MSW: Master of Social Work

West Chester University

West Chester Campus

Reynolds Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2664

PASSHE Center City

701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-386-3015

Faculty Position

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Graduate Social Work


Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Graduate Social Work invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position to begin August 2015. 


We are seeking candidates with a strong commitment to social justice and capable of teaching recovery-oriented practice courses at the graduate level. This faculty member will also be expected to teach in other areas, including research, policy and electives concordant with department needs. This position will require teaching both day and evening classes in the MSW Program at the West Chester and Philadelphia campuses.

Applicants must possess an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program and have a DSW degree or a PhD in social work or a related field. Candidates who have successfully defended their dissertation proposal will also be considered. Applicants should have a minimum of two years of post-Master’s direct practice experience. Strong preference will be given to applicants with licensure.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a letter outlining teaching and research expertise, a current sample of writing, and the names of three people who can provide professional references. Submit application materials online. Review of applications will begin October 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Correspondence should be directed to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Wan-Yi Chen. Applicants must successfully complete an interview process to be considered finalists. 


Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission. The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer encouraging diversity. Women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.


All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal checks.