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Professor of Practice

Apply now Department: 3670020250 Sociology Anthropology & SocWk
Job no: 516891
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: Hybrid and/or Remote eligible (must reside in US)
Categories: Education / Instructional, Social / Behavioral Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The K-State Social Work Program invites applicants to apply for a 9-month, yearly renewable, term position as a Professor of Practice for the 2024-2025 academic year. The position will support expanded teaching and development of K-State online BSW program. We are searching for a skilled and passionate instructor with knowledge of distance education practices. Responsibilities for this position include teaching seven to eight courses per year in core Social Work Content, limited advising, and departmental and university service.

The program will target candidates with demonstrated expertise and teaching interest in areas of Direct Social Work Practice, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Social Policy and/or Addictions Counseling. A strong preference for candidates with expertise in substance use disorders (SUD) or in criminal justice practice to support other departmental programs. Specific teaching assignments are determined with consideration of interests and expertise of the candidate and departmental needs. A preference given for candidates with experience in teaching diverse student populations in online or hybrid formats.

Inquiries about the position can be emailed to Dr. Don Kurtz, Department Head and Professor of Social Work, at

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is eligible for hybrid and/or remote worksite. Work may be performed on employer premises, designated assignment location and/or performed fully in a remote capacity.  An employee who is working remotely must reside within the United States in order to comply with all federal and state laws, filings, or tax requirements.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An MSW, DSW, or a PhD in Social Work from a CSWE-approved program.
  • At least two-years of social work practice experience post-MSW
  • Qualified for Social Work licensure in Kansas as LMSW or LSCSW

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of online or in-person teaching effectiveness.
  • Secondary expertise in Addictions Counseling or direct practice experience with clients with substance use disorders (SUD) or in the criminal justice system
  • Experience in teaching diverse student populations in online or hybrid formats.
  • Qualified for licensure in Kansas as Licensed Addictions Counselor or Licensed Masters Level Addictions Counselor

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Submit ONE pdf file (under the resume field) Curriculum Vita, brief description of teaching interests, and names of three professional references along with the completed application.

Screening of Applications Begins:

April 15, 2024.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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