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Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work

Hood College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2023

The Hood College Department of Sociology and Social Work, housed in the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, invites applications for a one-year appointment for a Visiting Professor of Social Work teaching position beginning August 2023. The incumbent is expected to teach 21 credits for the year. The Department awards a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work and is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Department is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment, with a focus on diversifying the faculty. We are seeking faculty who have a demonstrated ability, or strong potential for success, in teaching across our generalist social work curriculum.

Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Demonstrated ability or strong potential for success in teaching across the generalist social work curriculum, including in the areas of macro social work, human rights, policy analysis and advocacy.
• Teach 21 credits per year using curriculum design in alignment with CSWE EPAS 2022 and a student-centered, equitable and inclusive pedagogy.


• Cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
• Support all college initiatives to recruit and retain talented students.
• Serve as an active member of the department and Hood College community.


We seek a candidate who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do. Candidates must have strong organizational skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with partners across campus in support of Hood College’s mission as a student-centered, liberal arts institution.

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience

By the position start date, applicants must have a master’s degree in social work from CSWE accredited institutions, at least two years of post-master’s social work practice experience, and some teaching experience in an accredited social work program. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate in social work (DSW/PhD) or related field. Candidates should be licensed, or license-eligible, as a social worker in Maryland. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching undergraduates, and to candidates whose research interests support and encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion in social work practice and/or education.

Technology Skills

Proficient in MS Office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet. Ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.

Language Skills

Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively provide information and positively respond to questions from both external and internal customers both in person and by phone. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills

Proficient with statistical and financial concepts. Must have the ability to apply those concepts to tracking, projections, goal setting and interpreting reports. Must be able to draw conclusions from reports and make cost effective decisions regarding programs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a number of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online via our electronic application. When applying, please submit:

  1. A letter of intent
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Concise equity and inclusion statement reflecting relevant experience and leadership in serving students from historically oppressed populations.

For full consideration, please respond by May 26, 2023.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696- 3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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