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Assistant Professor of Social Work

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Social Work
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Job Description

The Providence College Department of Social Work invites applicants for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor in its baccalaureate level social work department commencing in August 2018.

The Social Work program at Providence College was first accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 1976, and has been continuously accredited since that time. Its graduates are highly regarded by employers and graduate programs in social work. Unique to this position is the small, personalized community of learning that characterizes the educational model at Providence College. The Department has approximately 60 majors and is a 5 person department with 4 full time faculty and one full-time Field Education Director which allows small class sizes and relationships with students that are supportive of their goals and aspirations. Our student body has grown increasingly diverse and a strong student-centered, cross-cultural, and interactive pedagogy is valued to support and mentor students from marginalized groups. Information about our program can be found at

Providence College is located in Providence, RI, a city that has been nationally recognized for its urban renaissance.

Essential Duties

Teach courses to include lifespan development, ethics and trauma informed practice, focus specific to the impact of racism and xenophobia.

The successful candidate will also establish a scholarly research program, and possess a willingness to be active in service to the college and community.

Education and Experience Required

The candidate will have an MSW from a CSWE accredited program and an earned doctorate in social work (PhD/DSW) or related field and demonstrated teaching effectiveness. The candidate will have at least 4 years post MSW practice experience at either the micro or macro level or both. Examples of teaching focus include lifespan development, ethics, and trauma informed practice, specifically around the mental and emotional impact of racism and xenophobia.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F14P
Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Full consideration of application if received by: 12/01/2017
Instructions to candidates

Applicants must submit an on-line cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), a statement of teaching philosophy to include research interests and practice experiences, and the names and email addresses of three reference providers.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 1 will receive full consideration.

Early application is preferred and will be reviewed as received.

Copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes; however, an official transcript would be required upon employment.

Alternate Application Submission Instructions
College Information/EOE Statement

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community which attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

An AA/EOE, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Document