Assistant Professor of Social Work

Ball State University

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Social Work
About this Opportunity The Department of Social Work welcomes applications for a tenure line faculty member to teach undergraduate and graduate-level social work courses, engage in scholarly activities, actively pursue extramural funding opportunities, and contribute to service initiatives.
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Appointment Type Tenure-track
Length of Appointment FT Academic Year
Description Tenure track Assistant Professor in Social Work will teach undergraduate and graduate-level social work courses, engage in scholarly activities, actively pursue extramural funding opportunities, and contribute to service initiatives.
Minimum Qualifications A. Master of Social Work degree from a CSWE-accredited program
B. Earned doctorate in social work or related discipline by time of appointment
C. At least one semester/trimester of teaching or teaching assistant experience or related training experience
D. Beginning record of scholarship
Authorization to work in the US Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications A. Teaching or teaching assistant experience in online programs
B. Two or more years post-MSW practice experience in a clinical setting (e.g., addictions, aging, health, or mental health)
C. Scholarly publication record (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles, submitted/funded grant proposals)
D. Clinical License in Social Work (LCSW) or addictions (LCAC)
Required Certifications/Licensures None
Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.
Position Title(s) Supervised None.
EEO Statement Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
Department Social Work:900040
College/Department Information
Department Email or Phone Number 7652851016

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 202301209F
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/12/2024
Position End Date
Posting Date 12/01/2023
Applications Accepted Through Date 01/08/2024
Open Until Filled No
Consideration Date: to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by the date indicated here. (Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.)
Information regarding transcripts The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Special Instructions Summary
Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’
Search Committee Chair Name and Contact Information Jerry Reynolds [email protected]

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