Employment Opportunities

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Faculty Positions

Tenure-Track Faculty (Open Rank)

The School of Social Work is seeking to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions (open rank). The successful candidates for these positions will have a doctorate in social work or a related discipline, an MSW with practice experience preferred.

Duties include:

  • Research and scholarship
  • Teaching in the school’s degree programs
  • Cross-disciplinary collaboration with university colleagues
  • Other typical faculty responsibilities

Applicants are expected to have a scholarly record appropriate for their substantive area, and for the rank at which they are applying. Applicants with research expertise in gerontology, developmental disabilities, health/mental health, substance use, emerging technologies and implementation science are particularly encouraged to apply.

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty (Open Rank)

The School of Social Work is searching for a candidate to join our school in a non-tenure-track faculty position (open rank). The successful candidate will have an MSW and be eligible for clinical licensure in social work.

Applicants with expertise in any of the following areas: administration, gerontology, developmental disabilities, health/mental health, substance use, emerging technologies and implementation science are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience teaching online is strongly preferred, but not required.

Duties include:

  • Teaching in the school’s degree programs
  • Cross-disciplinary collaboration with university colleagues, including the School of Management, as well as other typical faculty responsibilities

Clinical Professor (Open Rank)

The School of Social Work is recruiting for a Clinical Professor (Open-Rank) in the Field Education Department. The Field Education Department is responsible for overseeing MSW students’ field placements with social work agencies in order to ensure the successful preparation of diverse graduates for social work practice. Our field education team consists of three faculty and, one staff member who are MSW prepared, an administrative field coordinator, and 18 part-time faculty. The department places approximately 450 MSW students in field placements annually, including online MSW students.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Working collaboratively with the field education department to ensure quality field experiences that enable students to meet required competencies and adhere to accreditation standards.
  • Developing and implementing field education curriculum (including teaching field-related courses).
  • Assigning students to field placement through student meetings and use of software and other technology record keeping and tracking of data related to individual placement. 
  • Identifying and developing new field placement sites, with attention to innovative models and new, creative approaches to social work field education, including field placements with an enhanced curricular focus. 
  • Developing written and digital educational materials for the field course education for students and the wider field community.
  • Participating in MSW curriculum development, scholarship, and creative knowledge development, and fulfilling other faculty responsibilities.  

Staff Positions

None at this time.

Part-Time Faculty Employment

We continually seek qualified, online-experienced, adjunct faculty with a minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience with a strong interest in teaching MSW students at the foundation and advanced levels. These opportunities also include online course development.

If you have taught in an online environment (MSW program or otherwise) and are interested in an adjunct faculty position, apply through the UB Jobs link below. For questions, contact Kathryn Kendall, senior assistant dean for enrollment and online programs, at kkendall@buffalo.edu.