Social Justice

New faculty and administrative positions

  • 1.  New faculty and administrative positions

    Posted Sep 16, 2022 16:30

    I am excited to announce that we have five positions at the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Social Work (UTCSW). Come join a university on the rise, with a growing student body, vibrant campuses in Knoxville and Nashville, and an outstanding social work research and practice faculty, staff, and students!

    With over 850 students enrolled in undergraduate, MSSW, DSW, and PhD programs in Knoxville, Nashville, and online, the UTCSW is preparing highly skilled and culturally sensitive social workers to address areas of need across the state, the country, and the globe. We are also looking for qualified candidates who will help the UTCSW move forward in our commitment to anti-oppressive practice, equity, inclusive excellence, and social justice. We are committed to education, scholarship, and service that together move the needle on the social and economic problems that disproportionately affect under resourced and minoritized populations. We are also committed to creating a college culture where all people can thrive.

    Two positions are advanced, tenure track faculty-one endowed professor in mental health research, two are for administrative positions, and one is for a tenure-track assistant professor. The links to the position ads are below:


    Cooper-Herron Endowed Professorship in Mental Health Practice and Research


    Associate/Full Professor


    Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion


    MSSW Online Program Director


    Assistant Professor


    Inquiries may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Lizzie Bowland






    Lori Messinger, PhD, MA, MSW

    Dean, College of Social Work

    University of Tennessee Knoxville



    Phone: (865) 974-6693

    Mailing Address: 1618 W. Cumberland Ave.

    Knoxville, TN 37996

    Office Address: 401 Henson Hall

    Pronouns: She/her

    Lori Messinger
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville TN