Assistant Professor, School of Social Work - Tenure-Track

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Job TitleAssistant Professor, School of Social Work - Tenure-TrackPosition TitleAssistant Professor, School of Social Work - Tenure-TrackPosition NumberJob CategoryUniversity FacultyJob TypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusExemptCampusChicago-Water Tower CampusLocation CodeSCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK (02800A)Department NameSCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORKIs this split and/or fully grant funded? NoDuties and Responsibilities

Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for the academic year 2020-2021, beginning August 10, 2020, pending the availability of funding.

Loyola University Chicago (LUC) is a Jesuit Catholic University dedicated to the Ignatian heritage of faith, seeking God in everyday life; a profound commitment to the poor; and to issues of social responsibility and justice. Celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2020, LUC is a comprehensive, private, independent, urban institution of higher education located in vibrant Chicago. The University endeavors to develop the lives of students, faculty and staff in a spirit of inquiry for the development and application of knowledge for service to others and for living a life that is dedicated to the enrichment of the world. Respect for the person, caring for others, and action in the service of faith and social justice are central to the University’s mission. The commitment to social justice is core to both the School of Social Work and University missions.

The School of Social Work (SSW) offers the BSW, MSW, & Ph.D. in Social Work. Keeping a focus on mission, the SSW launched the first-of-its kind online, bilingual (Spanish) MSW program in fall 2019. The School provides opportunities for students to expand their worldview through classes at our John Felice Rome Center and a robust reciprocal immersion program in the area of refugees and immigrants in Mexico. Several existing (and in development) innovative certificate programs that keep students at the cutting-edge as “practitioners for the future” complete our preparation of social work professionals. Faculty have opportunities to develop pioneering CEU programs for our communities and alumni life-long learning. Preparing students through a holistic approach to becoming a lifelong learner is central to our core.

You will join an experienced and committed cadre of faculty and staff at a time of growth and during the process of re-envisioning our collective offerings to meet the “greater good” in society. More details of our faculty expertise, curriculum, Centers and other opportunities are at http://www.luc.edu/socialwork/.

We seek candidates whose scholarship builds on the strengths of the SSW, and have interests in one or more of the following areas within a local-global context: poverty; violence across the lifespan; practice with families; diversity, equity, and inclusion; integrated health/behavioral health; and/or immigrants and refugees.

We would expect the successful candidate to teach across programs (BSW, MSW, Ph.D. and other graduate programs in the future) and across at least two curricular domains (practice, policy, and/or research). Prospective faculty are expected to teach weekdays, evenings, and/or some weekends, and should have a strong interest and beginning level knowledge and skills in teaching in online/hybrid formats.

Qualifications

A MSW degree and a Ph.D. degree in Social Work or a related field is required. A minimum of two years of post MSW practice experience is required for teaching practice courses. Candidates are expected to share a passion for the welfare of vulnerable and disenfranchised populations; a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity; and a dedication to the role of social work in distressed urban communities impacted by violence and poverty.

Promising ABD candidates are welcome to apply and will be considered with the condition that the degree needs to be completed before starting employment. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The School of Social Work and Loyola University Chicago are committed to hiring diverse faculty who share our core social justice mission.

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MSW degree and a Ph.D. degree in Social Work or a related field is required. A minimum of two years of post MSW practice experience is required for teaching practice courses. Candidates are expected to share a passion for the welfare of vulnerable and disenfranchised populations; a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity; and a dedication to the role of social work in distressed urban communities impacted by violence and poverty.

Promising ABD candidates are welcome to apply and will be considered with the condition that the degree needs to be completed before starting employment. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The School of Social Work and Loyola University Chicago are committed to hiring diverse faculty who share our core social justice mission.

Open Date10/09/2019Close DateSpecial Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must apply online at www.careers.luc.edu. Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications and experiences as it resonates with the mission and work of the School of Social Work and Loyola University Chicago and a Curriculum Vitae. Candidates assessed for initial interviews will be required to provide a sample article (published or in press) and be able to supply the names and contact information of three individuals prepared to speak to the candidate’s professional qualifications and preparedness for this position. References will be contacted only after applicant is short-listed to engage with our faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders on a campus visit.

Please send inquiries to Dr. Michael Dentato, Chair, Search Committee, School of Social Work , at [email protected] The search committee will be conducting initial screening interviews at CSWE’s APM in Denver, CO during October 24-27, 2019. If a candidate is interested in meeting with the search committee, please correspond to Dr. Dentato at the email given above. Prospective candidates are also welcome to join our reception at the APM on Friday, October 25th, 2019, 8:00 to 9:30 PM, Directors Row E, Plaza Building, Sheraton Denver Downtown, to interact with faculty and staff who will be in attendance.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

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