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Part-Time Faculty - Research or Clinical

Institute for Clinical Social Work
Job Location:
Chicago, Illinois

The Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW) is seeking experienced research and clinical faculty qualified to teach in both the Masters’ and PhD programs. Faculty positions are part-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month appointments. Faculty members will be offered teaching and other assignments such as student advising/consulting as needed and based on qualifications and course openings. Faculty members are expected to contribute a minimum of three hours per month, be on a faculty committee or otherwise contribute to the functioning of the Institute, attend faculty meetings and commit to ongoing professional development. Faculty will report to the Academic Dean and to Faculty members designated by the Academic Dean.

ICSW is committed to diversifying our faculty. ICSW is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. ICSW prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented and minoritized groups are encouraged.Preference will be given to candidates that have expertise in research methods, which includes applied qualitative and quantitative methodology, clinically focused research, and data analysis. 

ICSW is proud to be the only independent psychodynamic graduate studies program that is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It boasts 130 full- and part-time students and 70 faculty. ICSW is recognized across the nation for its outstanding faculty of scholar-practitioners, dedication to students, and contributions to the field of psychodynamic education. For more information about ICSW, please visit:

The mission of the Institute for Clinical Social Work is to prepare scholars and practitioners to advance the knowledge and quality of practice in the fields of clinical social work and counseling and to serve diverse communities through professional and academic contributions. In keeping with our roots in social work and our commitment to social justice, we develop psychodynamically informed professionals who recognize and celebrate diversity, practice compassionately, and have the knowledge and skills to empower people to lead meaningful lives.


  • Research Faculty Appointments
    • Research scholars who have expertise in and/or knowledge of clinical research which includes applied qualitative and quantitative methodology and data analysis. 
    • Experience teaching research methods courses preferred.
    • Ability to aid doctoral students with clinical research by serving on dissertation committees.
  • Clinical Faculty Appointments
    • Practitioner scholars who have demonstrated clinical and supervisory knowledge of psychodynamic theory and practice.
      • Fluency in psychodynamic theoretical orientations including, but not limited to, self psychology, relational, object relations, interpersonal.
      • Experience providing supervision/consultation in psychodynamic technique essential
      • Teaching psychodynamic theory and practice in-person or online preferred.
  • All applicants must possess a commitment to marginalized populations and social justice.

Credentials: PhD, DSW or Master’s Degree in social work or psychology with advanced psychodynamic postgraduate training/education. Applicants must have an active clinical license and malpractice insurance. 

Application Instructions:

Interested persons should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vita, and the names of three references with contact information to the Dean Dr. Andrew Safyer. Applicants are welcome to submit any other materials they feel would support their application, such as publications or professional presentations. 

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