Assistant Professor: Social Work

San Diego, California
Aug 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Social Work at San Diego State University has one tenure-track position available for Fall 2018.  The School offers both BSW and MSW degree programs, and a BA in Gerontology. The graduate program provides advanced concentrations in Direct Practice and in Administration and Community Development.  The School, in conjunction with the Division of Global Public Health, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) offers a Joint Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use . For more information, please visit our website at

Assistant Professor Position:  Expertise is sought in Direct Social Work Practice, with a particular emphasis in trauma and trauma-specific treatments.  A suitable candidate will have the ability to teach Direct Practice courses and will have demonstrated research expertise regarding trauma, trauma informed care, and trauma treatments.  Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels is desired.  A candidate must show promise in obtaining extra-mural funds.  An MSW and a doctorate in social work or a related field are required, along with two years post-MSW direct practice experience.  A commitment to working in a multi-cultural environment with students from diverse backgrounds is desired.  The SDSU School of Social Work is located near the Mexican border and in a large metropolitan area with a wide range of diverse communities which include newly arrived immigrants and refugees from many countries and centuries-old Native American tribes and bands. A candidate must have the ability to develop working relationships with treatment providers in order to conduct research which contributes to the scholarly literature on trauma practice.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institute with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.  Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Application review will begin October 2, 2017 and will remain open until filled

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and cover letter, will be accepted via Interfolio at For additional inquiries or questions, please contact Ms. Jullian Tufugafale at or at 619-594-5724. 

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1803 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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