Assistant Professor/Field Education Director (BSW)
Social Work Program

Northeastern Illinois University invites applications to fill a tenure-track full-time assistant professor/field education director position starting in fall 2020. The position is primarily in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program. 

Responsibilities include coordinating the BSW field education and teaching a variety of undergraduate social work courses including field seminars, social work practice, social welfare policy, social work research, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and introduction to social work. Other responsibilities include student advising and serving on department, college, and University-wide committees.


  • Doctorate degree in social work or a related field
  • MSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, active scholarship, and service
  • Candidates who expect to teach practice courses should also have at least two years of post-MSW practice experience.

Successful candidates should address, in the application, their abilities to work within a culturally diverse environment and to prepare students to work effectively in a world of increasing diversity. We seek candidates committed to social work education, teaching, online education, as well as research, service, and the mission of the university.  


  • letter of application
  • transcript
  • curriculum vitae with current e-mail address
  • statement of teaching philosophy and research plan
  • samples of publications or other examples of scholarly writing
  • three letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness)

Send to Dr. Job Ngwe, chair and professor of social work, Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-4699. Electronic submissions should be sent to

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. 


Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Regarded as the most diverse university in the Midwest, Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs. 

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.