Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts — Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Social Work beginning September 1, 2019. The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work places high value on experiential education, community-based learning, and undergraduate research. We are strongly committed to education as a tool for social justice and to active engagement on the MCLA campus and in the surrounding community.

Interested candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, social justice perspectives, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The successful candidate will work with the department chair and faculty on assessing the feasibility of a Social Work major at the college.

The successful candidate will teach four courses (12 credits) per semester (including one double preparation) inclusive of Social Work Skills and Methods of Social Research. The incumbent also will be required to teach direct practice/clinical social work electives within their area(s) of expertise.


  • Ph.D. in Social Work or DSW (advanced ABD considered)
  • Practice experience in the field of social work
  • Training in and experience with a variety of social science research methods
  • Commitment to teaching excellence
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Record of scholarly work
  • Strong interest in working in an interdisciplinary department of sociologists, anthropologists, and social workers

Additional Considerations

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Active participation in the shared governance process at departmental, specialized committees, and college-wide levels

Additional Information:
This is a Visiting, non-tenure track position (possibility of two-year appointment.)

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit

Application Instructions:
The following materials will be accepted as expressions of interest:

  • cover letter addressing the required qualifications and additional considerations
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching philosophy
  • research agenda

Application Instructions
Applications are due February 3rd.

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