Assistant Professor Faculty Position Available 

The Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant rank beginning August 2023. Duties include establishing an excellent, forward-looking research program, strong teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level, and service to the School of Social Work, the university, and the profession.  The normal teaching load in the School of Social Work is four courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level (two courses per semester).   

Successful candidates will have a PhD in Social Work or a related field that is conferred by the start of the appointment and provide evidence of the potential to achieve excellence in scholarly research and teaching. Strong value is placed on the potential for developing a record of responsive, effective teaching and service. Social work practice experience is preferred but not required.  

We welcome candidates of all specializations relevant to social work. An ability to teach in all program levels (i.e., undergraduate, master’s, doctoral) is required. The successful candidate’s research, teaching, and service clearly demonstrate an understanding of anti-oppressive practice and policy. The successful candidate will work to proactively support the expansion of diversity among all components of the school, and ensure an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement.   

The School of Social Work strives to enhance human well-being and promote human rights, social and economic justice through five academic programs, in partnership with hundreds of community agencies, and based on almost a century of experience. The faculty of the School of Social Work are committed to rigorous research aimed at advancing knowledge about social work, social welfare, and intervention strategies. The faculty is highly interdisciplinary, working in fields such as human development, psychology, public affairs, economics, urban planning, sociology, and social work and have a long history of excellence in research, in teaching, and as practicing social workers. Many faculty are affiliated with research centers on campus that foster a dynamic intellectual environment and invite collaboration such as the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), The Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), The Waisman Center, the UW Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) and the Center for Financial Security (CFS) to name a few.  The department provides an excellent environment for the development of an outstanding research program and a vibrant place to learn and teach. 

To apply, go to: To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload:  1) C.V., 2) cover letter, 3) 3 writing samples (in ONE document), 4) a statement addressing past and potential contributions to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching, and service, 5) names and contact information for 3 references. The Search Committee is chaired by Dr. Kristen Slack,