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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Social Work

Alvernia University
Reading, PA, US

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Faculty Jobs
Professional Fields, Social Work
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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About Alvernia University 

Alvernia University was founded in 1958 by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. Through its main campus in Reading and locations in Philadelphia and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the university serves 3,000 students of diverse backgrounds from around the country. 

Alvernia offers a unique blend of rigorous liberal arts core education for the development of the mind, strong technical training in many high-demand majors, experiential learning through study abroad and internship experiences, and engagement with the community through our Franciscan-based community service model. We call our model of transformational education the Alvernia Advantage, and we believe this style of education transforms students into ethical leaders with moral courage. 

Alvernia University ranks in the top 100 among 2021 Best Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, and we are recognized as a College of Distinction for our commitment to engaged experiential education. 

The Social Work Department of Alvernia University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor or Instructor of social work, beginning August 15, 2024. This is a fully remote, nine-month position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Responsibilities include teaching, research, and service. 


Required Qualifications:  

MSW, from a CSWE-accredited institution, is required. 

DSW (or Ph.D. in social work) preferred. The doctoral degree must be from a CSWE-accredited institution. ABD will be considered. 

Five years of social work experience –post MSW—is required. 

Experience with and commitment to culturally competent social work practice and andragogy. 

Experience with and commitment to social work advocacy and activism. 

Clinical social work license preferred. 

Experience teaching in BSW or MSW programs preferred. 

Experience with virtual instructional methods. 

Department chair or program manager experience preferred. 


All Alvernia University employees promote Franciscan values as well as the Mission of the University. 


How to Apply:  

Candidates should apply on the Alvernia website with their current curriculum vitae, statement addressing your social work identity, teaching philosophy statement, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 



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