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Department of Social Work – Term Instructional Faculty

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

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College of Public Health (CPH)

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Department of Social Work – Term Instructional Faculty

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Fairfax, VA


Commensurate with education and experience.

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Social Work – Term Assistant / Associate / Full Professor

The Department of Social Work at George Mason University invites applications for full-time term instructional faculty (9-month, non-tenure-track) at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor starting August 2023. George Mason has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Mason, a Carnegie Research I institution, is the largest, most diverse, and innovative public university in Virginia with more than 38,000 students from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation’s capital. Mason has two other satellite campuses in Arlington and Manassas, Virginia.

About the College:

The College of Public Health at George Mason University comprises four academic units in addition to Social Work: Global and Community Health; Health Administration and Policy; Nursing; and Nutrition and Food Studies, fielding a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs (BS through PhD). The College has seven academic programs that are externally accredited and is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 950 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff. Further information about the College may be found at:

About the Department:

The Department of Social Work has internationally recognized faculty for their expertise in areas of behavioral health, violence prevention, older adults, children and youth, and immigration, with a proud history of faculty-student-community research collaborations. The Department has received a HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) grant to train the next generation of social workers in evidence-based approaches for behavioral health and is involved in a Workforce Resiliency Training Program. Additionally, faculty are engaged in innovative, collaborative research projects that leverage university partnerships to incorporate digital technology solutions and computing techniques in developing service interventions. The Department of Social Work offers BSW and MSW degree programs (including a fully online MSW program) with an educational and research mission focusing on practice and policy interventions that improve health and well-being and promote economic and social justice, particularly for individuals, families, and communities who have been historically oppressed and minoritized. The department includes 20 full-time faculty, enrolls approximately 200 undergraduate and 450 graduate students, and is building a PhD program.


Responsibilities include teaching four courses per semester (traditional and/or online) at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; participating in faculty meetings, departmental committees, department, college, and university governance, professional and public service; and performing related assignments such as supervising student projects, experiential learning, and student advising. Annual appointment will depend on performance and budget.

Required Qualifications:

Earned MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program; two or more years of post-MSW practice experience; experience with Blackboard; online teaching experience; and ability to teach a range of direct practice/clinical courses for BSW/MSW students; teaching experience in Social Work education (both online and traditional formats); proficiency in office software products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and database capabilities; and ability to work efficiently and effectively with a diverse student population.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply for position number F9940Z at using the online submission system: Applications must include: (1) a cover letter of interest summarizing teaching interests and experience (2), a two-page teaching philosophy that includes the candidate’s vision of diversity and inclusion; (3) a complete curriculum vitae; (4) a statement of diversity (please see below) and (5) three professional letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications submitted using will be reviewed.

Statement of Diversity: Please respond to the following: Reflect on your work with any individuals in a teaching, mentorship, research, or advisory capacity who are from marginalized groups. How did you help them capitalize the strengths and overcome barriers to success? Think about your experience with research mentorship, teaching or tutoring, academic advising, and community mentorship (No more than 2 paragraphs).

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Daphne King, Search Committee Chair, Department of Social Work at

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Mason Ad Statement:

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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Equity Statement:

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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