Associate or Professor, Master of Social Work (Department Chair)
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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-
Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences
Associate or Professor, Tenured
Chair/Director of the Department of Social Work that administers the MSW
College of Health, Human Services, & Nursing
The Department of Social Work at California State University, Dominguez Hills
(CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenured Associate or Professor position
(12-month) to serve as the Chair of the Master of Social Work Program with
the appointment starting in Fall 2022. The position includes overseeing one
state and one local grant as a PI.
At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms, including race,
religion, gender, ethnicity, civilian status, people with varied abilities,
and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from
candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with
individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's
mission, vision, and core values.
For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.
Department of Social Work, College of Health, Human Services and Nursing
The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at California State University,
Dominguez Hills is intentionally designed to address the diverse social
service needs, issues and problems particular to a large metropolitan area
such as Los Angeles County. Building on the diversity of the various ethnic
groups and cultures residing in the area, the program prepares social work
students for community-centered, contextually competent social work practice,
inclusive of culture, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, class,
sexual orientation, gender and other aspects of identity. The effects of bias,
prejudice and institutionalized racism are examined so that students
understand how these issues can affect social work practice, policy
development and program implementation. Students learn a variety of
perspectives and ways of identifying strategies and interventions for
addressing these concerns and other problems in social work practice with
individuals, families and communities.
The Department of Social Work promotes a psychosocial, ecological and cross-
cultural approach to social work practice with Critical Race Theory and
Intersectionality serving as the theoretical framework for contextually
competent practice. The curriculum is developed and organized in a coherent
and integrated manner, consistent with program goals and objectives. CSUDH,
The Department of Social work offers one concentration: Social Work Practice
in Communities (SWPC) and three specializations: Children, Youth and
Families, Community Mental Health and Community Capacity Building.
For more information: https:// csudh.smartcatalogiq.com/2020-2021/Catalog
The College of Health, Human Services and Nursing at California State
Dominguez Hills seeks an individual to serve as the Chair/Director of the
Master of Social Work Program. The successful candidate will be an
accomplished scholar in social work or related field (e.g. track record of
publications and/or grant funding) with demonstrated academic leadership
skills (e.g. Director of BSW, MSW Program, department chair or related
leadership positions) and vision to lead a department that emphasizes
research excellence, quality graduate instruction, and community engagement.
The department is seeking someone that will participate in transparent
academic governance at the department, college and university levels, and
foster faculty development through mentorship, collaboration and training
Manage and supervise faculty and staff, and administer and evaluate academic
programs, budget, and student advisement. Engage in social work professional
achievement. Create and maintain an academic and collegial environment that
fosters excellence in teaching, research, and community service. Provide
guidance in both curriculum and faculty development. Secure and manage
external funding. Other duties as assigned.
Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues
from diverse backgrounds, including age, socioeconomic, cultural, and
Earned doctorate in Social Work/Social Welfare or closely related field
from an accredited institution of higher education (e.g. Ph.D, DSW)
Earned a master's degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program.
Minimum of two (2) years of post-MSW continuous practice experience in
professional social work
At least six (6) recent years of satisfactory progressive teaching
experience, which includes a minimum of three (3) years in an accredited
(CSWE) MSW or BSW program
A record of scholarly accomplishments, including publications in peer-
reviewed academic journals, invited contributions to publications,
invitations to present at national conferences, and successful external
Accomplishments that warrant appointment as a Tenured Associate or Full
Demonstrated experience in curriculum development
A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience in an
administrative position with demonstrated organization and resource
management skills in a university setting
Demonstrated academic leadership
Active participation in professional organizations
Demonstrated experience with CSWE accreditation standards as they apply to
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Effective conflict resolution skills
Experience securing and managing grants
Leadership in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching,
scholarship, curriculum development, administrative experience, or
professional activities in social work.
Demonstrated experience and commitment to anti-racist or anti-oppression
social work education.
Employment Requirement – Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records
check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of
employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals
disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate
knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily
complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current
CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to
comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised
July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.
How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now"
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The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on
October 15, 2021. For full consideration, please submit your completed
application with the required materials no later than November 15, 2021.
Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
A Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
A Statement on Teaching
A Statement on Research
A Statement on Leadership
List of 3 references with contact information
Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for
Teaching Evaluations (most recent: 2 yrs)
This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do
not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be
notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive
a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be
able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back
into your applicant portal.
For finalists with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency
certification will be required.
A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for
earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign
Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is
used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency
and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees
from the United States. The certification must translate the information in
English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a
US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of
Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or
mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East
Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Search Committee Chair
CSU, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street,
Carson, CA 90747
CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider
qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color,
national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition,
disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310)
Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report
(Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.
Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in
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other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education
Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.
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Advertised: 09 Sep 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled