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:

Tenure Track Position – Gerontology

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin invites applicants for a tenure track position in gerontology.  Applications will be accepted for appointment at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor.  Applicants must demonstrate a clear potential for or an established record of excellence in funded research, scholarship, and teaching and meet the University’s requirements for faculty rank. 

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin – ranked among the top 10 programs of social work research and education in the country – provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary and community-engaged research and teaching at the BSW, MSSW, and PhD levels. Through research, teaching, and service in a research-intensive public university, our nationally and internationally renowned and diverse faculty members have direct and substantial impacts on the field of social work and beyond. We seek colleagues who can contribute to the School’s excellence in research and teaching and to its diverse and collaborative environment.


Master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in social work or a closely related discipline. For this position, we seek applicants with research expertise in dementia and dementia caregiving supports, and on community-based intervention. Successful candidates are expected to teach across our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, develop and implement funded research programs, and maintain a strong record of high-impact publications. They are also expected to collaborate with other faculty and be involved in service to the university, community, and the profession. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

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 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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