Wichita State University — Full-Time Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

The School of Social Work, Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, invites applications for one nine-month tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2021. The School of Social Work offers both an Advanced Generalist MSW degree and a Generalist BSW degree. The School of Social Work serves over 300 graduate and undergraduate social work students with 12 full-time faculty positions. Wichita State University is located within the state’s largest metropolitan area with an enrollment of just over 16,000 students. The University provides a competitive benefits package, new faculty orientation, support, and opportunity for research, scholarship and professional development (www.wichita.edu/researchadmin). As the largest city in Kansas, Wichita is diverse, affordable and has a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities (www.gowichita.com). Candidates must apply online at (http://wichita.edu/wsujobs). See the WSU’s website at www.wichita.edu, WSU Human Resources at www.wichita.edu/hr or WSU School of Social Work at www.wichita.edu/socialwork for further information.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Teach 3 courses per semester in the undergraduate and graduate social work programs
  • Provide advising and consultation to students
  • Conduct and publish scholarly work
  • Perform relevant departmental, college, university, professional, community outreach and service

Required Qualifications:

  • MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program
  • Ph.D. or DSW in social work from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work. ABD candidates in social work will be considered but applicant must provide documentation of degree conferral prior to the start date of employment
  • Two years of post-MSW, full-time practice experience strongly required. Part-time equivalent of 2 years full-time practice experience will be considered 
  • Demonstrated successful teaching at graduate and/or undergraduate level 
  • Demonstrated scholarly contribution
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to work with culturally diverse and underrepresented populations as well as a commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute in the areas of outreach and service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

Preferred Qualifications:

  • State licensure at the MSW level or demonstrated willingness to secure Kansas MSW licensure within two years of   appointment
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to teach in core Social Work curricular areas in practice and policy courses
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to conduct research and seek and secure grant funding 
  • The research expertise of the School has historically evolved around Children and Families, Peer Victimization and Delinquent Adolescents, Older Adults and Mental Health, Social Work Education and Pedagogy, Intimate Partner Violence, Spirituality/Mindfulness, and HIV/AIDS in an International Context 
  • The School will consider candidates who can complement current research agendas as well as expand into new areas of inquiry
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to use relevant technologies in teaching, research, curriculum development, and instructional design with the willingness to teach across the curriculum
  • Demonstrate experience with applied education and the integration of community-based teaching

Applicants should attach cover letter, vitae, writing sample, and contact information for three references, to the online application at https:/wichita.edu/wsujobs. Women and others from historically underrepresented and oppressed populations are encouraged to apply. Wichita State University (WSU) does not discriminate in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age (40 years or older), ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and to help foster an environment rich in diversity of culture, thought and experience. Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower a diverse student population. Applications due by: Open until filled. Questions should be directed to: Dr. Eveline Kalomo, School of Social Work, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0154; Phone: (316) 978-7250; Fax: (316) 978-3328; Email: eveline.kalomo@wichita.edu. 

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