Assistant Professor, Social Work

Job description

The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a full-time faculty member in the department of Social Work. This is a one year appointment, beginning August 2019.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.  

The faculty member will reach four courses per semester primarily in the graduate program; Assist in the development of the Social Work program accreditation reports; Engage in scholarship, academic advising, and services to the university and community.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

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. 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 licensure in social work is preferred.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/12/2019
Application Due: 6/11/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive