Assistant Professor of Social Work

CSU Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$50,000.00 - $55,000.00
Oct 07, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
This announcement is to fill three (3) vacancies.
  The Department of Social Work has been continuously accredited by CSWE as a baccalaureate program since 1982.  We are developing an MSW program and earned candidacy in February 2020. The mission of the MSW Program at Colorado State University Pueblo is to prepare competent advanced social work practitioners with the knowledge, skills, values, and cognitive and affective processes required to serve diverse client populations in systems of all sizes.  The Master's in Social Work at Colorado State University Pueblo is designed to meet the needs of diverse constituencies in southeastern Colorado.  As an advanced generalist program, the curriculum includes a strong focus on intervention at multiple levels, advanced policy analysis, and research skills. This program is a weekend-only program, with students meeting every other weekend (8 times) in the Fall/Spring/Summer semesters as well as engaging in online learning.

This tenure-track, nine-month position (with summer teaching possibly available) provides teaching, scholarship, and advising/service to the Department of Social Work on the main campus in Pueblo and satellite campus in Colorado Springs (approximately 35 miles from Pueblo).  This includes the standard teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester.


 Description of Job:
All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook.  The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.

Primary Duties
  • Teaching master level social work courses and advising students.  This includes the standard teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester preparation of materials, syllabi, measuring student learning outcomes, ordering and using appropriate textbooks, preparing all methods of evaluation and grading the work submitted, monitoring attendance for compliance with university standards, and recording grades.  Participation in CSWE accreditation compliance activities and suggesting curricular updates and changes are included.  The candidate must maintain office hours and an advising load comparable to others in the department.
  • Building and maintaining a focused research agenda.  Developing and implementing appropriate research studies, presenting results of this work at appropriate conferences, and publishing this work in discipline-appropriate, peer-reviewed publications.
  • Service to the department, the college, the university, the community, and the profession through membership and leadership on various committees, both standing and ad hoc, consultation in various capacities, presenting educational in-services to entities, serving as a board member, and other such activities.


 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights:
Minimum Qualifications 
  • Ph.D. or D.S.W awarded or ABD with anticipated completion by August 2021 in Social Work, Social Welfare, a related field, or other doctoral degree in related field.
  • M.S.W. from a CSWE-Accredited institution
  • 2 years post-M.S.W. social work practice experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of teaching experience in a CSWE-Accredited master level social work program 
  • Evidence of scholarly activity
  • Previous experience advising and mentoring social work students
  • Evidence of ability to teach across the MSW curriculum with expertise in practice, policy, or research coursework
  • Evidence of ability to develop and modify curricula
  • Prior experience with CSWE accreditation processes, including experience with developing and measuring student learning outcomes
  • Evidence of interest and abilities in online, distance, and hybrid education


 Supplemental Information:
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. an unofficial transcript; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Monday, November 30, 2020 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo

Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.

CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect.  The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society - local and global - and builds our sense of citizenship.

Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU-Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

About Pueblo, Colorado 

The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or

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Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.