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Assistant Professor of Social Work

Fort Hays State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 26, 2023

Social Work

Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Social Work

Job Description

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 courses.

  • 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 LCSW).
Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit . Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

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 professional references.

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.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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