Faculty Position in Master of Social Work

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Azusa Pacific University
Location
Azusa, California, United States
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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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




About APU:

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.

Responsibilities:

    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.

Qualifications:

    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.

Workload: Full-time

Hire Date: Open until filled

Mental Demands:

    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.

Additional Information:

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

Organization

Working at Azusa Pacific University

Developing disciples and scholars since 1899, Azusa Pacific is a comprehensive, Christian, evangelical university, committed to God First and known for excellence in higher education.

Azusa Pacific University is located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. 

APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’smaster’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized asone of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running.

The origins of Azusa Pacific University go back to 1899 when a group of spiritual leaders from various denominations met in Whittier, California. The first Bible college founded on the West Coast, the Training School for Christian Workers focused on preparing students for service and missionary endeavors. The initial class of students met March 3, 1900, with Mary A. Hill serving as the first president.

The institution then moved three times before settling in Huntington Park in 1907. In 1939, the Training School became Pacific Bible College and offered four-year degrees. Also in 1939, Cornelius P. Haggard, Th.D., emerged as the right choice to lead the school. Haggard’s early years as president were fraught with adversity—enrollment was down and donations from the prior year totaled only $27. Among his many accomplishments, Haggard launched a variety of innovative fundraising efforts, including the annual Dinner Rally that continues today. Haggard served for the next 36 years, achieving many significant milestones along the way. He served for 36 years until his death in 1975.

By the mid 1940s, Pacific Bible College had outgrown its Huntington Park campus. The Board of Trustees decided to purchase a 12-acre school for girls in the city of Azusa. Classes began on the new campus in 1947, and in 1956, the college’s name was changed to Azusa College.

Azusa College merged first in 1965 with Los Angeles Pacific College, a four-year liberal arts institution founded in 1903, and acquired the name Azusa Pacific College. Three years later, the school merged with Arlington College, which was founded in 1954. Having achieved university status, the college changed its name in 1981 to Azusa Pacific University.

After Haggard’s death, Paul E. Sago, Ph.D., became president, serving until 1989. Among his many accomplishments, Sago encouraged the development and growth of off-site educational regional centers throughout Southern California, and presided over the addition of master’s degree programs and the development of schools within the university.

Richard E. Felix, Ph.D., became president in 1990. Felix painted a vision of a flagship Christian university offering men and women an opportunity to earn not only bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but also doctorates. Felix was instrumental in initiating the university’s first three doctoral programs. This growth necessitated a renewed emphasis on the school’s historic Christian mission and priorities for community building and service. Felix reframed these values as the Cornerstones of the university—Christ, Scholarship, Community, and Service—and oversaw the construction of seven new buildings, a doubling of student enrollment, and the quadrupling of graduate programs. He announced his retirement in April 2000 after the celebration of the university’s centennial.

The Board of Trustees unanimously selected Executive Vice President Jon R. Wallace, DBA, to follow Felix as the 16th president of Azusa Pacific, effective November 27, 2000. New programs under his tenure include the Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, and Ph.D. in Nursing. Spurred by Wallace’s vision to be known first as a Christ-centered institution, today Azusa Pacific University seeks to offer transformational scholarship opportunities within the context of life-giving community and is dedicated to the practice of selfless service. This understanding of APU’s Cornerstones guides the university in all its programs and actions.

In addition, Wallace’s vision emphasizes a commitment to partner with the local community and send students out of the classroom to learn. The Neighborhood Wellness Center, for example, is a university-run clinic that brings student nursing services to the public, and the Azusa Reads Program enlists students to teach local children how to read. The High Sierra Semester (formerly Great Works Program) debuted fall 2001, offering students an opportunity to study classic Western art, music, and thought in the scenic setting of the Sierra Nevada mountains. APU also offers the Los Angeles Term, Azusa Oxford Program, the South Africa Semester, and more than 40 other national and international study opportunities.

Wallace has also overseen the completion of the on-campus residence facility, Trinity Hall, and the John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, both in 2003. The Duke Academic Complex added additional classroom and office space, and houses the Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education, the School of Theology and its library, and more.

Additionally, in 2009 Azusa Pacific completed the most fiscally significant project in its history with the building of Segerstrom Science Center, a three-story, 72,000-square-foot academic facility located on West Campus. The center includes a 90-seat lecture hall, 23 discipline-specific classrooms, 3 general-purpose classrooms, 37 teaching and research laboratories, nuclear magnetic resonance and electron microscope rooms, faculty offices, and student study and community areas.

Over the years, APU’s athletic programs have also excelled. Currently, the university’s award-winning intercollegiate athletic program consists of 17 teams, including the recent additions of the women’s water polo and swimming and diving teams. Beginning in 2005, the athletics program has won an unprecedented six consecutive National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Directors’ Cup awards. APU also belongs to the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC).

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