Assistant/Associate Professor, Social Work

Social Work Program
Requested Start Date:
August 1, 2019
Pay Range:
Commensurate on experience
Normal Work Schedule:
Varies depending on department needs.
Job Summary:
Jacksonville State University (JSU) seeks applicants for a nine (9) month tenure track faculty position for the BSW and MSW program in the Department of Sociology and Social Work. The BSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and prepares undergraduate students for entry-level generalist social work practice. The MSW program is currently in candidacy with the Council on Social Work Education.
Essential Functions:
Responsible for curriculum and program development, advisement, professional development activities, and grant writing within the Social Work area.
Develops and implements a program of instruction that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and is consistent with the university, SACS accreditation, and state study and curriculum guides.
Assesses student's abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives, in order to maximize student achievement.
Serves as advisor and mentor for students.
Manages the behaviors of learners in the classroom and participates in the management of student behavior in other parts of the campus, in order to provide a general environment conducive to the learning process.
Communicates continually to students (either in writing or verbally) in regards to instructional expectations, student progress or lack of progress.
Responsible for recording students' attendance and keeps attendance registers, according to JSU policy.
Actively participates in and works with university personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods and curriculum.
Exhibits a commitment and ability to conduct scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service.
Participates in professional growth and development activities including staff meetings, and in-service and staff development activities as required or assigned.
Assists in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports.
Ensures that the classroom or instructional environment is healthful and safe and generally conducive to learning.
Agrees to participate in extra-curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or Dean of the school.
Participates and belongs to educational/professional associations (within concentration) and participates in their activities.
Fulfill faculty responsibilities as stated by institutional and departmental policy and by administration.
Serves on departmental and university committees.
Performs other duties as assigned by the department head.
Responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in Social Work.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. required, Masters in Social Work required
Two years post-MSW direct practice experience required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Social Work preferred, Bachelor's Degree in Social Work preferred.
Required Documents:
Cover Letter
Additional Information:
Supplemental Questions: None
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