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Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Work

Position Description

The Dept. of Social Work in the College of Arts & Sciences at Seattle University (SU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position starting in September 2019. The SU Social Work Dept. has an accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program and a Master of Social Work (MSW) program that is currently in Candidacy status for accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). 

The mission of the SU Social Work Dept. is to educate students for social justice-focused and community-based social work practice:

The responsibilities for the position include teaching clinical social work practice courses in the MSW program and micro practice courses in the BSW program, engaging in ongoing discipline-based research, and performing university, college, and department service.  The rank will be determined by level of experience.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, community engagement, and commitment to social and economic justice. The SU Social Work Dept. is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty in affirmation of our institutional values and our program’s mission.


The minimum requirements for the position are: a doctorate in Social Welfare/Social Work or a closely related field, an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program, a minimum of 5 years of clinical social work practice experience, and a minimum of 3 years of successful teaching experience in clinical social work practice courses.

Strong preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated record of anti-oppressive practice experience in clinical (individual/family/group) social work in communities of color, demonstrated competence in teaching anti-oppressive social work practice, and scholarly expertise in mental health, addiction, aging, or trauma-informed social work practice.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2018" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications online at including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of strong teaching (such as teaching evaluations), and contact information for at least three references. Recommendation letters may be requested electronically following submission of application. Review of applications begins November 3, 2018. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to be available for interviews at the Council on Social Work Education APM in Orlando, FL. (Applicants are not required to register for the conference in order to be interviewed.) Applicants who will not be at the APM may be interviewed via a video chat method. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Hye-Kyung Kang, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122