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Faculty, Social Work (MSW), Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Fall 2023

Salem State University
Salem, Massachusetts
Competitive and commensurate with education and experience

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Professional Fields, Social Work
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The School of Social Work at Salem State University invites applications for a tenure-track position  in our MSW program beginning in September 2023. The ideal candidate will work as a collaborative member of a faculty dedicated to academic excellence, innovation, equity, and student success. Faculty duties include participation in committee work, program coordination, and curriculum development guided by a faculty focus on equity-minded teaching and transformative learning.

The School of Social Work offers both an MSW and BSW education to approximately 500 students and, was recently named one of the Top 100 Schools of Social Work (#96) by U.S. News and World Report. The MSW Program offers students a comprehensive graduate experience focused on integrated practice for health and behavioral health. Students can create a unique MSW experience through their choices of electives and can complete the program in one or more years, full- or part-time via the following study plans: Advanced Standing, Fall-Start, or Saturday Cohort.

Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48 countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our community.


Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.

Required Qualifications:

Earned PhD in social work or a related field (or ABD with significant progress can be considered); minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience; experience with collaboration and collegiality; experience with teaching intro policy, health/mental health policy and agency practice/management courses; experience with academic advising; and experience promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Earned PhD in social work, DSW, or doctorate in a related field; previous university/college teaching experience in social work at an accredited institution at the graduate level; and experience with hybrid and on-line teaching; ability to teach across the curriculum.

As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State University seeks to enrich the faculty ranks by actively encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and representation of Latinx populations in the United States. Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should present documented activities in Latinx-related teaching, scholarship/research, and service, including community-based endeavors in each of these three areas

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For accommodation information or requests please email [email protected]

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and (unofficial) transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.  

This position is eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Salem State University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement.

EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.


Salem State College is a comprehensive, publicly supported institution of higher learning located 21 miles north of Boston. Salem State is a community of learners which, in light of its commitment to teaching, research, and scholarship, fosters the intellectual, aesthetic, and personal development of its members. In the service of the citizens of the Commonwealth and members of the larger global community, Salem State is committed to the discovery and transmission of knowledge.salem_state_college_ma2.gif

To accomplish its broad based mission, Salem State adheres to the principle that quality teaching must be supported by the research and scholarship of its faculty. Recognizing the developmental needs of students, the college provides opportunities for personal growth through a variety of academic and student life programs, services, and other activities.

In order to provide the foundation for lifelong learning and development, each of Salem State's programs is grounded in the tradition of a liberal education. Because Salem State seeks to build a community that includes all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds, it offers baccalaureate and graduate degree programs responsive to the needs of a wid


e spectrum of individuals as well as to the needs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These programs are offered throughout the year and include day, evening, and weekend classes.

Additionally, as a cultural, artistic, and educational focal point of the North Shore, Salem State is committed to providing diverse experiences, including a broad range of non-credit programs, for the benefit of the wider community.

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