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Assistant Professor (Social Work)

Apply now Department: 3670020250 Sociology Anthropology & SocWk
Job no: 502284
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan
Categories: Physical/Social Science

General Description of Position:

Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Social Work Positions in Manhattan, Kansas beginning August 2018. 

Information about the Department: The Social Work Program has approximately 200 students in Manhattan and 30 in Salina. A total of nine faculty members staff the program with six in Manhattan and three in Salina.
Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. 
Job Description:

Responsibilities for these positions include limited academic advising, student admissions, the pursuit of extramural funding, academic research, departmental and university service, and teaching five courses per academic year. 

One position will target candidates with demonstrated expertise and teaching interest in social work macro-practice with communities and organizations. 

The second position could include expertise in one or more of the following content areas: Direct Social Work Practice, Research, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Social Welfare and/or Social Policy.

Specific teaching assignments are determined with consideration of interests and expertise of all teaching faculty. An understanding of diversity and experience working with a diverse student body is significant. Knowledge of research methods and evidence based practice is essential.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in Social Work or other closely related social science field and a Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited program. 
  • Applicants must have two years post MSW social work practice experience.
  • Practice, teaching and/or research experience in social work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and/or communities. 
  • Clear ability to produce a focused line of research. 
  • Demonstrated potential for securing extramural funding.
  • A strong commitment to diversity and social justice. 
  • Qualified for Social Work licensure in Kansas.
Preferred Qualifications:

Macro Practice Expertise or interest in research or work with large systems, communities and organization.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit ONE pdf file (under the resume field) Curriculum Vita, brief description of research and teaching interests, samples or written work and three professional references letters along with the completed application.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

NOTE: Representatives of the K-State Social Work Program will attend and be available to provide information about these positions at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council of Social Work Education in Dallas, Texas on October 19–22, 2017.   

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins October 30th, 2017 and will continue until filled. 

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

Salary is commensurate with experience in the range of $65,000. 

Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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