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4 Assistant/Associate Professor Positions

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The Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) anticipates hiring four tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the assistant or associate rank.  While all areas of scholarly interest will be considered, our focal needs are mental health and addictions, and health (IU Bloomington); and mental health and addictions, health, leadership and policy (IUPUI).  Applicant experience should reflect potential for or an established record of success in scholarship, funded research and teaching. These are 10-month positions starting August 2022. 

The Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW), founded in 1911, is a university-wide system school with CSWE-accredited MSW and BSW Programs since 1923 and 1975 respectively, reaffirmed in 2021.  School headquarters are located in Indianapolis at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with programs on seven IU campuses. The School is a founding member of the University’s health sciences Interprofessional Practice and Education Center, providing opportunities for students and faculty.  IU provides faculty opportunities for competitive funding to support timely and innovative research, such as the Racial Justice Research Fund for which five of our faculty received awards. See our recent Commitment to Research magazine to learn more about our faculty and student research ( The School’s annual enrollment totals approximately 1,800 students across programs (PhD, MSW, BSW) and campuses.  Now in its fourth year of leadership under Dean Tamara S. Davis, the School recently launched a new strategic plan ( to advance impact, with an expressly renewed commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) serving as a central guiding pillar.

IUPUI Campus:  IUPUI is Indiana’s premier urban research university and academic health sciences campus, home to the largest medical school in the United States. IUPUI is a comprehensive campus of 17 schools and two colleges and is ranked as a Tier 1 school in US News and World Report’s rankings of “best national universities.” Located in the center of the city, IUPUI is an integral part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area of 1.9 million residents, serving 30,000+ students. Our location in the state capital facilitates work with government, business, and community organizations and enhances collaboration on research, education, economic development, and cultural initiatives. Boasting a desirable quality of life and reasonable cost of living, Indianapolis is a diverse city situated in a dynamic regional economy and home to a variety of notable cultural institutions, a rich art, theater and entertainment scene, and a number of professional sports teams.

IU Bloomington Campus:  IU Bloomington (IUB, in a city of 80,000) is the University’s flagship residential campus. Founded in 1820, IU Bloomington is located an hour south of Indianapolis and is credited as one of the country’s most beautiful college campuses. IU Bloomington is a member of the Association of American Universities and is a research-intensive campus of Indiana University. With over 33,000 undergraduate students and more than 10,000 students in graduate and professional programs, the campus has 17 colleges and schools comprising over 550 degree-granting academic programs. The campus is increasing its health science academic programs. Social Work and three other health science disciplines recently co-located program offices in a new Regional Academic Health Center, aiming to support the preparation of students to provide interprofessional team-based care. The campus is also tied to the IUB Center for Rural Engagement and the Indiana Institute for Disability and Community.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in social work with two years of relevant post-master’s experience and requires a doctoral level degree in social work.  Candidates at the associate rank must meet established tenure standards for faculty in the IUSSW.  We are seeking faculty who can contribute to our strategic diversity efforts, such as ensuring a non-oppressive multicultural education, assessing the experiences of our diverse student body, staff and faculty, and engaging in critical dialogue with diverse stakeholder groups.  All candidates will be required to submit a Diversity Statement as part of their application, describing any previous work around DEI and how you might contribute to advancing DEI as a member of faculty.  Successful candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, establish a funded research program resulting in sustained scholarship, and engage in service activities.  In consideration of the recently announced IU President’s Faculty Diversity Initiative, women and persons from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


To apply, please submit an online application at For priority consideration, please apply by March 1, 2022. Your curriculum vitae and a letter of application (including diversity statement) are required. Names and contact information of three professional references are required on the application (referees will be requested to submit reference letters on letterhead with their signature). Transcripts will be required of individuals invited for an interview. The position will remain posted until filled.  For questions about the application process, please contact Margaret Knass at [email protected] 


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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