Professor of Practice in Social Work



Job description

New Orleans, LA

School of Social Work


New Orleans, LA


Sep 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

DescriptionThe Tulane University School of Social Work (TSSW) ( is seeking several exceptional Professors of Practice for our on-ground and online Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) programs starting in spring 2020. Professors of Practice positions are full-time non-tenure-track 12-month appointments with primary duties of teaching and student advising.

Tulane University, a Carnegie designated Research I institution, is located in the vibrant city of New Orleans. The School of Social Work invites nominations and applications, especially in the areas of Program Evaluation, Research, Theory, and Social Work Leadership. Backgrounds (at all levels: macro, mezzo, and micro) in mental health, health disparities, addictive behaviors, community-based clinical practice, participatory research methods, and prevention/intervention expertise are preferred. Previous experience in teaching online and hybrid innovative courses are also of particular interest to us.

Professors of Practice will teach in the School’s on-ground and online DSW curriculum. Classes are held on weekends only, thus the position requires teaching 1-2 weekends (Saturday and Sunday) per month. Teaching duties will vary from 1 to 3 courses per semester based on the needs of the School (total load 9 courses per 12 months) as well as student advising and success support.

Courses will vary across micro, mezzo, and macro practice areas to include:

  • Social work policy and history
  • Human Behavior
  • Diversity and social justice
  • Organization and community practice
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Theory
  • Research
  • Program Evaluation


  • MSW or Masters degree in a related behavioral science discipline
  • PHD, DSW or a doctoral degree in a related behavioral science discipline
  • 3 or more years graduate level teaching experience
  • Course support or coordinator experience – Graduate level
  • Online teaching experience

How to apply

Interested persons should submit a letter of application outlining teaching experience, a curriculum vita, teaching evaluation for the two most recent courses taught, and the names of two references (can simply be appended to the cover letter).

Questions should be addressed to the Committee Chair: Dr. Tonya Hansel [email protected]