Professor-Fixed Term

Job description

Working/Functional Title

Inst/Ast/Assoc/Full Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The MSU School of Social Work is dedicated to educating students for ethical, competent, responsive, and innovative social work practice, and to conducting and disseminating high quality research that improves the well-being of the most vulnerable in society. Our teaching, research, and outreach synergistically promote social justice, positive change, and solutions to the problems facing diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. More than 650 students are enrolled in our CSWE-accredited BASW and MSW programs, and PhD program.

The School supports MSU’s outreach mission through off-campus, distance, and blended instructional programs that utilize technology and innovative teaching strategies. We also provide multiple opportunities for creative interdisciplinary teaching and research, community-based studies, and partnerships with government agencies and neighborhoods.

The School of Social Work seeks candidates for 8-10 positions to teach courses in social work practice methods, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy, and research methods to teach face-to-fact and on-line courses.  Courses are offered at our East Lansing, Flint, Statewide Blended, Oakland, Weekend and Mid-MI campus sites.  Courses could be face-to-face or Internet. 

Required Degree

Doctorate -Social Work

Minimum Requirements

MSW for Instructor Rank; Ph.D. for Assistant. Professor, Associate Professor or Professor Rank.

The successful candidate must also have demonstrated experience in teaching courses and/or seminars.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes the areas of teaching interest and resume/cv.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. 

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.




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Posted: 6/19/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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