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Current Opening: Assistant Professor of Practice, B.S.S.W./M.S.S.W. Program, Knoxville campus


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Social Work invites applications and nominations for a 12-month non-tenure-track academic position. Salary is competitive, dependent upon qualifications.

Faculty of Practice have responsibilities for face-to-face and online teaching in the graduate and undergraduate social work program. These roles require communicating information and knowledge to students, promoting the acquisition of skills, fostering the development of critical thinking, modeling ethical behavior, and evaluating competencies. There is an expectation of contributing to departmental service and serving as a faculty mentor and advisor to students. Candidates should have teaching experience, especially university teaching experience with demonstrated competence in undergraduate and graduate education. The position requires a master's degree in social work, with a doctoral degree in social work or a closely related field, preferred. Five years post-master's practice experience strongly preferred. This position requires the ability to teach undergraduate and foundation level M.S.S.W. coursework.

The University of Tennessee College of Social work is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and inclusion goals of the University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send applications with curriculum vitae and names/addresses (postal and e-mail) of three references to

David R. Dupper, Interim Dean
The University of Tennessee
College of Social Work
402 Henson Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-3333
(865) 974-6693


The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


General Inquiries

For general inquiries about employment opportunities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, contact the university's human resource department at:

For general inquiries about employment opportunities at the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, contact the Budget Director, Tiffany Harmon at:
(865) 974-3136



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