Wichita State University — Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

The School of Social Work, Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, invites applications for a nine-month tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023. The School of Social Work offers both an Advanced Generalist MSW degree and a Generalist BSW degree and serves over 370 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 opportunities 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 https://jobs.wichita.edu/postings/27651. See 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.

Minimum Education:

  • MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program.
  • Ph.D. in social work or related discipline, DSW in social work from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE) in Social Work. ABD candidates in social work will be considered but must provide documentation of higher conferral prior to start date of employment

Minimum Experience:

  • Two years of post-MSW, full time practice experience

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Demonstrated potential to conduct research and see 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 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 areas of outreach and service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level in core Social Work curricular areas including introduction to social work, field practicum, and generalist practice courses
  • Demonstrated success in scholarly contributions
  • Experience with applied education and integration of community-based teaching

Additional Information:
Applicants should include 1) a cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Diversity Statement, 4) Writing Sample. 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 the 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 and culture, thought and experience. Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively education and empower a diverse student population.

Review of Applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Questions should be directed to: Stacey Popejoy at stacey.popejoy@wichita.edu

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