Social Work Faculty

Employer
Concordia University Chicago
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for full-time, exempt position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work, beginning in August 2021 or mutually agreed upon date. The undergraduate social work program at Concordia University Chicago is seeking candidates with a demonstrated interest in social work education and professional development. Candidates must be willing to teach a wide range of generalist practice courses as well as develop the curriculum and material for CSWE accreditation. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to professional social work through a focus on high quality teaching, community service and scholarly activity. The faculty member is expected to share in program activities, including student advising, curriculum assessment, and student recruitment/admissions. Candidates must be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago. Additionally, they must profess values congruent with the teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). This position reports to the program Chair and is located in River Forest, IL.

Skill Sets:

  • Exhibits a service mentality toward all stakeholders
  • All communication with stakeholders is effective, professional, accurate, and timely
  • Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Improves work performance and that of others by being receptive to and appropriately sharing information

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Prior teaching experience at the college/university level
  • Familiarity with the CSWE accreditation process are preferred

Education Requirements:

  • MSW from a CSWE accredited program, plus five years post-masters practice experience required; completed doctorate in social work preferred (ABD considered)
  • Undergraduate certification or colloquy completion as a professional church worker in the LCMS is preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting range and faculty rank is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HAS)
  • Disability and Survivor Plan
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)

Application Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should include the following in their online application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. A response to the following:
    1. In a brief essay (less than 500 words), explain your understanding of the relationship among your discipline, the Christian faith, and Concordia University Chicago's mission.
    2. In a brief essay (less than 500 words), explain how your professional and personal experiences have prepared you to live out the vocation of faculty member at a Lutheran university.

*In your responses, please address Concordia University Chicago's mission, vision, and values specifically.

  1. Copies of post-secondary academic transcripts that reflect completion of advanced degree(s) (Official transcripts will be required upon hiring of successful candidates.)
  2. Names and phone numbers of three references

* Only applicants submitting all required documentation above will be considered.

Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.

Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.

About Concordia University Chicago:

Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities - Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at CUChicago.edu.

Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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