Career Opportunities


Assistant Professor - Social Work

Posting Date

8/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Assistant Professor - Social Work
UW System Title:  Assistant Professor
Start Date:  August 19, 2019

Essential Job Functions

The Social Work department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Social Work. Candidates with a strong orientation to Advanced Generalist Practice are highly encouraged to apply.

The Social Work program has a strong team emphasis, which includes team teaching, offers a competency-based education with a strengths perspective, and takes a proactive stance valuing diverse and inclusive perspectives.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach courses in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) Programs, with primary responsibilities in the MSW Program.
  • Advance equity and social justice in the classroom and community.
  • Independently develop and implement sound teaching lessons from an andragological perspective.
  • Teach face-to-face and online classes.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, value, and skill base for social work in an understandable and applied manner.
  • Contribute to the BSW and MSW Programs' accreditation efforts.
  • Advise students.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
  • Perform institutional and community service.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the Social Work department.
  • Attend all Social Work program faculty meetings, orientations, accreditation site visits, and other meetings.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, service and scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate should also possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.



  • Earned Ph.D. in Social Work, or closely related field, from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered; however, an earned doctorate in Social Work, or closely related field, from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal. ABD candidates will be hired into a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a rate determined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during the terminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank of Assistant Professor will be reinstated.
  • Two years of post-MSW social work practice experience
  • Licensure: Will need to comply with upcoming Social Work certification requirements as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.


Salary range of $59,000-$62,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "14597"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Assistant Professor-Social Work"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
  • Documentation of Wisconsin certification/licensing or indication of eligibility and intention of obtaining certification/licensing
  • Applicants with International Social Work Degrees Only: Copy of Formal Determination Letter from International Social Work Degree Recognition and Evaluation Service documenting degree equivalency to CSWE-accredited MSW degree

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Theresa Mullen
Phone: (920) 465-2049

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, September 28, 2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.