Social Work Faculty Position, with primary assignment to the BSW program (F140)

Job description

Position Tracking Number:  F140

School/College:  School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Department: Social Work

Location:  Azusa Campus


The Bachelor of Social Work program at Azusa Pacific University seeks to prepare students for professional social work practice as demonstrated by competence in skill performance with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Emphasis is on engagement with students that integrates high expectations with high support for academic success. Training focuses on a holistic approach to professional development with a goal to prepare effective generalist social work practitioners.

Announcing a nine-month faculty appointment with primary assignment in the Bachelor of Social Work program, carrying instructional responsibilities. Candidates are expected to teach across the generalist curriculum. Strong social work practice skills and experience in teaching generalist social work practice, human rights, and human diversity preferred. The candidates are expected to share in departmental activities, including student advising, program assessment, and student admissions. As our student body is reflective of the diversity of southern California, the Department seeks to recruit faculty from diverse backgrounds, committed to excellence, a team environment, and social justice. Experience in higher education preferred.


Description: Nine month faculty position in a thriving, urban, CSWE accredited, Bachelor of Social Work program. As faculty, duties include full-time teaching responsibilities, scholarship, and service. Experience in higher education preferred, with familiarity in BSW education strongly desirable.


Specialization: Strong teaching skills, social work direct practice, human rights and social justice.



  • Teach courses across the generalist curriculum.
  • Assist in student advising, program assessment and student admissions.
  • Participation in the life of and service to the department and greater university community.
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of knowledge and expertise to advance the social work profession.
  • Work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites as indicated for role.


Level: Full-time faculty appointment, rank based on education and experience.


Qualifications: Ph.D. preferred, Master of Social Work degree from an accredited social work program, with minimum two years post MSW practice experience required. LCSW preferred. Candidates must be able to communicate their Christian faith and how they ethically integrate faith in social work scholarship and practice. Strong commitment to BSW education desired. Prior teaching/training experience strongly preferred. Basic computer skills required.


Experience:  Strong teaching skills, experience in direct social work practice, diversity, and human rights preferred.  


Workload:  Nine month contract, full-time.


Hire Date:  August, 2019


Mental Demands:

  • Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
  • Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.


Additional Information:  

Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at, to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.


Application Procedure:

To apply, visit Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.





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Job No: F140
Posted: 5/8/2019
Application Due: 7/7/2019
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