Faculty Position in Master of Social Work Tracking CodeF583 Job Description
Position Title: Faculty, Master of Social Work
Position Tracking Number: F583
School/College: School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
Department: Social Work
Location: Azusa Campus
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
The Social Work Department at Azusa Pacific University seeks to prepare students for professional social work practice as demonstrated by competence in skill performance with diverse populations in a variety of settings. As a mid-sized thriving department, emphasis is on engagement with students that integrates high expectations with high support for academic success. Training focuses on a holistic approach to professional development with a goal to prepare effective generalist and advanced social work practitioners and dynamic leaders both locally and globally. Ethical integration of faith in practice, teaching, and scholarship is emphasized.
MSW Program include full-time, part-time, and advanced standing options. Teaching may include foundation and/or specialization level courses. Specialized practice options include The Community Leadership and Program Administration specialization which prepares students for macro practice in local, national, and international contexts. The Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families specialization prepares students for a range of clinically oriented practice settings.
Announcing a full-time faculty appointment with primary assignment to the Master of Social Work Program, Azusa Campus, carrying instructional and scholarship responsibilities. As our student body is reflective of the diversity of Southern California, the Department seeks to recruit faculty from diverse backgrounds, committed to excellence, a collaborative environment, and social justice. Experience in higher education and with a combination or micro and macro social work practice preferred.
Description: Full-time faculty position in a thriving, urban, CSWE accredited Master of Social Work program. The Department of Social Work seeks candidates with experience in clinical social work practice, with emphasis on direct practice with individuals and families and strong behavioral health experience. A strong background in evidenced informed practice needed. Ability to teach across specializations desired. Experience in higher education and scholarship preferred.
Specialization: Micro/clinical social work practice, and theory, research, and leadership.
Teach assigned courses based on teaching load. Assist in student advising and mentoring, program assessment and student admissions.Participate in department and program meetings and functions, strategic planning, special programs, and campus committees as needed. Participation in the life of the department as well as the university is required.Contribute to development and dissemination of scholarship and expertise. Work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites as indicated for role.
Level: Faculty Appointment, rank based on education and experience.
PhD or DSW required, with Master of Social Work degree from an accredited social work program. Minimum of two years professional practice experience.Demonstrated excellence in teaching.Demonstrated potential for scholarship.Able to communicate the ethical integrate of Christian faith in social work scholarship and practice. Basic computer skills required
Experience: University teaching experience, inter-professional collaboration, and community-based skills strongly preferred. An ability to teach across the curriculum, with specialization in area of micro social work practice desired. Demonstrated scholarship and research potential preferred.
Hire Date: Open until filled
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Job Location Azusa, California, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular