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Assistant Professor - School of Social Work

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Social Work

The West Virginia University School of Social Work invites applications for TWO tenure-track assistant professor nine-month positions starting in January or August, 2022.

The WVU School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and enrolls approximately 350 students at the BSW and MSW levels. The MSW Program offers a specialization in Advanced Integrated Practice. The School is also in the process of developing a PhD degree program in social work. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research and/or teaching, are engaged in the study of anti-racism, equity, and justice.

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. 


Qualifications include:

  1. a doctoral degree in Social Work or a related field (late-stage ABD applicants will be considered; completion of the doctoral degree by hire date is expected); and,
  2. a CSWE-accredited master's degree in social work; two years post-MSW professional practice experience; a productive, fundable research program, and an ability to teach effectively at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels.

To apply submit a single PDF document containing (a) a letter of application outlining your interest in, and qualifications for, the position; (b) vita; and (c) contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on October 20 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Megan Gandy, Search Committee Chair, School of Social Work, at

WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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