Position announcements are posted on The University of Texas at Austin academic employment portal. To view postings for the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, filter results using “social work” as keyword. We have the following open positions:

The Steve School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track clinical faculty position. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and/or master’s-level courses; placement, monitoring, and evaluation of students’ field practicum experiences; and, service to the university through committee structures, the Field Education Program, and special projects.  

 The University of Texas at Austin offers unique opportunities for individuals who wish to pursue an academic career in a dynamic, collegial environment. The Steve Hicks School of Social Work, which is ranked among the top 10 programs of social work education in the country, awards BSW, MSSW, and PhD degrees within a research-intensive public university. The School is committed to supporting excellence in teaching and scholarship among its faculty and students. The School welcomes applications for clinical faculty positions from exceptional practitioners in all fields of social work who are committed to excellence in teaching and field education. Women and minority applicants, and especially Spanish-speaking candidates, are strongly encouraged to apply.

 This position will develop and implement a church-based program that serves family members seeking support around the substance use of loved ones, the Communities and Relatives Empowered for Support with Substance Misuse (CARES) Program.

  • Required qualifications are a master’s degree in social work and a minimum of two years of practice experience. Social work practice experience with racially and ethnically diverse, LGBTQIA, and/or disability populations is required.
  • Preferred qualifications include licensure at least at the level of LCSW, supervisory, field instruction, and teaching experience; and expertise in teaching and leading initiatives related to cultural and racial/ethnic diversity and inclusion.
  •  Candidates for clinical faculty positions must have an established record demonstrating increasing levels of professional practice and supervisory experience. Candidates must meet University requirements for rank. 

Application Instructions

To ensure consideration all documents requested must be uploaded via Interfolio before a full review can begin. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, name and contact information of three references, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. 

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin routinely hires adjunct faculty to fill curricular needs on a part-time basis. Although no new positions currently are available, the school maintains a pool of candidates for temporary part-time positions as the need arises. Persons selected teach lower and/or upper division undergraduate courses as well as master’s-level graduate courses in the day and/or evening hours. Appointments are usually made on a semester-by-semester basis.  Positions are renewable, contingent on need, funding and performance.

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field; at least two years post-graduate experience is preferred.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit:
    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum vitae/resume
    • Name, address, e-mail, and phone number of three references
    • Prior to any appointment, selected candidates will be asked to submit three confidential letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s effectiveness as a teacher and/or expertise in the subject to be taught. Letters to be addressed to:

Rebecca Gomez, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
The University of Texas at Austin
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
D3500, Austin, TX 78712

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