East Stroudsburg University — Instructor of Social Work / Frederick Douglass Scholar

Department:  Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Type of Position:  Full-Time Temporary

Job Summary: 

The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice is seeking a Frederick Douglass scholar for a one-year full time temporary instructor position in social work to teach social work theory and practice classes. This position is part of the Frederick Douglass Institute initiative.  The Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) at ESU is a collaborative organization with a mission to enhance and support diversity through the recruitment of graduate students from underrepresented populations.  It also provides opportunities for FDI scholars to participate in diversity research, outreach, to involve the greater community in diversity programming, and to sponsor an annual diversity forum. In addition, FDI encourages faculty diversity through collaborative initiatives to recruit visiting scholars who are committed to the ideals of the Frederick Douglass Institute.

The successful candidate will join a cohesive, collaborative and diverse multidisciplinary department that has a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Accredited Bachelor’s Program in Social Work.  Successful candidates will possess prior teaching experience in an accredited social work program, at least 2-years of post-MSW practice experience within at least one social work field of practice, a social work license (LSW or LCSW), and the demonstrated ability to integrate theory into practice. Developing additional elective courses that will meet the curricular needs of the program is also desirable. The successful candidate is also expected to have a 4/4 teaching load, maintain a scholarly research agenda, and contribute to the University through service and culturally responsive pedagogy. The position requires working with other department faculty in developing programming activities and events, and with other social work program faculty in maintaining compliance with program accreditation standards. Additionally, the scholar will participate in various FDI initiatives on campus that promote inclusion and diversity.

Required Qualifications: 
 A Ph.D. in Social Work or a DSW along with an MSW from a CSWE Accredited Program and a minimum of 2-years post MSW practice experience within at least one social work field of practice, a social work practice license (LSW or LCSW), teaching experience in social work, expertise in evidence-based social work practice, and evidence of ongoing scholarly work are required. The ability to work with diverse populations is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:  
The Department is looking for candidates who bring a strong academic background in Social Work as well as experience teaching a variety of social work courses across the curriculum. The successful candidate values a collegial and multidisciplinary working environment, is dedicated to teaching diverse student populations and has a passion for serving students and the community.  The ability to innovatively incorporate technology into the classroom is also desirable.

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