Assistant Professor - School of Social Work

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Illinois State University
Location
Normal, Illinois

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Professional Fields, Social Work
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job No: 512286
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Assistant Professor - School of Social Work

Employee Classification: Asst Professor

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: School of Social Work

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The School of Social Work at Illinois State University invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate will be interested in teaching across the curriculum at the BSW and MSW levels. This is a nine-month tenure-track position. This position is primarily responsible for teaching practice courses. The initial teaching responsibility calls for four (4) courses during the first academic year and then six (6) courses per year thereafter. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in service to the school, college, university, and profession. Salary is highly competitive.

Additional Information

The School of Social Work houses the Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies, and the Baccalaureate and Master’s degree programs that prepare approximately 120 undergraduates and 65 master’s degree students annually. Faculty teach across both BSW and the MSW programs. The MSW Program currently has two specializations: Child and Family Practice and School Social Work. In addition to specializations, students can acquire the coursework necessary for Child Welfare certification, and the School of Social Work collaborates with the Women’s and Gender Studies program for a WGS graduate certificate and with the Department of Sociology for a graduate certificate in the Social Aspects of Aging. The graduate program has an emerging area of practice in the field of integrated behavioral health care. There are eight faculty and three administrative/professional staff.

The School of Social Work is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. The School has earned recognition as one of the most diverse units on campus through its steady increase of faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented groups. Illinois State University strongly believes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, students, and service recipients, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply. People with disabilities, Veterans, and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are encouraged to apply.

Illinois State University is located in Central Illinois mid-way between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and has a student population of almost 21,000. It is a Doctoral Research-Intensive University offering 72 undergraduate programs, 42 master’s programs, 10 doctoral programs, a Specialist in School Psychology and 8 graduate level certificates in six colleges. Illinois State University is ranked in the top 100 public universities by U.S. News and World Report and was named as “A Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. The School of Social Work is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and is one of 16 departments/schools in the College.

Illinois State University offers exceptional support for faculty interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL). The University has both an innovative Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) and an endowed chair in SOTL. CTLT offers consultation, symposia and workshops, facilitation of learning communities, and grants to support SOTL. The Illinois State University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) offers seed grants to support faculty research and scholarship. Illinois State University is also distinguished by its institutional investment in creating a spirit of civic engagement in all students through its exemplary Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CESL).

Illinois State University is committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion-Access (EDI-A). The University’s new Multicultural Center provides programs and services to help students flourish academically and socially and to encourage understanding, appreciation, and respect for diversity in the University community.

Required Qualifications

1. The position requires an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program by appointment start date and a doctorate in social work or a related field. ABD candidates can apply and are required to complete the doctorate within the first academic year of hire.
2. A minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience is required.
3. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for teaching positions.
4. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Work Hours

Varies depending on class hours and office hours.

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.

Proposed Starting Date

8/16/2022

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Pay is commensurate with qualification and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package.

Required Applicant Documents

1) a cover letter describing your qualifications, accomplishments, and your commitment to student success, particularly related to students from BIPOC populations

2) a statement of your teaching philosophy which should include examples of your commitment to develop an inclusive learning environment, and

3) current vita

4) In addition, please email three signed reference letters directly to Dr. Deneca Avant, Interim Director, Illinois State University, School of Social Work, at [email protected]

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

The position begins on August 16, 2022. Please submit materials by Monday, December 6, 2021. However, review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application for posting #512286 at www.jobs.ilstu.edu. The application should include:1) a cover letter describing your qualifications, accomplishments, and your commitment to student success, particularly related to students from BIPOC populations, 2) a statement of your teaching philosophy which should include examples of your commitment to develop an inclusive learning environment, and 3) current vita. In addition, please email three signed reference letters directly to Dr. Deneca Avant, Interim Director, Illinois State University, School of Social Work, at [email protected]

Contact Information for Applicants

Roberta Moore, Office Administrator, at (309) 438-7320 or via email at [email protected] .

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 10/05/2021 03:05 PM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled


Organization

About

Founded in 1857, Illinois State University was the first public university in the state and is one of the Midwest’s oldest institutions of higher education. It is a coeducational, residential university. Its 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 41 master’s, nine specialist, and ten doctoral programs.

The 1,110 acre campus includes more than 60 major buildings with state-of-the-art technology, and Watterson Towers is one of the most unique structures, as this residence hall is the tallest building between Chicago and St. Louis. Other major facilities include a Center for the Performing Arts, a 360-acre farm, Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium, a University Planetarium, Redbird Arena, and Hancock Stadium. From meeting facilities to cultural opportunities through the arts, and excitement of numerous sporting events each year, ISU is a vital part of the Bloomington-Normal community.

Vision

Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, will be increasingly recognized as a national leader for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and transformative experience at an institution that:

  • Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate traditional knowledge and methods with emerging ideas and innovations
  • Generates knowledge through high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Supports student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom
  • Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments to responsible stewardship, meaningful civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and the development of global citizens

Mission

We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.

Values

Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship

Illinois State University works with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Faculty members embrace a balanced teacher–scholar model that values their contributions as teachers (facilitators of learning) and scholars (creators and discoverers of knowledge and information). 

Individualized Attention

Illinois State University provides a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. Innovative curricular and cocurricular programs, strong student-faculty-staff connections, and superior student services focus on each student as an individual. The University fosters academic and personal growth, recognizes unique educational aspirations, and acknowledges that each faculty and staff member is integral to student success.

Diversity

Illinois State University affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences by fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. The University supports a diverse faculty and staff who mentor a diverse student population. The University endeavors to provide opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to participate in a global society.

Integrity

Illinois State University promotes an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. Leadership of the University is characterized by stability, adherence to shared values, collaborative decision making, and accountable stewardship of all university resources. Members of the University community work collaboratively through shared governance to ensure the success of the University and are dedicated to making ongoing improvements, always enhancing their contribution to Illinois State University and building on prior accomplishments. Teaching and learning, including research and creative activities, are conducted at the highest level of academic quality and integrity.

Civic Engagement

Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. The University partners with business, industry, government, and educational entities providing leadership in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives; expanding service and outreach; and enhancing financial support for instructional, scholarly, and service activities.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer​.

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