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Faculty Position in Social Work

Department: School of Social Work
Location: Germantown

Union University seeks a qualified individual for a full-time, tenure-track faculty in the School of Social Work for the campus in Germantown, TN beginning Fall 2021. Rank assignment commensurate with education and experience.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelorís, masterís and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 46 states and 18 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nationís premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:


  • Teach a full-time load of BSW and/or MSW courses per academic year. In coordination with other School of Social Work faculty and accreditation requirements, design and deliver class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities and assignments which support lesson objectives, and the development of critical thinking skills.
  • Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
  • Demonstrate interest in personal and professional growth of students. Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students. Demonstrate concern for student progress.
  • Maintain regular on-campus office hours as posted on office door for student accessibility outside the classroom, providing ample periods of time for counseling and mentoring students in matters related to academic success, life goals, and spiritual development.
  • Schedule, supervise, debrief, and evaluate students in clinical, internship, observation, field experience, and similar settings as appropriate for the course or program.
  • Submit budget and textbook requests for assigned courses by the posted deadlines.
  • Participate in assessment activities associated with taught courses by collecting data on student learning outcomes when appropriate, and engaging in department activities associated with the analysis and application of those data for the purposes of continuous improvement of the program.

Professional Development

  • Pursue scholarly growth on an on-going basis through research, writing, and engagement in professional organizations and activities.
  • Remain current in academic or program discipline, including: attending and presenting at professional conferences meetings, workshops, and/or conventions; maintaining licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate.


  • Participate in the life of the University and the School of Social Work, which may take the form of sponsorship of student organizations or activities and attendance at academic, cultural, spiritual, and athletic events.
  • Serve on standing or ad-hoc committees, advisory boards, and hiring committees.
  • Attend departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings. Participate in faculty business meetings and forums.
  • Mentor and/or assist in orienting new faculty either formally or informally.
  • Be available to faculty and students for consultation in oneís area of expertise.
  • Assist with Pre-Registration and Registration as necessary. When called upon, function as an official academic advisor, counseling students about course, academic sequence, and program selection.
  • Participate in convocation and commencement exercises, as well as other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty memberís role in the School of Social Work.
  • Apply Christian standards and attitudes in relationships among cohorts, faculty, staff and students.
  • Contribute to a positive work climate, effective interpersonal relationships, and the team effort within the School of Social Work and the University.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a masterís degree in social work and at least two years practice experience. Preference will be given to applicants who have a doctoral degree in social work or a related discipline and teaching experience.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union Universityís Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

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