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Faculty Positions

Assistant Clinical Faculty - MSW and social work licensure required

We are searching for two colleagues to join our school in the field department as assistant clinical professors. The successful candidates will have an MSW and a social work license with experience and knowledge of the social work practice community and the ability to interface school curriculum with the skills and practice knowledge gained in student field placements. The successful candidates will have a strong commitment to Social Work’s ethics and values as well as a commitment to integrate scholarship in both the field and the classroom. An added component of this position is that the candidate has experience in program development. Duties and responsibilities involve working collaboratively with the Field Education Department to ensure quality field experiences that enable students to meet required competencies, and adhere to accreditation standards. Responsibilities also include actively supporting the mission of the School of Social Work, participating in service to the School, participating in the MSW curriculum development, and fulfilling other faculty responsibilities.

Applicants are required to complete online applications at UB Jobs. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Dr. Catherine N Dulmus, recruitment committee chair, at

Clinical Faculty - MSW and doctorate required

We are searching for a colleague to join our school in a clinical faculty position (1 position, open rank, non-tenure track). The successful candidate for this non-tenure track position will have a doctorate in Social Work or a related discipline, an MSW, and be eligible for clinical licensure in social work. Duties include teaching in the MSW program (online and seated courses) and the soon-to-be launched online DSW program, advising students, and other faculty responsibilities. Experience teaching online is preferred, but not required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information please contact Dr. Catherine N Dulmus, recruitment committee chair at

Endowed Chair

We are searching for an exceptional colleague to join our faculty as an endowed chair (1 position) and welcome nominations for this senior faculty position. A doctorate degree and an outstanding record of teaching, scholarship and externally funded research are required. Professional leadership at the national/international levels is desired. Though an MSW is preferred, we welcome applicants with a shared identity and scholarly interest from related fields.

Applicants are required to complete online applications at UB Jobs. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Dr. Catherine N Dulmus, recruitment committee chair, at

Staff Positions

Executive Director of Social Innovation Initiatives

Position Summary:

  • Manage (either directly or indirectly) and coordinate social innovation initiatives (e.g., courses, workshops, Social Innovation Fellows, study abroad social innovation trips/courses, etc) between schools of social work and management.
  • Engage faculty, students, staff, and alumni from Schools of Social Work and Management, and other units in social innovation initiatives.
  • Design, develop, and potentially teach courses, workshops, and related educational programs in social innovation .
  • Identify and study best practices in social innovation and develop and introduce new social innovation programs and initiatives.
  • Build relationships with nonprofits, companies, government agencies, other universities and schools, foundations, and other relevant groups, locally, nationally, and internationally, that promote and advance UB social innovation initiatives and foster UB’s leadership role in the community on social innovation projects.
  • Create and manage social innovation advisory council or similar group to advise and support social innovation initiatives. 
  • Work with philanthropy and alumni engagement, deans and others to identify and pursue funding opportunities to support social innovation initiatives.
  • Work with school CFOs and finance teams to manage budgets and financial matters associated with various social innovation initiatives.
  • Work with school and university communications and marketing teams to promote and advance social innovation initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree with one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Min of 5-7 years of work experience that includes roles in both business and nonprofit management.
  • Demonstrated exposure and interest in higher education programs and initiatives.
  • Experience in managing/administering community-based social innovation programs.
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation.
  • Experience in managing budgets and program finances.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Salary Range:

$110,000 - $130,000

The University at Buffalo is a research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities. At the University at Buffalo are the internationally known Research Institute on Addictions and newly established centers: Bioinformatics, Clinical and Translational Research, and Blackstone Launchpad.  As an urban public research university the University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest institution in the State University of New York system and one of two flagship campuses. It is an exciting time to join UB as we are currently expanding through the addition of 250 new faculty as well as building a third, downtown medical campus. In addition, through the efforts of our president, new provost and the faculty we are involved in designing and implementing a new phase of our strategic plan, UB 2020, “Realizing UB 2020.” This includes our 3 newly established Communities of Excellence: Sustainable Manufacturing and Advance Robotic Technologies (SMART); The Genome, the Environment and the MIcrobiotic (GEM); and Global Health Equity (GEM).

The School of Social Work master’s program has a unique and exciting curriculum that integrates trauma and human rights perspectives. Nationally ranked within the top 10% of accredited social work programs we enroll over 500 students and offer the MSW degree, online MSW degree, PhD degree and BA/MSW, JD/MSW, MBA/MSW, MPH/MSW and MSW/PhD combined programs. The Buffalo Center for Social Research (BCSR) is housed within the School of Social Work and provides faculty support in pursuing external funding. The BCSR is also home to the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care, Immigrant and Refugee Research Institute, Institute for Sustainable Global Engagement, Institute on Innovative Aging Policy and Practice, as well as the UB/Amrita Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute. Our faculty have established strong records of community-based and interdisciplinary research and scholarship in gerontology, child welfare, housing, social policy, substance abuse, trauma, health and mental health services, and multicultural social work. 

Part Time Faculty Employment

We continually look for qualified, online-experienced, adjunct faculty with at least two years post-MSW practice experience who have a strong interest in teaching MSW students at the foundation and advanced levels. These opportunities also include the online course development. If you have taught in an online environment (MSW program or otherwise) and are interested in teaching, please send a resume to Kathryn Kendall at