Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor, Social Work (BSW and MSW Field Director)
The Department of Social Work at Fort Hays State University is
accepting for a nine-month tenure track Assistant Professor of
Social Work. The selected candidate will teach courses in the
Social Work programs and will serve as the BSW and MSW Field
Director for the Department of Social Work. FHSU and the Department
of Social Work are committed to building an inclusive environment
and representative of our students and state, so we encourage
people from underrepresented groups to apply.
Nine-month tenure track position to include annual required
teaching load equivalent to 24 undergraduate credit hours;
providing services to the community, the profession, the
department, the college, and the university; and engaging in
scholarly activities. The position currently includes the
appointment of BSW and MSW Field Director, with a minimum of 75%
release time for field responsibilities, as well as additional
salary for summer duties.
- An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program and at least two years
post-MSW social work practice.
- Commitments to diversity, culturally competent education, and
working with rural communities.
- Successful candidates must be able to relocate to Hays,
- Candidates with robust knowledge of social work practice in the
field and the practice of social work in Kansas are strongly
- A doctorate in Social Work or a related field.
- ABD candidates will also be considered.
- Teaching experience at a four-year institution of higher
- Experience teaching in a CSWE accredited program, and online
teaching experience, are also preferred.
- Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with
CSWE accreditation and ten or more years of post-MSW
- Applicants are advised to obtain licensure as a Social Worker
in Kansas (LMSW or LSCSW) to be successful in the tenure
The position begins in August 2024. Review
of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Faculty salaries are set at 90% of current College
and University Professional Association (CUPA) averages by rank and
: FHSU offers a competitive salary and benefits
To apply for this position, please
Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be
Apply and Send Credentials,
- Cover letter, specifying how the applicant’s credentials match
with the job description
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Vision of scholarship and service
- Statement that describes your experiences working with students
and staff from diverse backgrounds explaining how your experiences
have reflected and formed your commitment to diversity, culturally
competent education, and working with rural communities.
- Contact information for three professional references.
Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.
If you have questions regarding the position, please
Tim Davis, Ph.D., LSCSW
About the Department of Social Work:
The Department of Social Work at Fort Hays State University offers
a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work degree on the main
campus, in face-to-face outreach locations, and online. The
Department also offers a CSWE-accredited online clinically focused
Master of Social Work degree. 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
fields. 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 policymakers 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.
Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position:
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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.