Assistant Professor - Social Work

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Position Summary:

The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University welcomes applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a start date of August 2023. Florida Atlantic University is identified as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2021, FAU was ranked No. 31 in “The 50 Top Ethnically Diverse Colleges in America” by Best College Reviews.

The Sandler School of Social Work is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and educational experience that recognizes cultural competence, cultural humility, and diversity as integral components of academic excellence within a social justice perspective. Our school has approximately 600 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) students (the largest BSW program in Florida) and 300 Master of Social Work (MSW) students. Our Doctor of Social Work program opened in August 2016 and is currently undergoing a curriculum redesign to relaunch in Fall 2024. We continue to see significant growth in academic programs and certificates, as well as research and community-engaging centers (e.g., Child Welfare Institute, Healthy Aging Academy, Office of Professional Development, Robin Rubin Center for Happiness and Life Enhancement).

The Sandler School of Social Work is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment with a focus on diversifying the faculty. We are looking for candidates who will strengthen the School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in applicants with teaching, practice, and research experience with underserved individuals, families, and communities in the following areas: healthy aging, mental health, racial disparity and disproportionality, social determinants of health, and addiction. Applicants with healthy aging and mental health/addiction experience will align with the University’s Fau Health Network and Neuroscience/I-Brain or other pillars. Applicants should be prepared to explain how their research aligns with FAU’s strategic plan, Race to Excellence ( Housed within the College of Social Work and Criminal Justice at FAU, the Sandler School of Social Work is committed to producing graduates and maintaining faculty who make an immense difference in the world by promoting justice and equitable outcomes. Our School, College, and University provide an intellectually exciting, collegial, and supportive faculty environment that fosters interprofessional education and practice, as well as interdisciplinary research. We are looking for dedicated social work educators who are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and are passionate about working in an organization that promotes an inclusive and equitable work environment. Applicants should be prepared to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, and to mentor doctoral students.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Social Work, DSW, or earned doctorate in a closely related field (all-but-dissertation doctoral candidates who are close to completion will be considered). MSW from an accredited school of social work, and a minimum two years post-MSW practice experience.



College or Department:

School of Social Work


Boca Raton

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) Cover letter (2) Curriculum vitae, with names and contact information for three references (3) Statement of research agenda, including accomplished and proposed research (4) Statement of teaching philosophy, including prior teaching, teaching interests, and proposed academic, professional, and/or community service (5) Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), including contributions to advancing DEI, record of activities to date, specific goals for DEI in the Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

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