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 Faculty Member and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time tenured faculty position and appointment as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

This appointment will be in an administrative capacity (12 months at 0.5 FTE) and as a full professor with tenure (9 months at 0.5 FTE). This arrangement will allow the post-holder to continue to pursue research and teaching at a reduced scale while emphasizing the administrative role. We are particularly seeking an established and exceptional scholar with an active research program and an administrator with a proven track record. Areas of research and teaching focus are open but should align with the mission of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and complement its faculty’s strengths.


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in social work (Ph.D. or equivalent) or in an aligned field as well as experience and demonstrated success in leadership and administration.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of four referees (no letters are required at this time and referees will only be contacted after consultation with the candidate). All documents requested must be uploaded via Interfolio before a full review can begin.

A review of applications and interviews of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Clinical Assistant Professor – 3 positions

The Steve School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking applicants for three full-time, non-tenure track clinical faculty positions. 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.


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. 

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.


  • 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:

Sandy Magaña
Interim 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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