Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work

Farmville, Virginia
Mar 15, 2018
Apr 19, 2018
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work

Department of Social Work and Communication Sciences and Disorders

Full-time, One-year, Non-tenure Track, Instructional Faculty

Position #F0197

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Longwood recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and is the third-oldest public university in Virginia, behind William & Mary and the University of Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one- hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.

The Social Work program is an integral part of the College of Education and Human Services, offering BA and BS degrees in Social Work for over 40 years. Longwood’s Social Work Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and prepares generalist, entry level Social Work Practitioners. The programs serves approximately 100 students, with the potential for growth in the number of students served and growth in program offerings.

The program invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track faculty member. This position requires the skills, knowledge, and abilities to teach undergraduate social work courses that focus on generalist social work practice.

The applicants must possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from a CSWE- accredited program. Ph.D. preferred, ABD’s considered. A significant amount of post M.S.W. practice experience and teaching experience in a CSWE- accredited program is preferred. Experience providing training and workshops may substitute for teaching experience. Applicants must show clear evidence of excellence in teaching, service and scholarship.

Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.  Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position.  A successful criminal background investigation is required.  Position will be posted a minimum of five business days.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. 

To apply, please submit the following items:  a) letter of interest, b) curriculum vita, c) copies of graduate transcripts, d) the names and addresses of three professional references, and e) “Release of Information Form” (  Submit documents to the following address:

Dr. Theresa A. Clark

Chair of the Department of Social Work and Communication Sciences and Disorders

Longwood University

201 High Street

Farmville, VA 23909

Phone: 434-395-2346


Please send the voluntary “EEO Data Collection Form” ( to:  Indicate Position #F0197. 

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