Assistant Professor in Social Work

Cleveland State University   Cleveland , OH   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on October 31, 2022
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Cleveland State University’s School of Social Work is searching for a full-time tenure track appointment as an Assistant Professor in clinical and related academic areas beginning August 21, 2023. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and engaged learning opportunities for all. Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body of over 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The successful candidate will be prepared to teach both web-based and face-to-face clinical courses at the undergraduate and graduate level (a total of five courses per academic year), must maintan an active research agenda, and engage in usual university and community service. The School of Social Work educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds and values a diverse faculty and staff.

Minimum qualifications:
Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a CSWE accredited university;
Ph.D. in Social Work or related field by July 1st, 2023 (ABDs may apply with a letter from their dissertation chair indicating their projected defense date being before July 1st, 2023. ABD candidates will be hired at the rank of Instructor);
Two years post-MSW practice experience; and
potential to teach clinical, social work practice, and related academic areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred qualifications:
Beginning record of publication;
Evidence of successful teaching of clinical courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels;
An affinity for teaching both face-to-face and web-based courses;
Research interests in health disparities and/or diversity; and
The ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Preference will be given to complete applications received by November 30, 2022.
Applications are accepted online only at  


Please submit the following:
A letter of application addressing how the you meets the minimum and preferred qualifications;
A current curriculum vitae;
Uunofficial transcripts or a list of graduate courses;
Evidence of successful teaching; and
The names and contact information for at least three references.

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Kimberly Fuller, Chair of the Search Committee at

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain in your application your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.