Assistant Professor of Social Work

Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC

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Professional Fields, Social Work
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Rock Hill, SC
Open Date:
Jan 12, 2023

The Department of Social Work houses CSWE-accredited BSW and MSW programs. In addition, the MSW program offers a specialization in Empowerment Practice. We value diversity within our student population and among faculty, and we welcome applications from historically underrepresented groups.

For more information about the Winthrop University Department of Social Work, please visit our website:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach in the BSW and MSW programs; demonstrate the capacity to contribute to the general education program.
  • Provide traditional face-to-face and/or online instruction.
  • Engage in scholarly productivity in a social work-related area.
  • Provide effective student advising.
  • Demonstrate professional service engagement with academic and social work practice communities.

Work Environment: This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. Additionally, the successful candidate must have the ability to work with the outside community.

Employment Conditions: A nine-month, full-time tenure track appointment with faculty rank. Salary is competitive and dependent on academic qualifications. There may be the option of additional summer employment if funds are available. Credit toward tenure may be granted to candidates with equivalent Assistant or Associate Professor Positions at another college or university. The position is pending funding availability.

Background Check Statement: Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


Required Qualifications:

  • MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited institution and a doctorate in social work or a related field by the expected start date of August 16, 2023.
  • Two or more years of post-MSW professional social work practice experience. Clinical social work practice expertise experience, preferred.
  • Clinical social work license, PREFERRED.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness. Experience with online educational technology is desirable.
  • Evidence of social work-related scholarship/research. The capacity to pursue external funding is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to collaborative engagement within the department and across the university.

Application Instructions:

Application Timeline and Procedures:

The review of applicants will begin on December 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Required materials:

  1. A letter of interest, including teaching philosophy;
  2. Current curriculum vita;
  3. Evidence of teaching excellence;
  4. Sample of scholarship;
  5. Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at the time of application); and
  6. Names and contact information (postal address, e-mail address, and phone number) for three professional references.


All materials should be submitted through this application portal.

Please direct any questions to:

Dr. Anthony J. Hill
E-mail: [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Ideally situated in the heart of the Carolinas, Winthrop University is a highly ranked public, comprehensive university in Rock Hill, South Carolina, that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind.  Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers its students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement.  Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the “Winthrop Experience,” including the most recent US News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South.  

Winthrop Mag fall 2017Today more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000-plus graduate students are enrolled at Winthrop University.  The University recruits South Carolina’s most able students as well as highly qualified students from beyond the state whose presence adds diversity and enrichment.  Winthrop prides itself on being the institution of choice for groups traditionally under-represented on many college campuses, providing Winthrop faculty with the opportunity to create a teaching legacy that not only changes individual lives, but reshapes whole family trajectories.

Where we are matters, and Winthrop’s presence is significant.  Winthrop University is an active member of York County and recognized as a key component of the region’s economic growth.  With Charlotte  less than 20 minutes away—and 300-plus Fortune 500 Companies in Winthrop’s backyard—formal and informal community partnerships are numerous, threading through school and business networks. While Winthrop students have options about where they conduct their experiential learning, faculty and staff are privileged to select a residence from neighborhoods large, small, or somewhere in-between.  During holiday, Winthrop faculty find themselves a short drive from either the mountains or the beach.

Included in the National Register of Historic Places, Winthrop’s campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings.  The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 16 Division I men's and women's sports. The physical beauty of Winthrop’s campus is a source of great pride, one that reflects the learning community for which it provides a foundation.  


Whether in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education, or College of Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop University offers only those degree programs that can be delivered at an exemplary level.  High-impact practices such as first-year experiences, common intellectual experiences, undergraduate research, and global learning are embedded throughout the curriculum, encouraging active teaching and learning.  At Winthrop, faculty—not teaching assistants—are the lead facilitators, class sizes are small enough that teachers know their students by name, and faculty research agendas often include student collaborators. 

Quality student life programs supplement the academic, providing opportunities and services to foster student development along cognitive, personal, and interpersonal dimensions.  Students pursuing lifetime wellness can run alongside their faculty at the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center where members can access a climbing wall, four racquetball courts, a 25-yard pool with 8 lanes, four basketball courts, an 8,000 square foot weight room, 2,000 square feet of cardio space with four additional cardio stations, and two aerobic/activity rooms. 

Inside—and outside—the classroom Winthrop prioritizes a learning environment that produces Winthrop graduates who:

· Think critically and solve problems 


· Are personally and socially responsible 


· Understand the interconnected nature of the world and the time in which they live 


· Communicate effectively 


Faculty and staff who expertly model and teach these competencies are an excellent fit at Winthrop and a critical ingredient in the Winthrop Experience.  We encourage you to review current openings and bookmark our jobs page for future possibilities.






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