Clinical Assistant Professor in Social Work

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign School of Social Work

United States

Specialized Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) Clinical Assistant Professor

School of Social Work
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Social Work embraces the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s mission of enhancing the lives of the citizens of Illinois, across the nation and around the world through our leadership in learning, discovery, engagement and economic development.

The School of Social Work seeks applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor for Field Education. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position with academic responsibilities primarily on the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus. The Clinical Assistant Professor will encompass all activities related to Field Education including, but not limited to, planning for student field placements, field liaison duties with students and partner organizations, teaching field seminar classes, and developing placement sites.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


Teaching/Field Liaison
  • Assist in planning and implementation of the School’s field education program
  • Assist in the overall training and orientation of field instructors
  • Provide consultation and mediation, as necessary, to field instructors and partner organizations
  • Participate in selecting, monitoring and evaluating field placement sites
  • Evaluate student learning experiences, progress, and outcomes
  • Participate in the field education planning process
  • Teach field education seminar courses
  • Travel required, primarily within the State of Illinois


  • Membership and participation in School committees and taskforces
  • Membership and participation in University and/or State, national or international committees
  • Community-based presentations

Scholarly Work

  • Participation in scholarly activities
  • Additional responsibilities, as assigned, to support the mission of the Field Education Program and the School of Social Work
Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work with at least two years of post-graduation experience. Licensed Social Worker (LSW) is required.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), prior experience as a field instructor, experience in social work education or on a university campus is highly desirable. 
Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. 
This is a full-time (100%), twelve month non-tenure track faculty position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This position will be located on the Urbana-Champaign campus.  

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your required documents, including cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references. Applications should be submitted by October 8, 2021. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact the School of Social Work Human Resources at You may also visit for information about the School.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. 

School of Social Work
School of Social Work: Specialized Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) Clinical Assistant Professor (152655)

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