faculty members, is accredited by CSWE until 2023. We are located on the beautiful Summerville campus in a building that was newly remodeled during fall 2016.


Minimum Requirements  


  • Research/Teaching Interest in Medical Social Work and/or Gerontology. Interest/Experience in Fieldwork Supervision.



The successful candidate must have

  • A doctorate in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field. An MSW from a CSWE accredited program with a minimum of two years post MSW practice experience.  Potential for teaching effectiveness with diverse student populations. Potential for high quality and original scholarship appropriate to the discipline that shows promise of continuation.  Ability to teach coursework in the BSW program; all specializations and subfields within social work will be considered, though experience/interest in Medical Social Work is preferred.



How To Apply  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates must apply on-line through our website at  Please upload a cover letter describing your teaching, scholarship, and administrative experience, a curriculum vita, graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference as one document online. Any questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Melissa Powell-Williams in the Department of Social Sciences at [email protected] The committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2018.


Conditions of Employment  

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.


Other Information  

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."   Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity  

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.




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Posted: 9/14/2018
Application Due: 11/13/2018
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