Metropolitan State University of Denver — Social Work Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)

Social Work Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)

Position Number: F00472
Salary for Announcement: Commensurate with education and experience
Employee Category: Faculty-CAT I
Department: Social Work

Position Summary:
The Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants for a full-time open rank, tenured or tenure-track (Category I) faculty position to teach primarily in our undergraduate program. Candidates will be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: teaching, practice and/or research about issues of privilege and oppression, social justice (especially racial justice), social inequalities, and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and/or social work theory, practice, and/or research-related courses. MSU Denver's Department of Social Work prides itself on a richly talented faculty comprised of teacher-scholars who are highly dedicated and empowered to support diverse students in growing as social work scholars, practitioners, and leaders in the multitude of settings social workers perform.

The Department of Social Work's mission is to provide an inclusive, inspiring environment for undergraduate, graduate, and community education in social work that is value driven, research informed, culturally responsive, academically rigorous, and which links theory with practice. We are particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

MSU Denver's student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only one with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today's college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. Nearly 80% of MSU Denver students work while attending school, and the University is focused on making sure they have the well-rounded educational experience and wraparound services they need to excel.

MSU Denver aspires to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry, dialogue, and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success. Through affordable, flexible, and holistic education, MSU Denver helps students build essential skills grounded in a multicultural and global perspective that lead to undergraduate and graduate degrees, followed by career and life success.


The successful candidate will serve in the areas of departmental need and candidate qualifications and expertise.

• Teaching will consist of 24 semester credits per academic year. Teaching may include online, face to face, and hybrid instruction. The successful candidate will take on lead faculty responsibilities for specific courses and be responsible to update and modify online and on campus course material.
• Advising responsibilities include a designated load of students and performing professional advising for students in the program.
• A Scholarly Agenda is encouraged and supported, and production of peer-reviewed scholarship is required.
• Service work is expected, including work on Departmental, College and/or University committees. The candidate is expected to maintain an active service involvement in professional organizations and/or the community.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
1. Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited institution.
2. Two (2) years relevant post-MSW experience.
3. Earned Doctorate Degree in social work or other related discipline (ABD will be considered with evidence of degree conferral by August 20, 2021).

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in teaching, practice and/or research about issues of privilege and oppression, social justice, racial justice, social inequalities, and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.
• Demonstrated ability to teach social work theory, practice, and/or research related courses.
• Demonstrated ability to produce peer-reviewed scholarship.
• Experience developing and organizing college courses.
• Previous teaching in an online or distributed learning context.
• Experience in leadership in online pedagogy.
• Demonstrated ability to secure external funding.
• Previous teaching, practice or research experience serving first generation college students and/or historically under-represented groups. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically under-represented groups.

Posting Date: 12/18/2020
Closing Date:
Closing Instructions: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant:
Complete applications received by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled.

You must apply via the online application system,

IMPORTANT: In order for an applicant to be considered for the position, the applicant must have a complete file with the following:
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Unofficial Transcripts. If you are unable to attach copies of transcripts at the time of application, please upload them to your application by the full consideration date, February 15, 2021.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

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