Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), School of Social Work

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), School of Social Work

Main Campus - Boston, MA
R07287

The Simmons University School of Social Work (SSW) is now accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This role has primary teaching responsibilities in the areas of trauma and practice with children and families in our MSW and BSW programs. This position, which is Boston-based, will start on or before July 1, 2021, subject to the selected candidate's availability.

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices at all levels, for all positions, ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Simmons University is a small, highly collegial and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston's world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. Simmons is comprised of an undergraduate liberal arts education program for women and those who identify as women plus professional graduate schools with masters and doctoral programs for all genders, presenting unique and rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The SSW is part of the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice and offers degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels (BSW, MSW, DSW, PhD). Our MSW Program is offered via robust campus-based and online platforms. Our campus-based BSW program has experienced significant growth. We will be launching an online BSW option in May of 2021. Areas of current SSW faculty expertise include: dynamics of diversity, family and intimate partner violence, immigration, health and health policy, health disparities, aging, behavioral health, substance abuse, child maltreatment, social policy and innovations in social work education.

This is a full-time, nine-month academic appointment. The successful applicant will have an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program and a DSW or PhD in social work or a closely related field. We seek candidates who have experience and scholarly expertise relevant to the needs of culturally diverse and oppressed populations and a commitment to social justice and addressing societal inequities. Candidates should be prepared to teach across programs. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in the areas of trauma and work with children and families; those with research interests in areas that inform clinical social work practice are encouraged to apply. Candidates will have responsibilities for teaching, scholarship and service within the SSW, the College, the University and the larger community.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Assume responsibility for classroom teaching in the MSW and BSW programs. Teaching assignments will include clinical practice courses and electives in the area of trauma work with children and families
  • Engage in scholarly activity
  • Participate in curricular development activities with faculty
  • Participate in program and college committees and projects as elected or appointed
  • Other projects as assigned


Qualifications
  • DSW or PhD in Social Work or closely related field
  • MSW from a CSWE accredited intuition required
  • Independent clinical licensure preferred
  • Expertise in the areas of clinical practice and trauma and work with children & families
  • Record of teaching excellence preferred
  • Experience working with collaborative teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google docs and a solid understanding for adapting technology in an educational context; willingness to learn new tools and software is desired.


Required Application Materials

Please upload the following documents with your application:
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample
  • Names and contact information for three references


Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Assistant-Professor--Tenure-Track---School-of-Social-Work_R07287

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