Position Summary: Governors State University (GSU) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Social Work, College of Health and Human Services. Rank is open. We seek candidates with a minimum of five years of post MSW Practice experience with children, adults, and families, and teaching experience in policy and/or direct practice in mental health, inclusive of holistic practices methods or family practice curricular areas. The successful candidate will teach primarily in the MSW program and demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching social work practice grounded is a social justice ethic.
Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing major transition. Currently a non-residential institution, accepting transfer and graduate students only, GSU will accept first-year students and complete its first residence halls in 2014. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is planning a state-of-the-art General Education program and working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.
Through its Strategy 2015, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university's high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers several applied doctoral degrees in health and counseling fields and launched an Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership in January 2013.
The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.
Minimum Qualifications: - MSW from a CSWE-accredited institution;
- Doctorate in Social Work or a related field, ABD's will be considered, but must complete all degree requirements by July 31, 2015;
- Post-MSW teaching experience; and
- Minimum of five years post-MSW micro/mezzo/macro practice experience.