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Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work
The University of Alabama

Date Posted Dec. 19, 2019
Title Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work
University The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Department School of Social Work
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Social Work
    Social Sciences - General

The University of Alabama
School of Social Work

Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work

The University of Alabama School of Social Work invites applications for a 9-month, non-tenure earning faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor to begin August 2020. Primary responsibilities will include: (1) Developing and teaching online courses for our primarily distance Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program; (2) advising DSW program students (with emphasis on advising students on their comprehensive paper and capstone projects); (3) preparing and presenting content at the on-campus DSW residencies that take place each June; and (4) teaching in our BSW, MSW, and/or PhD programs, as needed. Areas of social work practice expertise are open, but applicants with experience in advanced and innovative clinical techniques and/or human service administration/management will be given preference. Successful candidates must: have an MSW degree from an accredited institution with at least three years of post-MSW social work experience, and a DSW degree or a PhD in social work/social welfare/social policy. Preference will be given to candidates who: (1) have teaching experience, especially online education; (2) knowledge of social work evaluation methodologies and experience in evaluating practice; (3) have a license (licensure will be required for those who teach clinical courses); and (4) have post-DSW/PhD social work practice (clinical/administrative) or teaching experience.

The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work, established in 1965, has an accomplished faculty of 23 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 13 full-time teaching faculty members, and over 30 dedicated professional and support staff members. We have a vibrant student body with a combined enrollment of over 600 students across our BSW, MSW, DSW, and PhD programs. Additionally, our School is ranked among the top 50 Best Grad Schools for Social Work in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. For additional information about our School, please visit our website at

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the state’s flagship institution. The University holds an R1, very high research, Carnegie classification and has an enrollment of over 38,000 students. We are located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a vibrant community of over 100,000 residents that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. For information about working at The University of Alabama see

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply, candidates should go to to complete an online application and upload the following:

  • Letter of application, which should highlight: (a) your practice experience, (b) any teaching or evaluation/research experience you may have, and © how your knowledge and expertise would be an asset to our DSW program curriculum.
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • Names and full contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on 1/6/20. Reviews of application will continue until the position is filled, though priority consideration will be given to candidates who submit their applications by January 6th.

Confidential inquiries about the positions may be sent to Dr. Nicole Ruggiano, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of Alabama is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. The School strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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