Assistant/Associate Professor: Social Services Administration

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The School of Social Work at San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor Rank) with expertise in the field of Social Service Administration, to begin Fall 2020. 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 or Associate Professor Position: We seek a researcher in Social Service Administration (Macro Social Work) who is capable of developing an educational and research agenda that focuses on social policies and the delivery of social services, where understanding of future population needs that will be met by social workers is critical to the profession.  The candidate is expected to demonstrate or establish trajectories on research that includes study of organizational practices such as the uptake of evidence-based practices addressing community-based organizations that serve racial or ethnic minorities.   The emphasis on social policy and social services will complement the School’s expertise in organizational leadership training. 

Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels is strongly desired. A candidate must demonstrate evidence of scholarship, and show strong promise in obtaining extra-mural research funds.  An MSW and a doctorate in social work or a related field are required from a CSWE accredited institution, along with two years post-MSW macro 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 U.S.-Mexico 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 our community partners and university colleagues in order to conduct research which contributes to the scholarly literature on social service administration or macro social work practice.

Salary and benefits are competitive and are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application review will begin October 1, 2019 and the position will remain open until it is filled.

San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research- Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897. SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21.  SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research- Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation and has been named on the Faculty/Scholarly Productive Index as the No. 1 small research university in the nation.   Additional information about the University is available at    SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse and 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.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names and contact information of three (3) references will be accepted via Interfolio at For additional inquiries or questions, please contact Ms. Jullian Tufugafale at [email protected] 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 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed 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 an Equal Opportunity/Title IX 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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Posted: 8/12/2019
Application Due: 10/11/2019
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