Assistant or Associate Professor ~ Social Work

Rochester, New York
Sep 08, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Social Work Department invites applications for a full time, tenure track position at the rank of Associate Professor (preferred) or Assistant Professor (required) to begin August 2018. The department seeks candidates committed to teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and professional programs. Applicants who will contribute to the college’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in the Greater Rochester Collaborative Master of Social Work Program of Nazareth College and the College at Brockport, SUNY and in the BSW Program of Nazareth College and will preferably possess skills necessary for administrative departmental leadership.

Located in the School of Health and Human Services with a focus on interprofessional collaboration, the Social Work Department has approximately 85 undergraduate students in the BSW program and 200 graduate students in the Collaborative MSW program.

The mission of the Social Work Department is “to educate ethical, competent social workers prepared to engage in strengths-based practice, to advance human rights as well as social and economic justice and respect for diversity.” The mission of the GRC MSW Program is “to educate students to become competent and ethical professional social workers who will promote social and economic justice and equality through collaborative community focused practice that reflects the rights, needs and dignity of all people.”

Both the MSW and BSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The successful candidate will have primary responsibility to teach across the social work curriculum from generalist to advanced practice and policy primarily in the graduate program site in downtown Rochester; rotational assignment in the BSW program and/or one of the satellite sites; curriculum development, advisement, and service to the program and department as assigned: college and community engagement and service; active scholarly activity.

Required Education

Applicants should have a doctoral degree and possess an MSW from a CSWE accredited or approved program.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Two years post-MSW practice experience is required. Candidates should be eligible to obtain the LMSW (minimum) in the state of New York. Demonstrated commitment and effectiveness in serving diverse student populations, and dedication to building a diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment. Demonstrated agenda for scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching with preference given to candidates with previous teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in social work with experience with CSWE accreditation process. Clinical practice experience in mental health and/or substance abuse, as well as knowledge of social policy and advocacy is desired. Preference for candidates with demonstrated leadership roles in an educational/academic setting with potential for immediate social work leadership as a program director or department chair. Experience with a variety of teaching methods and with development and delivery of hybrid or online courses. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2100 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares graduates to live and work as leaders in diverse communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth hires faculty who are committed to excellent teaching, student success, civic engagement, and who will champion diversity within the campus community and beyond. Nazareth strives to be both diverse and inclusive, addressing issues of power, privilege, and marginalization through curricular, co-curricular, scholarly, creative and support activities. The College is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for world-class cultural and entertainment offerings and a fast-growing innovation economy. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE

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