Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

Job ID: 232213
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university's students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary
Full time, 10-month tenure track position in the MSW program. Primary emphasis on Generalist practice and Field Instuction. Highly desired are candidates with specialty emphasis in mental health, behavioral health, addictions, community partnerships, military social work or some combination; may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically delineated in this description. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

1. Teaching courses within the range equivalent to contact hours per week per semester for all tenure-track faculty during the academic year or contact hours per week per semester for all fulltime non-tenure track faculty, with the appropriate adjustment during summer sessions as determined by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs;

2. Participating in assessment planning and reporting efforts for all academic programs in which the faculty member teaches.

3. Being available on campus for interactions with students, which requires days per week of direct campus activities (includes off-campus assignments such as clinical lab and continuing education) during the academic year, with appropriate adjustment during summer session; exceptions will only be made at the discretion of the Department Chair in consultation with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs;

4. Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours each week during the semester, as determined by the department needs (minimally 10 hours per week);

5. Academic advising students as assigned within the department;

6. Participating in department and division meetings;

7. Engaging in activities to promote the advancement of the department, college/school, and University. Examples of such activities are programs of study through curricular development, recruitment and retention, promotion of student research and scholarship, assessment, outcome evaluation, fund raising, etc.;

8. Engaging in activities to promote individual professional development appropriate within the faculty member's primary discipline (examples of such service includes leadership in professional and learned societies, evaluation of manuscript and research proposal, editorial board work, and other professionally related activities with or without compensation);

9. Participating in faculty governance system of the campus and University;

10. Attending official functions: this specifically includes but is not limited to Commencements, Founders' Day, and convocations;

11. Engaging in activities to promote the overall advancement of the campus and University such as involvement in education programs, community service (University engagement activities), and student activities. Such activities include conducting workshops, consulting and serving on advising boards with or without compensation, giving news media interviews and professional advice to non-profit agencies (See Board of Regents' Policy, Section;

12. Being knowledgeable of and guided by all University publications concerning academic policies and procedures. This specifically includes and is not limited to Board of Regents' Policies affecting conflicts of interest and ethics which apply to all individuals employed by this University (See Board of Regents' Policy, Section 8.2.20);

13. Seeking to constantly improve and refine classroom effectiveness; recognizing that teaching is a pedagogical art, not confined to imparting information. Acknowledging that there are a variety of teaching and learning styles and affirm the role of nurturing and empowerment in a multicultural context;

14. Exercising academic freedom with good judgment and ethical integrity;

15. Meeting deadlines to facilitate efficiency in the operation of the University; and

16. Sharing equally in the responsibility of preparing students to be academically successful. Within the mission, goals and needs of the department, at this Campus and of the University, the particular skills, talents and inclinations of each faculty member will be respected, subject to the overall fulfillment of aggregate responsibilities.

Required Qualifications
MSW degree from an accredited CSWE program with a minimum of two years post MSW practice experience required; PhD or DSW in required. Will also consider ABD near completion of degree; minimum 2 years of teaching experience at the college/university level. This position will also teach in the administrative track. Evidence of research, scholarship, and/or Grantsmanship desired. Background and/or credit check may be required.

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Recourses at [email protected]. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at [email protected]. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected].

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