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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Social Work

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA

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

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Social WorkDept. of Social Work

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 8,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The university is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas of Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The university is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Department of Social Work at Kutztown University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position beginning Spring 2023. The applicant should be willing to teach a range of courses in the BSW, MSW, and DSW programs. Experience or willingness to participate in the process of maintaining BSW, MSW, and DSW accreditations is preferred. Collegial support in community service and scholarship including opportunities for research and development in community-based services will be provided. Collaboration with faculty in developing theory for the program’s emerging practice perspective, The Family-in-Environment, is expected. Successful applicants should be able to teach graduate and undergraduate courses both during the week and weekend executive schedules. Skills with online learning platforms required. Teach foundation and advanced generalist courses and specialized courses in policy practice, leadership, and management. Experience in leadership, management, and policy practice is required. Demonstrated community service, experience with diverse populations, and a record of scholarship preferred.

In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, performance review and evaluation of faculty is based on effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities; continuing scholarly growth; and service. Required: Ph.D. or earned doctorate in a related field, practice experience and the equivalent of two years of teaching experience at either or both undergraduate and graduate levels. Preferred: Ph.D. or DSW. Demonstrated success in implementing a scholarly agenda expected. Applications will be considered after receiving the curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Successful interview and demonstration of teaching effectiveness is required. Please send letter of interest, vitae, official transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Yasoda Sharma, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Social Work, Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.


Working at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Comprising five colleges - Visual and Performing Arts, Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies - Kutztown University offers a diverse range of excellent academic programs to prepare individuals for successful careers.

Located on 325 acres in Kutztown (population:4,500), the university is 20 miles from both Reading and Allentown, 90 miles from Philadelphia and 100 miles from New York City. LVI International Airport is 25 minutes from campus. The campus is in a beautiful rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, an easy walk from the borough of Kutztown which has ample stores and shops to meet the needs of students.

Currently, 10,193 students are enrolled at the university from 26 states and 51 nations. About half of the undergraduates live in residence halls; the rest live at home or in nearby apartments. A well-rounded program of athletic, cultural, and social events and activities satisfies nearly every taste.

We have 330 full-time faculty members and boast a favorable 19:1 student-faculty ratio. Sixty percent of our faculty have doctorates, 39% earned master's degrees and 1% have bachelor's degrees.

Kutztown University is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (MSACS); professionally by the National Council of Teacher Education and National League of Nursing.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. The Board of Governors oversees the State System which includes Pennsylvania's fourteen public universities. The Council of Trustees is the local governing body for Kutztown University. The Officers of Administration for the University are the President and members of the President's Cabinet. 

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