Assistant Professor of Social Work
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
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, advising and research.
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
The ability to actively participate in an ongoing mentoring and retention plan. Advise social work 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 program 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 and teaching/mentoring and be accessible to students. The candidate will demonstrate evidence of sensibility to an understanding of the diverse, academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of staff and students in diverse communities.
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
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Provide support for continuous process improvement of the academic programs and departments.
The applicant must have the ability to operate simple office equipment, i.e., calculator, Scantron machine, projector, etc. Computer skills are a must. Proficient in Microsoft/Word, Excel, Powerpoint, course and learning management software (Statistical Package, Blackboard, Canvas, BANNER, and Online class preparation /administration).
Candidates Should Submit:(a) a letter of interest outlining interest in and qualifications for the position, including research interests, teaching areas, and areas of service and/or leadership; (b) a teaching philosophy; ( c) a curriculum vitae; (d) a copy of all unofficial transcripts.
In addition, please send three (3) letters of reference which supports the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, and/or service/leadership. All application materials must be submitted through this portal.
Finalists must successfully complete the on-campus interview process and teaching demonstration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
This position is a full-time, tenure-track, 9 month position.