Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Teach 24 credit hours per year, primarily at the graduate level but
with some responsibilities at the undergraduate level, for FHSU’s
Social Work Program. Duties also include advising students;
providing services to the community, the profession, the
department, the college, and the university; and engaging in
scholarly activities. Teaching areas specifically include
addictions, clinical practice, and foundation generalist practice
Master’s of Social Work required.
At least two years post-MSW social work practice is required.
Applicants must possess a Social Work license (LMSW or
To apply for this position, please
Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be
Apply and Send Credentials:
Applications should include a curriculum vita, a cover letter
specifying how the applicant’s credentials match with the job
description, a statement of teaching philosophy, a vision of
scholarship and service, and contact information for three
Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Tim Davis, PhD, LSCSW
About the Department of Social Work:
The Department of Social Work at Fort Hays State University offers
a CSWE accredited Bachelors of Social Work degree on the main
campus and in face to face outreach locations. The Department is
also launching an online clinically focused MSW Program in Summer
of 2020. Our focus on training outstanding social work
practitioners creates a rewarding environment that attracts
professors who aspire to be outstanding mentors and teachers. Our
expert faculty bring diverse practice experiences and active
research agendas into the classroom, demonstrating to students how
social work knowledge and skills apply to real world challenges.
Students benefit from a robust practice-oriented curriculum, with
hands-on experiential learning, preparing them for a long and
rewarding career in Social Work.
About the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences:
The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is home to many
challenging and exciting degree programs in the fields of allied
health, communication sciences and disorders, health and human
performance, nursing, psychology and social work. With 80 full-time
faculty serving nearly 2700 undergraduate and graduate students,
the departments offer programs that prepare students for careers in
some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States.
Outstanding facilities, comprehensive and demanding curricula, and
a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching provide a
framework for graduates to excel in their chosen field. In addition
to discipline specific coursework, students have numerous
opportunities to gain experience and knowledge through research
projects, field trips, service-learning activities, teaching
apprenticeships, internships, and student exchange. Students
develop skills and competencies that prepare them to be
practitioners, scientists, health care providers, educators,
managers, and policy makers destined for key roles in the health
and behavioral sciences.
Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately
20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on
Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health
care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for
the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent
recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive
Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill
Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking,
running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large
lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and
camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to
Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to
excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60
restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and
very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming,
low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who
call "Hays, America" home.
Notice of Non-discrimination
– Fort Hays State University is
an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age,
marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability
or veteran status.
Final candidate will have consented to and
successfully completed a criminal background check.
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your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please
contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org
further information on how this might affect you.