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:

Tenured/Tenure Track Positions

The School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin invites application from qualified candidates for a faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. This search is for an individual with expertise in addictions, recovery, and mental health.  

Candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to research in addictions and recovery with special attention to research in addictions healthcare, to improve clinical outcomes for vulnerable and at-risk populations; and interventions at the individual and systems levels to reduce addiction and overdoses.  Expertise in the development of digital health innovations that improve clinical workflow and care coordination among interdisciplinary treatment teams is highly valued in this search. Of particular relevance is for the applicant to understand the need to design programs of addictions research within the rapid changing landscape of implementation science. Similarly, the position calls for knowledge and skills in the area of community-based participatory research, translational science, and technology transfer. 

Applicants must show promise for high quality scholarship and research, external funding, publications, and teaching that meet the School’s needs and priorities.

UT Austin offers unique opportunities for individuals who wish to pursue an academic career in a dynamic, collegial environment.  Candidates must meet the University’s requirements for faculty rank. The Steve Hicks School, ranked among the top 10 programs of social work education in the country, values and strives for an interdisciplinary faculty.  The School provides opportunities to individuals who are committed to teaching, research, and community service at the BSW, MSSW, and PhD levels in a research-intensive public university. The School is committed to supporting excellence in scholarship among its faculty and students.


Preferred qualifications include a doctorate in social work or a related field.  Practice experience is preferred. Successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a funded research program, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university, community, and the profession. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.


To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and three representative publications.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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.

  • Qualifications: 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:

Allan H. Cole Jr.
Senior 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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