Assistant Professor of Social Work

Job description

The Department of History and Social Sciences at Marian University-Indianapolis invites applications for a full-time tenure track social work position beginning August 2021. The new Bachelor of Social Work program is currently in candidacy status with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability, or strong potential for success, in teaching across the social work curriculum in the context of generalist social work practice. The faculty member will be expected to contribute to the departmental culture committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The Faculty member promotes Marian University’s Catholic mission and identity by advising social work majors, engaging in scholarship and professional development activities, and providing service in support of the program, department, and college. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the areas of Sociology, Health, Public Health, or Criminology/Criminal Justice.

Marian University is a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Marian University has been experiencing significant growth over the last decade and is expanding its academic offerings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated ability or strong potential for success in teaching across the social work curriculum, including in the areas of research methods or content specialty practices.
  • Teach 24 credits per year using curriculum design in alignment with CSWE EPAS 2015 and a student-centered, engaged learning pedagogy.
  • Mentor students from diverse backgrounds, including first generation college students.
  • Advise social work majors and contribute in other ways to the social work program and the work of the department including the accreditation/reaffirmation and field education processes.
  • Conduct and publish research to enhance the general body of knowledge in social work.
  • Present research findings and other academic papers at national or professional conferences.
  • Work in partnership with the Office of Institutional Advancement to pursue grant funding opportunities as appropriate.
  • Support and participate in college committees and/or professional organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet the strategic goals of the institution.
  • Support all college initiatives to recruit and retain talented students.
  • Serve as an active member of the department and the Marian University community.
  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:

  • A commitment to the mission and values of Marian University
  • A strong commitment to high-impact learning experiences
  • DSW/PhD (or doctorate in related field) and an MSW degree from CSWE accredited institutions, at least two years of post-master’s social work practice, and some teaching experience in an accredited social work program.
  • Evidence of strong teaching skills in higher education in the field of social work practice and whose research interests support and encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion in social work practice and/or education.
  • Excellent communication, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated, and to work collaboratively with colleagues across academic disciplines.
  • Experience with online teaching preferred.
  • Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Midwestern rankings to be named #6 Most Innovative Regional University, #15 Best Value University, and #30 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

    Review of applications will begin November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and concise equity and diversity statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population. All applications should be submitted to [email protected].

    Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/8/2020
    Application Due: 4/7/2021
    Work Type: Full Time