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Instructor, Social Work

Employer
Murray State University
Location
Murray, KY

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

Job Details

Posting Number:

20240051FAC

Job Title:

Instructor, Social Work

About Murray State:

Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.

Located in the West Kentucky region, Murray State University is a public, comprehensive University which offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Learn more about Careers at Murray State University.

About Murray State Benefits:

Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, generous paid holidays, vacation, sick, and paid parental leave, as well as many other benefit offerings. Please refer to the Murray State Benefits page for more information.

Equal Opportunity Employment/Diversity Information:

Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty (Non-Tenure-Track)

Department:

Criminal Justice and Social Work

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a full-time, 9-month teaching position in the Social Work Program at Murray State University’s main campus is at the rank of instructor. This professionally qualified faculty member will teach classes and provide leadership to the field education component of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program under the direction of the BSW Program Director. The selected candidate will also be expected to engage is service activities as expected of an instructor.

  • Teach courses across the BSW curriculum suited to experience and expertise.
  • Will be responsible for the field practicum courses for all students. The selected candidate will evaluate, regulate and supervise students through the field practicum courses, ensuring the courses meet all CSWE policies and standards.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential field sites.
  • Serves as academic advisor and professional mentor for students.
  • Actively participate in committee work, as well as curriculum, professional development, and service to external stakeholders.
  • Recruit for the social work program in the region

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program is required.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Eligibility for Social Work licensure at a graduate level is required.
  • Flexibility to utilize different teaching methods: traditional, hybrid, online, etc.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse populations and ability to contribute to the department and the university’s commitments to inclusivity, equity, and social justice is required.
  • At least 2 years post MSW full time experience in professional social work practice is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

  • Experience with supervision of front-line social services staff is desirable; or
  • Experience mentoring BSW social workers is desirable
  • Experience working with community agencies is preferred
  • Post MSW practice experience with state agency or similar background preferred with an emphasis on child protection, adult protection, juvenile/adult justice or substance abuse.

Minimum Salary:

$45,000

Posting Date:

05/02/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of Transcripts
  • Three references who can specifically comment on your teaching ability, experience and professional preparation

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by June 2, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization

For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

 

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List

 

 

Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.

 

The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

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Website
Telephone
(270) 809-2146
Location
412 Sparks Hall
Murray
KY
42071
US

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