Assistant Professor of Social Work

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Sociology, Human Services, and Criminal Justice

Job Description:  Assistant Professor of Social Work (area of specialization open). Nine-month tenure track appointment to begin August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include courses in sociology and human services/social work (preference given to candidates who can teach research methods and statistics). The successful candidate may also teach courses in criminal justice, if appropriate. Teaching expertise should include a willingness to teach online and/or incorporate innovative technology-leveraged approaches to classroom instruction. The Department’s six full-time faculty support approximately 125-150 majors enrolled in dynamic programs in Sociology, Human Services, and Criminal Justice, with the Human Services degree transitioning to Social Work in the immediate future.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess an earned doctorate in Social Work or an earned doctorate in Sociology or a related field with a masters in Social Work from an accredited institution of higher education (candidates who are ABD may be considered).       

Salary:        commensurate with qualifications and experience

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit, or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Application: Items to be submitted via e-mail in PDF format include a letter of application, current curriculum vita, a statement of higher education philosophy, and three letters of recommendation directed to:   

Dr. Malcolm L. Rigsby, Search Committee Chair

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas’ Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.