Assistant Professor - Graduate School of Social Work

Job Locations US-NY-New York
TUNY - Graduate School of Social Work
Position Type
Schedule Shift
Hours Per Week
As needed
FLSA Status


The Touro University Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is seeking candidates for a full-time (10-month appointment) Assistant Professor in Social Work. We welcome applications from candidates who seek to build an academic career in an urban, diverse New York City environment with a new, exciting online program. Ideal candidates will be change agents with a defined area of research and scholarship, background in social work practice, comfort teaching diverse groups of students, and experience in distance education. The candidate will report primarily to the Dean of the GSSW, and contribute to teaching, scholarship/research, and service to the department and the community. Faculty carry a 21-credit workload per academic year and are expected to teach, advise students, and engage in scholarship. Application review will begin on March 31, 2024.




Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching Graduate Social Work courses across curriculum sequences (Practice and Research), in various modalities (in-person, virtual, asynchronous).
  • Contribute expertise in one or more various contemporary topics, such as immigration and displacement, substance use/harm reduction, child and adolescent mental health and school social work, mental health and wellness, and diverse populations in the urban setting.
  • Participate in MSW program activities as needed (orientation, community days, committee meetings, and curriculum development)
  • Service to the Department, University, and Community including standing committees, ad-hoc committees, and professional organizations.
  • Attend New Student Orientation, Community Day, Academic Recognition Program, Commencement.
  • Research/Scholarship, including publication, social work academic conferences, and funded research.
  • Carry a yearly academic advisement caseload and conduct advisement in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Participate in program events, including orientation and graduation.
  • Participate in Social Work professional organizations, including Council on Social Work Education re-accreditation.
  • Build, strengthen, and support community relations.
  • Contribute to the distance education program.


Education/ Experience

  • Applicants must have a Master of Social Work degree and a doctorate in a related field of study; a Ph.D. in Social Work or a DSW degree is preferred.
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience in Social Work or related field preferred.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Experience with Canvas and electronic learning management systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.


  • As needed for academic conferences, to other Touro University New York campuses as necessary.

Physical Demands

  • Able to lift up to 5 lbs.

About the TUGSSW

The mission of the Touro University Graduate School of Social Work is to educate graduates for clinical social work practice in an urban, multicultural and diverse environment. This is consistent with the general mission of Touro University, which is to provide professional education for the benefit of the individual and society. This general mission is an expression of the Jewish religious tenet of Tikkun Olam, the striving to make the world a better place for all people. In accordance with the traditional social work values of social and economic justice, the Graduate School of Social Work is committed to providing accessible and affordable quality education to traditionally educationally underserved groups. This includes persons of color, immigrants, refugees, and the various components of the Jewish community, in neighborhood-based MSW programs. The MSW program’s educational purpose is to prepare self-reflective and autonomous professionals who can meet the complex needs of New York City’s diverse population. The Graduate School of Social Work intends to increase the number of culturally competent clinical social workers to serve this rapidly increasing population in Metropolitan New York. The school’s curriculum is informed by the person-in-environment, ecological and strengths-based perspectives. The school provides students with a social work education that offers a theoretical and evidence-based foundation in generalist social work, as well as advanced knowledge and skills for effective clinical social work. This education prepares graduates for leadership roles in clinical social work practice with vulnerable populations in the contemporary service delivery environment.

Maximum Salary

USD $90,000.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary

USD $72,000.00/Yr.


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