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Assistant Professor: Behavioral Health

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San Diego State University
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Assistant Professor: Behavioral Health
Social Work

Location: San Diego, CA
Open Date: Sep 26, 2023

Description
San Diego State University School of Social Work seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member (Assistant Professor rank) with expertise in the field of Behavioral and Mental health, particularly working with adults, adolescents, and children in behavioral health settings (i.e., outpatient clinics, day treatment, inpatient units).

The School of Social Work offers both BSW and MSW degree programs, and a BA in Gerontology. The graduate program provides advanced concentrations in Direct Practice and in Administration and Community Development. The School, in conjunction with the Division of Global Public health, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) offers a Joint Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use (IRSU). The School is extensively involved in local, state, and national human service issues through individual faculty research and community intervention programs. In addition, the School has made a major commitment in the area of alcohol and other drug research. Visit our website at http://socialwork.sdsu.edu for more information.


Qualifications
We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria. Additional guidance on our BIE program for applicants is here.

Requirements

Hiring Criteria -- Required

1. Expertise is sought in the field of Mental Health & Behavioral Health Services in Outpatient Settings (i.e., outpatient clinics, day treatment, inpatient units) with adults and/or children and adolescents with mental health problems.

2. An MSW degree required and a doctorate in Social Work, Public Administration, Public Health or relevant Social Science discipline.

3. Two years post-MSW Direct Practice experience, clearly documented in the cover letter

4. Demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Clearly documented in cover letter

5. Candidates must satisfy at least 2 of 8 criteria from the Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) program. Candidates that meet BIE criteria:

1. are engaged in service with underrepresented populations in Social Work

2. demonstrate knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education

3. have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students.

4. integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research.

5. extend knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic / scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group

6. are committed to research that engages underrepresented communities.

7. show expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration.

8. have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

Hiring Criteria -- Strongly Desired

1. Previous graduate and/or undergraduate teaching experience.

2. Research and practice experience related to adults, children/youth involved in the behavioral or mental health system.

3. Expertise in the behavioral or mental health system.

SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus in San Diego serving 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students and additional locations in Southern California’s Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university, an Asian-Native American-Pacific Islander -Serving Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.


Application Instructions
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/132902

Apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/132902. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and names and contact information of three (3) references.

The minimum salary for this position is based on the current CSU salary schedule for Assistant Professors and may be revised based on contract collective bargaining. The anticipated salary range is from $88,000 to $92,000. Salary placement will be based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience, and salaries higher than the published maximums may be offered in limited circumstances. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For benefits information, click here.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.



A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.



The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.









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Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. SDSU's approximately 32,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.

Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.

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