St Edwards University
  • School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Professor of Social Work
School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Overview
The undergraduate Social Work Program at St. Edward's University is accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, and is considering the introduction of a graduate/MSW program. We seek experienced and qualified applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and mentoring, strong communication skills, and collegiality. The candidate is expected to teach a variety of courses commonly found within CSWE-accredited programs, with the potential to serve as the undergraduate Field Director. Areas of specialization are open.

In line with the St. Edward's University mission statement the campus is actively engaged in the pursuit of social justice and candidates must demonstrate an appreciation and commitment to diversity. An inclusive faculty body is highly valued as we strive to create a diverse learning environment to prepare our students for success in a global and multicultural world.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester (with the opportunity to apply for additional course reassignments based on research activity; Field Director receives one course reassignment), advise undergraduate students, and participate in the wider life of the university and community. Scholarly activity is expected, especially to the degree that it may involve or inspire students or have positive contributions to teaching and learning. Teaching responsibilities will include core Social Work courses, as well as developing courses in their area of expertise.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Social Work or related field required. MSW and two years post-MSW practice experience required.
  • Previous teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong commitment to, and potential for excellence in, undergraduate and graduate teaching is required.
  • Successful candidate must complete an education and/or criminal background check.

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

How to Apply
The position is open beginning August, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled, with full consideration given to those received early. Applicants should submit application and all requested documentation online through www.stedwards.applicantpro.com. A complete application packet (single pdf preferred) will include:

  • Cover letter, addressing why the applicant is a good fit for the position, indicating a commitment to the university's mission (http://www.stedwards.edu/about/mission) and to serve a diverse student body and prepare them for a global world
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Teaching Statement
  • Brief Research Statement, limited to one-page and aimed at a social work audience
  • Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts (unofficial at this stage)
  • Three references, at least one of which addresses teaching.


St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J18102
Posted: 9/10/2018
Available: Immediately

 

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