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Assistant Professor of Social Work

Elms College

Job Description

Elms College located in Chicopee, MA invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Social Work. This is full-time tenure track, Social Work faculty position reporting to the Social Work Program Director in the Social Sciences division of the School of Arts, Sciences and Professional Programs. This position primarily centers on the off-campus degree completion programs, as well as some work with the on-campus program.

The faculty member is responsible for actively participating in all aspects of community (teaching, scholarship and service) in alignment with the faculty handbook and assists in the governance and organization of the program, including academic planning, curriculum development and review, student academic advising and program enhancement.


  • Teaches four (4) courses per semester across the Social Work generalist curriculum.
  • Instructs in the Saturday degree completion programs.
  • Academic advising of degree completion students.
  • Acts as a primary liaison between the main campus and off campus programming.
  • Leads in training, supporting and mentoring adjunct faculty in the Social Work program.
  • Participates actively in Social Work committees, programs, admissions events, and activities.
  • Partners in review of curriculum, syllabi, and program assessment.
  • Engages actively in committee work in the governance of the College.
  • Assists in the maintenance of a vibrant field education program.
  • Adheres to College and system policies and procedures as indicated in the faculty handbook, college policies, and in other regulatory-applicable documents.
  • Demonstrates commitment to recruiting, supporting, and empowering diverse social work students.
  • Contributes to the evaluation of student academic achievement and other evaluative processes of the College.
  • Assists the Social Work Program Director with administrative tasks as needed and appointed.
  • Upholds, promotes and demonstrates behaviors consistent with the mission and core values of the College (Faith, Community, Justice, and Excellence).


  • MSW from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program; plus an earned doctorate in Social Work or related field required.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at the college/university level required, and experience in web-based course delivery and instructional technology a plus.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of social work experience, with strong experience in supporting diverse populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work flexibly within a high-paced working environment.
  • Knowledge of CSWE EPAS and related standards.


Send a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript/s for all graduate work/degrees, a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three professional references via email to: Cheryl Smith, Director of Human Resources, at jobs@elms.edu. Applications will be accepted and review of candidates will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Elms College’s diversity statement embodies the charism of the founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, including embracing “the love of neighbor without distinction” and whose Catholic heritage guides our intellectual, social, educational, and community endeavors.

Elms College seeks applicants who demonstrate a commitment to justice, equity and inclusion, and have experience working with diverse groups, proven through educational background, professional development and lived experience. For faculty positions, application materials must address past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity and/or service.

Elms College is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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