Assistant Professor/Social Work

Texas Tech University
Posting Date

New faculty members are expected to maintain an active agenda of research demonstrated through publication, external fund seeking, and professional presentations, as well as to teach/mentor undergraduate and graduate students and provide professional, community, and university service. The new faculty member will be primarily assigned to the MSW program though they may also teach classes in the BSW program.


Essential requirements for the appointment include an earned doctorate in social work or related field, an MSW from a CSWE accredited program and two years post-MSW social work practice experience. ABD candidates whose doctorate will be completed before the start of the fall 2020 semester will also be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching experience in social work. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of scholarly publication and/or external funding. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. There is also an expectation that the successful candidate will become a licensed social worker in the State of Texas.

Organization Summary

Texas Tech University invites candidates for two Assistant Professor of Social Work positions to begin September 1, 2020. Located in Lubbock, Texas, TTU is a state-supported National Research University having Carnegie classification Doctoral University Highest Research Activity (R1) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with an enrollment that exceeds 35,000 students. The BASW and MSW programs are both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). For more information about the Social Work program, please refer to The Lubbock metropolitan area is home to 250,000 people. Lubbock is also considered a hub for health care services; there is a large medical community within and surrounding the TTU Health Sciences Center. The TTU campus is known for its veterans-friendly policies.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

Texas Tech University
1011 Boston Ave MS 1012
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should complete an online application available at: using requisition ID# 18155BR by September 15, 2019. Include the following documentation: cover letter addressing teaching philosophy/approach, research agenda, and practice experience; curriculum vitae; names, credentials, and contact information for at least three professional references (we suggest references of persons familiar with your experience in research, teaching, and practice); a recent writing example; and, if available, a syllabus. Queries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Ignacio Luis Ramirez, at [email protected].

Cover Letter/Resume/CV
Professional/Personal Reference

Application Deadline
September 15, 2019