Assistant Professor- Social Work

first_imgDepartment SummaryThe School of SocialWork at San José State University seeks qualified candidatesfor a full-time, tenure-track position in generalist and advancedgeneralist social work practice with diverse populations.Candidates with a specialization in any of the following curriculumareas are encouraged to apply: practice, research, theory and humanbehavior, policy, and/or related areas. Given our TransculturalPerspective and mission focusing on serving marginalized andoppressed populations, as well as history of community-partneredapplied research and practice, and interprofessional engagement, weare seeking candidates with experience and research agenda relevantto diversity, equity, and inclusion.Required Qualifications Letter of interest (500 words maximum)Curriculum vitaeStatement of teaching interests/philosophy (500 wordsmaximum)Research plans (500 words maximum)Diversity statement (500 words maximum)Three references with contact information Preferred Qualifications Responsibilities Demonstrated working knowledge of the trends in the social workprofession in the context of diversity, globalization, andenvironmentalism, including specializations with certain culturaland/or language groups;Demonstrated working knowledge and advancement of healthequity;An active and well-articulated research agenda, coupled withinterest and ability to secure external grant funding;Evidence of both undergraduate and graduate teaching andstudent mentoring;A minimum of two years teaching experience at the universitylevel;Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills;Demonstrated ability to be collegial and collaborative Promote the mission of the School of Social Work;Design and teach introductory and advanced level courses insocial work at the BASW and MSW levels;Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarly,and/or creative activities (RSCA) and other professionalengagement;Participate in admissions and advising;Attend meetings and perform committee and other service at thedepartment, college, and university levels;Participate in curriculum development to meet the needs of theprogram and its diverse student population;Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs ofa student population of great diversity – in age, culturalbackground, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation –through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies andadvisement.Participate in the activities and preparation needed tomaintain accreditationParticipate in shared governance, usually in department,college, and university committee and other serviceassignments. A Doctorate in Social Work, Social Welfare, or relatedfield;An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program;Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivityto the educational goals of a multicultural population as mighthave been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching andother comparable experience. Multicultural populations include, butnot limited to, those experiencing marginalization, discrimination,or systematic oppression based on race, ethnicity, sexualorientation, gender identity, ability, religion/spirituality,nationality, and/or socioeconomic status;Research and scholarship including publications, strongresearch trajectory, and/or potential for publications;Teaching experience appropriate to academic specialty;Ability to teach in both in-person and onlineenvironments;A minimum of two years of social work practice experience, ifteaching practice courses Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications andexperience. See Benefits Summary for details.Starting Date: August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: Inquires may be directed to Dr. Peter Allen Lee, Director andProfessor, School of Social Work: [email protected] open until filled. Review of applications will startFebruary 1, 2021 for those who have submitted all the aboverequired documents.The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 25, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close:last_img read more