Assistant/Associate Professor-Human Services-Social Work



Job description

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Social Work at the Assistant or Associate Professor level starting August 2019. The Social Work program is seeking an individual to join our fully accredited BSW program and contribute to the new MSW program, with a specialization in gerontological social work. The MSW is currently in candidacy with CSWE. The successful candidate will have the ability to contribute during an exciting time of growth and opportunities. The curriculum incorporates a commitment to social justice and diversity.

Primary Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level in the social work programs; offering courses in practice and other social work content areas; establishing a record of high quality research and publication; student advising; supervising graduate students; participation in curriculum design; and providing professional service through community engagement and professional societies. Responsibilities also include participation in collaborative and cross-disciplinary teaching, research and service.

Qualifications: Candidates are required to hold an MSW degree from an accredited social work program; a doctorate in social work or closely-related field; and post MSW practice experiences. Advanced ABD candidates will be considered but must complete the degree by the end of the first year of employment. The preferred candidates will have experience teaching some combination of social policy, human behavior, and social work practice. Experience in practice with older adults/aging is preferred.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position and in keeping with candidate’s experience and credentials.

Position Availability: August 2019

Bowling Green State University is a residential, comprehensive state supported university with roughly 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The city of Bowling Green has a population of just over 30,000 and is located in Northwest Ohio within close proximity of Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio. Social Work is one of three programs in the Department of Human Services in the College of Health and Human Services. The Social Work Program at BGSU is housed in the Department of Human Services (with Gerontology and Criminal Justice). The Department employs 21 faculty and two staff members with a strong emphasis on cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship, as well as service learning. The College of Health and Human Services enjoys over 2,000 students housed in a newly renovated building with state-of-the-art labs, classrooms and student collaborative spaces. The social work program has approximately 120 BSW majors, 125 pre-majors, and 30 MSW students.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a letter of application and full curriculum vitae summarizing their suitability for the job, contact information, and contact information for three professional references. Finalists are also required to furnish official transcripts and are subject to a background check. Application deadline: November 20, 2018.

For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit: or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Interested individuals can contact Peggy Adams, Coordinator, Social Work Program, at or (419) 372-2326.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Bowling Green State University provides experiences that enhance lives. Students are prepared for lifelong career growth, lives of engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top 100 public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Within our transformative learning community, we build a welcoming, safe and diverse environment where the creative ideas and achievements of all can benefit others throughout Ohio, the nation and the world.