Limited Term Assistant Professor (Social Work) Location:
Valdosta State University Regular/Temporary:
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As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. VSU is proud to have a highly diverse student body and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.
The Department of Human Services in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, limited term faculty position for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning August 1, 2022, and ending May 8, 2023. The position will have rank of Assistant Professor. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.
Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff.
The Department of Human Services is housed in the Dewar College of Education and offers graduate programs in Counselor Education, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, and a Gifted and Talented endorsement. The Social Work program was founded in 1995 and has been reaffirmed by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation. The program utilizes signature pedagogy in order to prepare students for a career in professional social work practice. For more information visit the department website at https:// www.valdosta.edu/colleges/education/human-services/ .
Review of completed applications will begin June 24, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For more information please contact Dr. Heather Kelley, Department Head of Human Services, via email [email protected]
or phone 229-259-5078. Responsibilities
The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, advising students, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels, and other duties as assigned.
Typical Allocation of Duties:
Teaching and Scholarship - 80%
Teaches classes and conducts/presents research in the employee's academic discipline.
Service - 20%
Participates in service at the department, college, and university levels.
Doctorate in Social Work (Ph.D. or DSW); MSW from an accredited CSWE program with a minimum of two years post master’s experience; possess an understanding of the Social Work field; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship; commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Ability to design and execute grant opportunities; ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting; licensed eligible or willing to become a Georgia Licensed Social Worker (LSW); licensed eligible or willing to become a Georgia Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); a record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage; ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting; a record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.
Commensurate with experience
Conditions of Employment
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).
Position Requires completion of VSU's Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker's Compensation.
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