BSW Core Faculty

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Job location: Pasadena, CA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-28
Req: R0006089
Job Description:


Pacific Oaks College is proud to announce a BSW Core faculty position for the Bachelor and Master of Social Work programs. These programs will be housed in Pacific Oaks’ School of Cultural & Family Psychology, alongside our accredited Masters of Marriage Family Therapy program, the Master of Arts in Cultural & Family Studies, and the Bachelor of Community Psychology program. Pacific Oaks College is in Pre-candidacy process of accreditation with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

As a full-time Social Work Faculty member, you will provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge online technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline. Candidates should be highly motivated and passionate about teaching and knowledgeable about social work competencies by providing exceptional quality instruction in an online environment. BSW faculty will teach undergraduate courses and at times Graduate courses and will support department activity in the BSW and MSW Programs.

Pacific Oaks College and the School of Cultural & Family Psychology is seeking a committed and enthusiastic person who supports the Core Values adopted by faculty, along with being dedicated to ensuring the College’s mission of anti-oppression and Social justice. Preferred candidate would have clinical work experience with Latinx families and knowledge about Latinx communities and issues unique to the population.

Other responsibilities outlined in the current Faculty Supplemental Manual, including scholarship, service, advising, and committee work.

This position will be based on our Pasadena campus.


  • This is a 12-month faculty position.
  • The BSW Core Faculty will work closely with the BSW Program Director to advise and support BSW students.
  • Core Faculty lead the assessment process for their respective programs.
  • This position will work closely to create, oversee and manage the assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Core Faculty act as the subject matter experts and serve as lead faculty over several courses.
  • The Core Faculty member must have full command of the subject and an understanding of its relationship to other areas of knowledge, in addition they will ensure Course content is current.
  • Core Faculty also will ensure all syllabi have an up-to-date bibliography. They will also maintain each course have professional competencies in the course.


  • Teaching 24-credits in an academic year;
  • Overseeing curriculum development;
  • Work collaboratively with Director of Field Education for field placements;
  • Participate in Faculty Council and required Standing Committees;
  • Participate in WSCUC and CSWE accreditation;
  • Lead and coordinate student learning assessment;
  • Stay current on topics and practices related to the discipline
  • Participate in curriculum design & development
  • Actively support and participate in: The current Strategic Plan, Annual Goals, Faculty Core Values and other College/university mission and initiatives
  • Actively participate in Faculty Council and Standing Committees
  • Assist the Dean and Program Director in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study, college, and University
  • Provide leadership to adjunct faculty
  • Actively engagement in professional development activities
  • And, other activities related to the teaching and learning for Pacific Oaks College.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds in higher education
  • Knowledge of and experience with social justice activities to enhance already established program focus
  • Demonstrated ability to model social work professional values and ethics, and to work effectively with colleagues
  • Evidence of effective provision of both clinical and non-clinical content in the areas of individuals, families and groups; and/or, Evidence of effective community and organizational engagement
  • Strong communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated teamwork, self-motivation, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards.


  • Knowledgeable and experienced with CSWE-accreditation
  • Preferred clinical work experience with Latinx families and knowledge about Latinx communities and issues unique to the population.


  • Master of Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited institution


  • Doctorate degree in Social Work (PhD or DSW)


  • Two (2) years of post-MSW practice experience


  • Four years of teaching experience in higher education in social work or related fields, preferably in an online modality
  • Licensed (LCSW) or license-eligible in State of residence
  • Direct experience evaluating learner achievement, providing input into curriculum development, policy and procedure formulation, and evaluation of program effectiveness
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching across multiple modalities

Pacific Oaks offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of diversity and social justice. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical, vision, and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, 403b with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition discount, and other perks.

Pacific Oaks is an affiliate of TCS Education System. To apply for this position or others, visit our Careers’ Page at:

Pacific Oaks participates in E-Verify and verifies identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Pacific Oaks offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time