Faculty in Social Work

Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, California

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Professional Fields, Social Work
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


FACULTY IN Social Work

POSITION:  Full-time, with faculty rank; 11-month faculty appointment, tenure-track, in the School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Science.

STARTING DATE:  July 1, 2022.  Applications will be reviewed beginning April 2022 and will continue until a faculty is hired.


Fresno Pacific University is a faith-based, Hispanic Serving Institution located in the San Joaquin Valley of California.  The Social Work program makes a significant contribution to the field in the Central Valley, helping students develop generalist social work practice skills.


The department is looking for a Faculty Member in Social Work who can teach across the curriculum spectrum. Candidates must be able to teach in the evenings in the Degree Completion format, which includes hybrid, blended six-week courses, and may also be asked to teach in the Traditional Undergraduate (TUG) format, which includes day courses. The faculty member will be expected to engage in scholarly activity, curriculum development, and contribute to ongoing program assessment and evaluation.



  • Doctorate in social work or related field; an MSW from a CSWE-accredited university is required for this position. An MSW without a doctorate may be considered; however, faculty are required to have, or be willing to complete, a terminal degree.
  • Record or promise of scholarly achievement.
  • Knowledge of technology/learning management systems.
  • Experience or aptitude for outstanding college-level teaching.
  • Minimum of five years post-MA experience in social work/human services.
  • Interest and experience in online development for hybrid courses.
  • Demonstrated cultural humility and capacity to understand and advance equity and diversity in the educational environment.
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning, and involvement in a local church.


  • Evidence of scholarly contributions to the field of social work.
  • Teaching experience in a college setting, preferably with adult learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to schedule, lead, and train a large pool of adjuncts. 
  • Knowledge of CSWE standards, and the ability to prepare for and manage external reviews of the program.
  • Familiarity with the Latino community, as well as the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the Central Valley.
  • Ability ethically to integrate Christian faith in the field of social work education.
  • Membership in a Mennonite Brethren congregation.


Fresno Pacific University is the only accredited Christian university founded in the Central Valley. FPU connects every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. FPU offers undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation to more than 3,500 traditional and adult students on the main campus in southeast Fresno and regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 8,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, and is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 47 percent. FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. Both U.S. News and Washington Monthly include FPU on their “Best Value” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists, U.S. News places it at number 13 in its category for student social mobility and Money has ranked it at number 11 among 50 Best Colleges for Transfer Students. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.

COMPENSATION: Dependent on qualifications and experience, paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA).

APPLICATION: The link to the application is within the job description at http://www.fresno.edu/careers

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Dr. Ron Herms
Dean, School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2301
Fresno, CA 93702

Or [email protected]

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

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