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School of Social Work, Assistant Professor (2 Vacancies), Tenure Track

Loyola University Chicago
Chicago-Water Tower Campus

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School of Social Work, Assistant Professor (2 Vacancies), Tenure Track

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School of Social Work, Assistant Professor (2 Vacancies), Tenure Track

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Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work invites applications for two Assistant Professor rank tenure-track faculty positions for the academic year 2023-2024, beginning August 01, 2023.
The Institution and SchoolLoyola University Chicago (LUC) is a Jesuit Catholic University dedicated to the Ignatian heritage of faith, seeking God in everyday life; a profound commitment to the poor; to transformative education in the Ignatian tradition of caring for students; and to issues of social responsibility and justice. LUC, which celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2020, is a comprehensive, private, independent, urban institution of higher education located in vibrant Chicago. It endeavors to develop the lives of students, faculty and staff in a spirit of inquiry for the development and application of knowledge for service to others and for living a life that is dedicated to the enrichment of the world. Respect for the person, caring for others, and action in the service of faith and social justice are central to the University’s mission. The commitment to social justice is core to both the School of Social Work and University missions. The University strives for and respects healthy work-life balance and family life, including in requirements for tenure and promotion.

The School of Social Work (SSW) celebrated its 100th Anniversary of MSW Accreditation in 2021 and offers the BSW, MSW, & Ph.D. in Social Work. Keeping a focus on mission, the SSW launched the first-of-its kind online, bilingual (Spanish) MSW program in fall 2019. The faculty & staff are committed to provide transformative education to serve anti-racist aims. Current innovations include week-long Community Immersion activities; community-engaged research; developing pedagogy that infuses advocacy for social justice throughout all coursework; and making field education more accessible via augmented simulation, using traditional and innovative technologies in teaching and learning.

The School provides opportunities for students to expand their worldview through classes at our John Felice Rome Center, videoconference classes with international partner universities, and a robust reciprocal immersion program in the area of refugees and immigrants in Mexico and the U.S. Mexico border area. Several existing (and in development) innovative certificate programs that keep students at the cutting-edge as “practitioners for the future” complete our preparation of social work professionals. Faculty have support for their personal research agendas, leave-time for research, and mentoring if desired. In addition, to support tenure track faculty careers, summer stipend, supplemental research funds, and sabbatical support may be requested. Faculty have opportunities to develop pioneering CEU and certificate programs for life-long learning. More details of our mission, faculty expertise, curriculum, Centers and other opportunities are at

We seek diverse applicants with teaching interests and experience at micro, mezzo, and/or macro levels. We would expect the successful candidate to be competent in teaching across programs and across at least two curricular domains (HBSE, practice, policy, research). Candidates will be expected to teach weekdays, evenings, at all of our campuses, and should be experienced in teaching online/hybrid formats.

We especially encourage applicants with research and community engagement interests in substance use, disability studies, gerontology, and/or child welfare that intersect with a focus on under-resourced and under-served communities (e.g., communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities). While not required, applicants who are bilingual are encouraged to apply.


A MSW degree and a Ph.D. degree in Social Work or a related field is required for all positions. A minimum of two years of post MSW practice experience is required.

The University and the School of Social Work are committed to diversity and inclusion and strive to become a fully inclusive, anti-racist, multicultural institution. The School of Social Work and Loyola University Chicago are committed to hiring diverse faculty who share our core social justice mission. Candidates are expected to share a passion for the welfare of vulnerable and disenfranchised populations; a commitment to diversity (race, ethnicity, (dis)ability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, age, religion, etc.), inclusion, and equity; and a dedication to the role of social work in urban communities.

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A MSW degree and a Ph.D. degree in Social Work or a related field is required for all positions. A minimum of two years of post MSW practice experience is required.

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Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter indicating their qualifications and experience as they align with the mission of the School of Social Work ( and Loyola University Chicago, and their research foci, teaching philosophy and commitment to diversity. Applicants will be required to provide a sample article (published or in press), in which they had a significant role (preferably first author). Candidates assessed for initial interviews will be required to supply the names and contact information of three individuals able to speak to the candidate’s professional qualifications and preparedness for this position. Applicants with degrees from international institutions should be prepared to provide CSWE degree equivalence letter. References will be contacted only after the applicant is short-listed to engage with our faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders on a campus visit.
Please send inquiries to María Vidal De Haymes, Chair, Search Committee, School of Social Work, [email protected]. To apply, please visit
. Candidates that apply by October 31 will be given priority. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, consult Transformative Education in the Jesuit Tradition.

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Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter

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