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Assistant Professor

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Assistant Professor


Social Work-Dean's Office

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

Chartered in 1785, the University of Georgia in Athens is a Carnegie RU/VH university, and the state’s flagship institution of higher education. The School of Social Work provides professional education to over 600 students through its CSWE–accredited B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs, Ph.D. program, as well as the Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership. The School of Social Work also offers joint M.S.W. degree programs with the School of Law, the College of Public Health, and the Emory University Candler School of Theology. The School of Social Work is nationally and internationally known for excellence in research, teaching, public service, international programs, and a commitment to social and economic justice.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should upload an application letter that includes a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda, and a curriculum vitae. Three letters of reference addressed to the University of Georgia, School of Social Work, Faculty Search Committee will be required at the time of interview. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions should be routed to Ms. Kerri Lewis, at [email protected] Please note “Faculty Search” in the subject line.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in social work or cognate discipline (e.g. psychology, sociology, public health, neuroscience, economics).

Position Summary:

The School welcomes applications from all strong candidates but we are particularly interested in candidates whose substantive areas include non-profit management and leadership; (im)migration; abolitionist, anti-racist, anti-oppressive pedagogy and practice; health equity; environmental justice; community-engaged research; macro and policy practice; intersectional social justice; and human and civil rights. The individuals who join the School will join an exceptionally talented and passionate team and there are opportunities to work in partnership with our Center for Human Trafficking Research & Outreach, Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil rights, and our Institute for Nonprofit Management. Our faculty also have a history of interdisciplinary collaborations with other entities within UGA, such as the College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, Medical Partnership, College of Engineering, College of Family and Consumer Science, Mary Frances Early College of Education, School of Law, and the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research. Faculty are expected to engage in teaching, research, field liaison duties and/or academic advising, and service. They may teach across the educational continuum at our Athens, Gwinnett, and online campuses.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

MSW degree with two years post master’s practice experience preferred but not required.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

The candidate selected for this faculty position will be a strong scholar and teacher. Applicants must also demonstrate strong research capacity and potential for external funding.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Serve as instructor for courses in the BSW, MSW, and/or PhD programs, provide field liaison work, and serve as student advisor

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Engage in independent research agenda in areas of relevance to social justice. Disseminate findings and pursue external funding as appropriate and available

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Provide service to the School, university, community, and profession

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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