Open Rank Tenure Track Professor of BSW



Job description

Athens, WV

Concord University, established in 1872, is a selective baccalaureate and graduate institution with a strong commitment to programs of excellence in teacher education, business, pre-professional programs in the arts and sciences, and public service. Promoting student learning is the regional university’s primary function, complemented by scholarly activity and public service that contributes to the balanced and enduring economic development of southern West Virginia, to enrichment of the region’s general quality of life, and to the improvement of the public schools. The university currently enrolls 2,000 students from 26 states and 28 countries, served by 111 full-time faculty. The average class size at Concord University is 17-20, and 12- 15 for the BSW program. The University campus is minutes from hiking, horseback riding, water sports, and skiing. Concord offers a myriad of opportunities to explore wild and wonderful West Virginia. The University is well-positioned from major urban areas including Charlotte, Washington, Knoxville, and Pittsburgh. Its main campus is situated on 123 acres of scenic West Virginia Mountains, known as Campus Beautiful, and is surrounded by small towns, villages, and cities that offer conveniences often associated with larger areas.

This position is for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month open rank assignment in Social Work beginning August 2019. The Department of Social Work has offered the BSW program since 1976. The program has recently completed re-affirmation with 2015 EPAS and has been accredited by the CSWE since 1976. The position requires an earned doctorate in Social Work or closely related field with at least two years of post-MSW practical experience in Social Work. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in social work, human behavior, and policy. The expected teaching load is twelve-credit hours per semester.

All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, an on-going program of research, publication, and/or other professional activities designed to enrich student learning and service to the community and profession. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service to the department, college, and university level is also required.

We are seeking a high-energy faculty member with an enthusiasm for teaching, intellectual vigor, strong human relations and communication abilities, and a demonstrated record of post MSW practice for at least two-years. The individual should adhere to NASW values and ethics and be strongly committed working with non-traditional rural students.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively within the department and university, as well as with the regional community; engage in advising activities; teach assigned courses in the undergraduate program; engage in scholarly activity; provide service to the institution, profession, and community; assist in program changes that are aligned with best practices and CSWE standards; and, participate in program accreditation requirements and activities.

Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate in related field; evidence of teaching and/or advising at the postsecondary level; and experience with course development.

Licensed or license-eligible as a social worker in WV.

Master of Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE accredited institution, no substitutions considered. A doctorate in social work or related program is preferred, and is required for consideration of tenure.

Strong interpersonal and collaborative ability, public speaking, academic and service driven, and adherence to NASW ethical principles and standards. At least two-years practice experience post MSW.

How to apply

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a cover letter which explains professional education, experience, and qualifications for the position; a full curriculum vita; the names, addresses (including titles and institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references who may be contacted. All applications must be submitted through