Career Opportunities

UConn School of Social Work is a national leader in graduate social work education with a tradition of educating and serving diverse communities. We are ranked in the top 9% of graduate schools of social work nationally and number one in Connecticut.

The school’s research doctorate is the only public social work Ph.D. program in the region. Our externally funded research and sponsored programs portfolio exceeds $43 million dollars. Areas of distinction include child welfare and child well-being; behavioral health, trauma and violence prevention and reduction; international social work and human rights; immigrant and refugee studies; social and health disparities; diversity and cultural competence; and policy analysis, advocacy, and community organizing.

The School of Social Work is actively involved in a growing number of interdisciplinary collaborations within the University, including with the School of Law, UConn Health, and the Human Rights Institute. We have extensive collaborations with public and private human service agencies. Our School is also home to the Innovations Institute, a nationally recognized interdisciplinary implementation and translational research center.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive faculty environment and especially welcome applicants from historically underrepresented groups. Our faculty is collegial, supportive, and dedicated to the success of our early career faculty. We seek highly motivated and productive early career scholars who are committed to research, social justice, and social work education.

Current Positions


There are no open faculty positions at this time. Please check this page for future opportunities.

If you have questions about working at the School of Social Work, please contact

Adjunct Instructors

The teaching of our full-time faculty is complemented by our diverse pool of adjunct instructors. Our adjunct instructors apply their knowledge and professional experience to inform their teaching and help students bridge their understanding of theory and practice. We value adjunct instructors as part of our community, and we appreciate their efforts in contributing to the education of our social work students.

We are seeking applications for the adjunct pool in an ongoing manner. If you have questions about becoming an adjunct instructor, please contact our team at


There are no open staff positions at this time. Please check this page for future opportunities.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.