Social Work (Tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor)

Central Michigan University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary and benefits package is competitive.
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Position Information

Position Title Social Work (Tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor)

College/Unit College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Home Department School of Politics, Society, Justice, and Public Service Employee Group Tenure-Track Faculty - Academic Year Employment Status Full-Time Position Type 10 month Position Classification Tenure Track Faculty Position Begin Date 08/21/2023 Position End Date Position Summary

The School of Politics, Society, Justice, and Public Service (SPSJPS) of Central Michigan University (CMU) invites applications for a tenure track assistant/associate professor of Social Work.

SPSJPS seeks an experienced practitioner and scholar who has a strong interest in social justice issues and in collaborating across multiple disciplines/communities. Faculty responsibilities will include teaching core courses in the BSW program, advisement of students, involvement in development of and teaching in an online DSW program, and related social work program service responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

  • An MSW from a CSWE-accredited institution.
  • PhD or doctorate in social work or related field by August 2023 is required.
  • Minimum of two years of post-MSW direct practice experience, with preference for experience in a health-related field.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility.
  • Excellent scholarly potential including a research and publication agenda.
  • Evidence of effective teaching or other preparation for teaching is required.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching undergraduates.
  • Ability to teach Human Behavior in the Social Environment and/or research methods at the undergraduate level.
  • Experience in online education.
  • Message to Applicants

    Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

    You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

    Applications must include a letter of application (2 pages maximum), a curriculum vitae, official or unofficial transcripts, a list of at least three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum), a statement of research interests (2 pages maximum), and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). The letter of application must include statements about diversity. Applicants' diversity statements should detail how their teaching, research, and/or service has supported underrepresented communities; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further SPSJPS's commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusivity.

    Salary and benefits package is competitive.

    The Search Committee will start reviewing applications on November 28, 2022.

    About the Department

    More information about the department can be found on the department website.

    Posting Begins 10/07/2022 Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes Type of Recruitment External About CMU

    Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

    We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

    CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

    Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

    CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

    Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

    CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

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    Required Documents

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript Copies
  • List of References
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research
  • Optional Documents

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Work Sample
  • Other Document (1)
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
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