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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, School of Social Work, College of Allied Health Sciences

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

The School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor for fall 2023. The faculty member will contribute to the department’s teaching, research, and service missions.

The School of Social Work offers on campus BSW and MSW degrees, an online BSW degree, and an online master’s in Health Administration to more than 700 students. The School of Social Work offers a highly supportive, collegial and friendly academic culture. There are special opportunities for collaborations with highly regarded, local, health and educational entities such as the Cincinnati Public Schools, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs, and UC Health as well as over 200 social service and behavioral health care agencies in the Greater Cincinnati area. The School of Social Work includes a Child Welfare IV-E program, a Pupil License Certification for School Social Work, the James E. Gruber Endowed Fund for Aging Education which supports programming for interprofessional education in gerontological practice, and a robust study abroad program at the BSW and MSW levels. Within the School of Social Work, there are several collaborations with the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, as well as the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine. Candidates with an interdisciplinary perspective whose research focuses on health, mental health and children and youth, are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates dedicated to research, teaching and service who can teach direct practice courses.

Essential Functions
  • The primary responsibility is to conduct research, teach in relevant content areas, and provide service to the School of Social Work, College of Allied Health and the University of Cincinnati.
  • Candidates with content and research expertise in substance use, children and youth, and/or health care practice are invited to apply.
  • Research activity includes, but is not limited to, pursuit of funding, student mentorship, and dissemination of research findings.
  • Experience with innovative academic delivery systems, including online instructional technology is desirable.
Minimum Requirements
  • Master's in Social Work and PhD in Social Work or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years post MSW practice experience.
  • Prior scholarly works published or presented.
  • Current knowledge and skills in the use of computer technology and educational learning management systems.
  • Strong organizational skills; strong interpersonal skills including communication, problem solving, conflict management, and follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Interest and ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to assist with tasks assigned by Department Chair.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Research expertise in substance use, children and youth, and/or healthcare practice.
  • Previous involvement, employment and/or collaborations with any children’s hospital is highly desirable.
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.
  • Demonstrated student mentorship experience.
  • Prior grant funding.
  • Experience teaching online.
Application Process

Please submit an online application. Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the position.
  • Current CV.
  • A Research Statement.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy.
  • A list of at least three professional references with contact information.
Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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