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Assistant Professor of Social Work

Hood College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 31, 2023

The Hood College Department of Sociology and Social Work, housed in the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track social work position beginning August 2024. 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 while contributing to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching, and service. In addition to teaching 21 credits per year, the faculty member will be expected to advise social work majors, engage in scholarship and professional development activities, and provide service in support of the program, department, and college. As per the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences goals, interdisciplinary collaboration and research with undergraduate and graduate students is encouraged.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 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.
  • Advise social work majors from our diverse student body and contribute in other ways to the social work program, the department, and the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, including the accreditation/reaffirmation and field education processes.
  • Conduct and publish field specific research to enhance the general body of knowledge in social work. Research related to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in social work practice and/or education is of particular interest to the department. Collaborative research with undergraduate and graduate students is encouraged.
  • Present research findings and other academic papers at national or professional conferences.
  • Work in partnership with the Office of Institutional Advancement to pursue grant funding opportunities as appropriate.
  • Support and participate in college committees and professional organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet the strategic goals of the institution.
  • 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.

By the position start date, applicants must have a doctorate in social work (DSW/PhD) or a related field and 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. 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, CSWE reaffirmation, and to candidates whose research interests support and encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion in social work practice and/or education.

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 March 15, 2024.

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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