Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work
Doctorate degree in assigned area of specialty; and 2 years research experience.
Purpose of Job
The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, continually access and evaluate student outcomes in meeting competencies of social work practice and admission to graduate school.
Scope of Responsibilities
The candidate must be able to teach across the baccalaureate Social Work curriculum. Provide continuous assessment of student learning outcomes and evaluation of the social work program. The position also requires engagement in research/scholarship and service.
Essential Job Functions
Essential job functions include the ability to actively participate in an ongoing mentoring and retention plan. Advise students about curriculum and registration requirements for graduation. Contribute to continual program improvement through annual evaluation of program outcomes and objectives. Prepare required information for quality enhancement plan. Serve on faculty committees. Participate in recruitment of students to the program. Assist in ongoing curriculum development; participate in service to the department, school, and the community; actively engage in professional activities related to Social Work, including a demonstrated commitment to a specific research agenda; assist the unit in the reaffirmation process. Demonstrate a strong commitment to research, teaching, and mentoring.
An earned doctorate in Social Work or a related field, plus a MSW from a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, and two years post-Masters social work practice experience required. ABD candidates will be considered as well. Other qualifications include:
• Demonstrated teaching ability in social work at the BSW level and curriculum development
• Ability to teach a range of undergraduate social work courses and outcome assessment
• An active scholarship and research agenda
Licensing and Certifications
A license in Social Work or license eligible at the MSW level or higher in the State of Mississippi is preferred.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
The applicant must have the ability to operate simple office equipment, i.e., calculator, Scranton machine, projector, etc. Computer skills are a must. Proficient in Microsoft Word/Office, Excel, PowerPoint and course and learning management software (Statistical Packages, Blackboard, BANNER, and Online class preparation/administration).