Assistant Professor, Social Work #443431FTE:
CommensurateJob Summary/Basic Function:
The Social Work Program at Lamar University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2022. Applicants should have a) an earned PhD or other recognized doctoral degree in Social Work; b) an MSW from an accredited university; c) two years post MSW experience; d) university teaching experience. Candidates must be able to teach courses in topics such as Research Methods, Social Welfare, Social Work in Healthcare, Human Behavior (HBSE), Social Work Practice, Policy, and special topics seminars. Additional responsibilities include student advising and service commitments to the campus and community.We seek candidates with an active research agenda that includes publication of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and submission of research grants and contract proposals to various funding agencies. Practice experience in healthcare is also preferred.
Home to 15,000 students, Lamar University, located near Houston in Beaumont, TX, is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities, and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 292-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana. The university has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body. Compared to other universities near Houston. Lamar’s small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio allow students to build meaningful relationships with expert faculty who truly care about their success.LU stresses academic achievement by emphasizing hands-on learning at all levels, providing ample opportunities for undergraduate research and supporting an excellent Honors Program. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Several LU colleges and programs hold additional specialized certifications recognizing their quality and expertise.
As the largest and most inclusive academic unit within the university, the College of Arts and Sciences contributes significantly to the cultural and academic characteristics that distinguishes Lamar as a Member of the Texas State University System. Our programs perform at the highest levels with constant enthusiasm for excellence.
The College of Arts and Sciences include some 220 faculty, 100 staff members and houses approximately 5,000 majors. The College is comprised of twelve academic departments, many of which house multiple programs and disciplines. In addition, the College includes a variety of interdisciplinary, pre-professional, and teacher preparation programs that cross educational boundaries. While providing a majority of the courses included within the university’s Core Curriculum, the College likewise offers hundreds of specialized courses to support its baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.
The Social Work Program is one of the most vibrant and diverse programs at Lamar University. As recognition of the contributions of social workers has increased over the past several years, so has the enrollment in social work education. Faculty and students in the Lamar University Social Work Program are active and engaged in service, experiential learning, and making a difference in the community.
The Social Work Program at Lamar University currently includes the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree with plans to expand certificate specializations in healthcare and mental health within the next year. Continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1980, the program has a strong history and an equally bright future. Visit us as lamar.edu/socialwork.Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
Interested applicants may apply at jobs.lamar.edu.
Benefits – Job Perks:
At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:
Our Comprehensive Benefits Package
Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):
- Health, dental & vision insurance
- Life insurance
- State of Texas Retirement plans
- Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
- Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
What You’ll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications
To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:
Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):
- Applicants should have a) an earned PhD or other recognized doctoral degree in Social Work; b) an MSW from an accredited university; c) two years post MSW experience; d) university teaching experience.
- Candidates must be able to teach courses in topics such as Research Methods, Social Welfare, Social Work in Healthcare, Human Behavior (HBSE), Social Work Practice, Policy, and special topics seminars.
In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:
- Practice experience in healthcare is also preferred.
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Veteran's Preference:
Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.Security Sensitive Statement:
This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.Lamar Expectation of Quality:
Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.Open Date:
07/12/2022Open Until Filled:
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