Wichita State University — Assistant Professor, Social Work

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Full-Time/Part-Time? Full Time

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

Minimum Education:
Ph.D in social work 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 the applicant must provide documentation of degree conferral prior to the start date of employment. 

MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program 

Minimum Experience:
Three years of post-MSW, full-time practice experience required; part-time equivalent of 3 years full-time practice experience will be considered

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated successful teaching at graduate and/or undergraduate level. 
  • Demonstrated success in scholarly contributions.  
  • 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. 

Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations: None

Additional Information:
Applicants should attach (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) diversity statement, (4) writing sample, and (5) 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. Amy Alberton, School of Social Work, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0154; Phone: (316) 978-7250; Fax: (316) 978-3328; Email: Amy.Alberton@wichita.edu 

Location: Wichita, KS – WSU Main Campus

Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate: Commensurate with experience

Eligible for Shift Differential? No

Benefits Eligible? Yes

Preferred Education: None

Preferred Experience: None

Demonstrated willingness and ability to teach in core Social Work curricular areas including introduction to social work, field practicum, and generalist practice courses.

Demonstrated willingness and ability to conduct research, and seek and secure grant funding

Demonstrated willingness and ability to use relevant technologies in teaching, research, curriculum development, and instructional design with the willingness to teach across the curriculum

Demonstrated experience with applied education and the integration of community-based teaching

Regular Hours of Work:  8:00-5:00 Monday -Friday, with some evenings and weekends as needed for teaching or other events

Environmental Factors: Typical classroom and office environment. Classroom and office noise, temperature and lighting all fluctuate