Two tenure-track faculty positions in the College of Social Work

The Ohio State University College of Social Work in Ohio

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 22, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Ohio State University College of Social Work invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions (assistant and/or senior faculty) beginning August 2018. Ohio State, through its Discovery Theme Initiative, is currently investing in transdisciplinary, innovative, collaborative, and impactful faculty. Consistent with this institutional spirit of discovery, the college recently invested significantly in research infrastructure and is committed to advancing science aimed at solving major global challenges. We are recruiting exceptional candidates, from social work and related disciplines, with a preference for demonstrated strong research and scholarship capacity with diverse populations. Candidates with agendas focused on aging, substance abuse, or mental health are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition to research and scholarship, we seek candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and mentorship of students, particularly diverse student populations. The college offers a host of innovative teaching options at the undergraduate, MSW, and PhD level, including traditional and online formats.

Preference will be given to candidates in the substance abuse and mental health area who have two or more years of post-MSW practice experience.

Successful senior faculty candidates will have externally-funded research programs, promote the development of a shared vision of academic excellence, and demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and mentorship.


The Ohio State University College of Social Work is the oldest continuously accredited public social work program in the U.S. The Ohio State University is recognized as one of the world’s great public research and teaching universities with an extensive doctoral/research agenda. Ohio State is located in Columbus—Ohio’s vibrant and inclusive state capital—the largest city in Ohio and the 14th largest in the nation. Successful candidates will join our 29 faculty and engage with our student body of about 525 BSSW, 600 MSW, and 40 doctoral level students. For more information, visit our website at

How to apply

A review of applications will begin immediately, with priority given to those applicants who apply by September 29, 2017. Initial screening interviews are expected to take place immediately, with campus visit invitations beginning in early autumn 2017. Please submit an electronic application package via email (subject line: Faculty Position) that includes: (1) a letter of application that addresses your research interests/trajectory, courses you have taught (include level), and your approach to teaching and mentorship; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a sample of one of your publications; and (4) three letters of reference. All materials and questions should be directed to:


Dr. Bridget Freisthler, Chair, Faculty Search Committee


The Ohio State University College of Social Work

1947 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210

Telephone: (614) 292-2856


The College of Social Work at The Ohio State University is proud to be a part of a university that embraces diversity and we encourage applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or veteran status. EEO/AA Employer.


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