Assistant Professor- Social Work

Job description

Job no: 498020
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Human Development, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Department Summary

The School of Social Work at San José State University seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position in generalist and advanced generalist social work practice with diverse populations. Candidates with a specialization in any of the following curriculum areas are encouraged to apply: practice, research, theory and human behavior, policy, and/or related areas. Given our Transcultural Perspective and mission focusing on serving marginalized and oppressed populations, as well as history of community-partnered applied research and practice, and interprofessional engagement, we are seeking candidates with experience and research agenda relevant to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Required Qualifications

  • A Doctorate in Social Work, Social Welfare, or related field;
  • An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program;
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. Multicultural populations include, but not limited to, those experiencing marginalization, discrimination, or systematic oppression based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, religion/spirituality, nationality, and/or socioeconomic status;
  • Research and scholarship including publications, strong research trajectory, and/or potential for publications;
  • Teaching experience appropriate to academic specialty;
  • Ability to teach in both in-person and online environments;
  • A minimum of two years of social work practice experience, if teaching practice courses

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the trends in the social work profession in the context of diversity, globalization, and environmentalism, including specializations with certain cultural and/or language groups;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and advancement of health equity;
  • An active and well-articulated research agenda, coupled with interest and ability to secure external grant funding;
  • Evidence of both undergraduate and graduate teaching and student mentoring;
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience at the university level;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to be collegial and collaborative

Responsibilities

  • Promote the mission of the School of Social Work;
  • Design and teach introductory and advanced level courses in social work at the BASW and MSW levels;
  • Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarly, and/or creative activities (RSCA) and other professional engagement;
  • Participate in admissions and advising;
  • Attend meetings and perform committee and other service at the department, college, and university levels;
  • Participate in curriculum development to meet the needs of the program and its diverse student population;
  • Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
  • Participate in the activities and preparation needed to maintain accreditation
  • Participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments.

Compensation - Commensurate with qualifications and experience. See Benefits Summary for details.

Starting Date: August 2021

Eligibility - Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of interest (500 words maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching interests/philosophy (500 words maximum)
  • Research plans (500 words maximum)
  • Diversity statement (500 words maximum)
  • Three references with contact information

Inquires may be directed to Dr. Peter Allen Lee, Director and Professor, School of Social Work: [email protected]

Position open until filled. Review of applications will start February 1, 2021 for those who have submitted all the above required documents.

The University

San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked third nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Additional Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily 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.

Advertised: November 25, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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Posted: 11/29/2020
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