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West Virginia University
School of Social Work
Position Vacancy: BSW Online Coordinator/Clinical Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor
Position #21140

The School of Social Work at West Virginia University invites applications for a Clinical Service Instructor or Clinical Service Assistant Professor of Social Work starting July 10, 2023. In addition to teaching, the outstanding candidate will coordinate our new Online BSW Program.  This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits. The position requires a regular presence on the Morgantown campus. Clinical Service Instructor/Clinical Service Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms. Clinical Service Instructor/Clinical Service Assistant Professors are eligible for promotion, e.g., to Clinical Service Assistant Professor, Clinical Service Associate Professor, and Clinical Service Professor; however, promotion to senior ranks is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability.

The successful applicant must have 1) a master’s degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited institution; master’s degree candidates will be eligible for appointment as Clinical Service Instructor; candidates with a doctoral degree in Social Work are strongly encouraged to apply; those with doctorate degrees will be eligible for appointment as Clinical Service Assistant Professor; 2) a minimum of two years post-MSW degree professional practice experience; 3) a minimum of one year of online education experience and technology proficiency using online teaching platforms such as Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and/or Canvas; 4) strong potential to innovate student recruitment, admissions, and advising strategies; 5) excellent written and verbal communication skills; 6) a commitment to the NASW Code of Ethics and to West Virginia University’s land grant mission. The teaching load is two courses per semester and one course during the summer (50%) with the remainder of the appointment (50%) dedicated to responsibilities related to coordinating the School of Social Work’s new Online BSW Program option to operate concurrently with our existing campus-based BSW program.

The WVU School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and enrolls approximately 350 students at the BSW and MSW levels. The BSW program offers a specialization in generalist practice and the MSW program offers a specialization in advanced integrated practice. A new PhD program with a community-focused research theme will launch in 2023. We are ranked in the top 75 programs nationally and we have a dynamic faculty with teaching and research expertise across a broad range of scholarly social work foci.

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

To apply, please visit WVU Careers and enter position #21140 in the keyword search. Upload the following application materials: a) letter of application detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position; b) curriculum vitae; c) teaching statement that includes your experience with online education, recruiting, and advising; d) list of references with complete contact information. Finalist will be asked for additional information including letters of recommendation.

The screening process will begin January 10, 2023 and continue until the position is filledFor more information, please visit our website at or contact Dr. Megan Gandy, Search Committee Chair, at

WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.