Western New Mexico University, a public, comprehensive, regional institution serving a diverse multicultural population of more than 3,500 students, is located in Silver City, New Mexico. WNMU’s Deming campus serves a diverse population of 400 non-traditional students. WNMU’s accredited programs include nursing, occupational therapy, education, business, social work, and child development. Exemplary teaching, quality programs, commitment to diversity, and enhanced regional service characterize WNMU’s mission.
WNMU’S COLLEGE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
IS RECRUITING FOR AN
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL WORK
Applications are invited for a nine month, tenure-track faculty position with a contract starting August 2013. Position responsibilities include advising, program development, field liaison responsibilities for students in agencies without MSWs, assessment, university service, scholarly activity, community service, and advisement of student organizations. During the interview candidates will make a thirty (30) minute class presentation on a topic selected by the search committee. Research; grant writing; experience on university, community, and professional committees and organizations; and previous teaching experience are desired. Previous successful interaction with diverse groups and proficiency in Spanish are preferred for all positions. Social Work also accepts proficiency in a regional Native American language and/or extensive knowledge of Hispanic or Native American cultures of the Southwest as preferred. Position carries with it the opportunity to live in Silver City, Deming, or Gallup, NM, and may be assigned either to the in-Candidacy MSW program or the long-accredited BSW program, depending on the applicants and the needs of the School of Social Work.
College of Health & Human Services – Seeks an Associate of Social Work (nine month, tenure track position)
The College of Health & Human Services seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Associate Professor in Social Work position beginning Fall 2013. The BSW program is a small, CSWE accredited program that offers a strong generalist curriculum; the in-Candidacy MSW program, when accredited, will have a focus on rural practice with diverse populations. Ability to use technology and a willingness to participate in distance learning are considered assets.
Job Duties: Teaching is paramount; position carries the possibility of serving as MSW Program Coordinator. In addition, position carries the responsibility for serving as field liaison for students in placements without a social worker on staff. Serving on faculty committees is required.
Minimum requirements: Doctorate degree (preferably in Social Work) with a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE – accredited institution is required. Candidates must be eligible for social work licensure in New Mexico.
Preferred requirements: Previous experience in higher education and proficiency in Spanish or a regional Native American language, and/or extensive knowledge of Hispanic or Native American cultures of the Southwest.
Salary: $60,678 - $62,871 Contingent upon available funding
Review of all application materials will begin on Friday, January 25, 2013 and will continue until filled. While no deadline has been established, for optimal consideration candidates should submit completed applications by Thursday, January 24, 2013.
TO APPLY: A complete application must include a WNMU online application, a cover letter and vita, copy of unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts are required at the time of an offer to interview), copy of current active social work licensure or statement of eligibility to obtain upon hire, a personal statement that addresses the applicant’s teaching philosophy as well as the applicant’s experience with and expectations regarding the use of technology in teaching, at least three letters of recommendation (two of which focus on the applicant’s teaching ability and potential), and the names/mailing addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of five current references. Additional documentation may be requested from semi-finalists. The WNMU application can be found online at: http://www.wnmu.edu/jobs/employmentapp.shtml . Send required documentation to: Western New Mexico University, Attn: Human Resources Department, 1000 W. College Ave./P.O. Box 680, Silver City, New Mexico, 88062; Phone: (575) 538-6328 and FAX: (575) 538-6338. For more information about WNMU, please visit our Web site at http://www.wnmu.edu .
Western New Mexico University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, handicap or national origin.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of criminal, education and employment screening.