Social Work Faculty

Roberts Wesleyan College invites candidates to apply for a full-time (9 month), tenure track Social Work faculty position beginning August, 2021.  The Social Work program is housed in the School of Education and Social Work on our park-like campus in Rochester New York, providing the program with the advantages of a suburban setting within a vibrant metropolitan area.

Roberts Wesleyan College is a comprehensive, Christian college of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions serving approximately 1800 traditional and nontraditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College is committed to integrating a Christian worldview with learning in order to prepare thoughtful, spiritually mature, service-oriented people who will help transform society.  Roberts has more than 60 undergraduate programs/majors, including 6 different adult-degree completion programs, 14 graduate programs, and 12 online programs; our first doctoral program launched in 2016.  

Department of Social Work:

The vision of the Department of Social Work is to lead the advancement of integrating Christian faith with social work practice, scholarship, and service locally, nationally, and internationally. Our department serves over 150 students and has 12 faculty members with 5 serving in the BSW Program and 7 serving in the MSW Program.


The faculty hired will teach full-time in our MSW program. The teaching load is 18 credits per academic year and will include a mix of traditional and future online courses.  Other responsibilities include committee work in the Social Work Department and College, service to the community, advising, and scholarship. The successful applicant will teach in the mental health concentration. 


We are seeking applicants who have a licensed MSW and have a completed Ph.D. in social work or a related field.  Candidates are expected to show experience teaching social work assessment and intervention, an employment history as a mental health clinician, a record of scholarship, and a Christian faith commitment consistent with the mission of the institution. A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate cultural competence and value the principles of diversity & equity. Candidates must have at least two years post-MSW social work practice experience, preferably in a mental health setting. Candidates without a Ph.D. may be considered.

Application Process:

Applications will be considered until the position is filled   Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  Interested candidates should send (1) a letter of application, specifying areas of teaching and research interest and practice experiences, (2) curriculum vita, and (3) an Application for Faculty Position, available at 

All materials should be submitted to

Rebekah Crofford, PhD, LCSW-R, RPTS
Chair, Department of Social Work
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624

For further information, contact Dr. Rebekah Crofford, Department Chair via e-mail: or call 585.594.6490.  Persons from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

RWC and NES comply with all applicable non-discrimination laws and are committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.