Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Oct 16 2019 Job Description:
The University of Saint Joseph is seeking applications for a 9 month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position in our highly regarded Bachelors in Social Work Program (BSW) to begin in August 2020. Both the BSW and MSW programs are CSWE accredited and are housed in the Department of Social Work and Equitable Community Practice in the School of Interdisciplinary Health and Science.
The BSW program is a signature program of the University and was included in the first wave of CSWE accredited programs. It prepares social workers for generalist practice. Applicants for all three positions must be prepared to teach a variety of courses, including Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Social Work Practice courses. The MSW Program prepares social workers for community-based clinical practice in labor force shortage areas such as health and mental health; children and family services; and veterans' services. The MSW Program features an innovative model of field education in which university-employed clinical preceptors supervise groups of students in select organizations.
We seek creative, innovative, and collaborative faculty member with a commitment to advancing social justice and work practice. Qualified applicants will demonstrate strong teaching and research skills; the ability to engage collaboratively with the department and community colleagues; experience in developing relationships and networks with culturally diverse communities; and the ability to forge partnerships with a variety of organizations and the ability to mentor and develop social work students.
An MSW and an earned doctorate in social work or closely related field. Applicants who are ABD will be considered.
2 or more years of post-MSW direct social work practice experience
Higher education teaching experience
Practice and research experience that demonstrates a commitment to social justice
Record of engaged research and practice with culturally diverse communities
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.