Assistant Professor of Social Work 


Briar Cliff University, an institution committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective, invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor in Social Work to start in August of 2024. 


Key Responsibilities:

This position teaches full-time over a 9-month academic year. Primary responsibilities include teaching across the social work curriculum. This includes the BSW foundational level courses, as courses in the candidate’s areas of professional expertise in clinical practice or management and community development. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentoring, department and university service, professional activity and community engagement.



Candidates must possess an MSW with at least three years’ post-graduate professional experience.  A doctorate in social work or related field and prior undergraduate teaching experience is highly desirable.  Experience with online education is preferred. Preference will also be given to a candidate with experience in teaching a variety of social work courses.  Promise of continued scholarly activity and support for the mission of the University and its liberal arts tradition are required.   A licensed or license-eligible clinical social worker is required.  A record of successful work with diverse populations and individuals, or institutions and social settings is preferred.


How to Apply:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • cover letter
  • official graduate transcripts
  • names and contact information for three references


About Briar Cliff University:

Perched on a scenic hilltop in Sioux City, Iowa, Briar Cliff University is a liberal arts institution offering baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs and is home to more than 900 students. Since 1930, the University has educated students in the Franciscan tradition of service, caring, and openness to all. Grounded in faith and pursuit in higher learning, the liberal arts education from Briar Cliff shapes more than just students’ résumés – it shapes their character.


Briar Cliff University is an Equal Opportunity Employer