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Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

Metropolitan State University (MN)
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023
Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title
State University Faculty

Working Title
Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

Hire Types

Academic Affairs 2

Community Studies and Public Affairs

Social Work

St. Paul


Full/Part Time
Full Time


Employment Condition

Work Shift

Work Schedule/Hours/Days

Posting Details

Metro State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, is seeking to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in the department of Social Work. This is a full-time probationary (tenure track) position within the College of Community Studies and Public Affairs and will start on August 19, 2024.

Salary Minimum
See Below

Salary Maximum
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Salary Type

Bargaining Unit/Plan
209, IFO

Job Description

Faculty members are expected to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach social work courses effectively to a diverse, contemporary student population and contribute to meaningful assessment of student learning.
  • Engage in scholarly activity, creative achievement, and/or research.
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study.
  • Contribute to student growth and development through advising and assistance.
  • Engage in service to the university and community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student body by delivering a student-centered education and using approaches that support equitable outcomes for all students.
Required Qualifications
  • A minimum of a master’s degree in the specified discipline(s), with enrollment in a doctoral program for fields in which the doctoral degree is the terminal degree. Doctoral program must be successfully completed within 5 years to meet the requirement for tenure.
  • Demonstrated potential for success in teaching and professional service activities.
  • A plan for scholarly activity, creative achievement, and/or research in the specified discipline(s), or related disciplines.
  • Effective Communication skills (written and verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively in an institution with a culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse faculty, staff and student population.
  • Specific Technical, Computer, and/or Software skills (as needed).
Preferred Qualifications
  • A completed terminal degree in the specified discipline(s). A PhD, EdD or DSW .
  • Specific skills required for the particular position include experience teaching course content on racial, ethnic people and interactions.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness teaching at a post-secondary level.
  • Experience developing course curricula at a post-secondary institution.
  • Demonstrated contributions to assessment of student learning at a post-secondary institution.
  • Professional development and/or expertise in culturally responsive pedagogy, anti-racist pedagogy, and/or universal design.
  • Experience providing academic advising for students at a post-secondary institution.
Other Requirements

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Metro State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, is seeking to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in the department of Social Work. This is a full-time probationary (tenure track) position within the College of Community Studies and Public Affairs and will start on August 19, 2024.

We are the urban, public, comprehensive university in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area where the faculty, staff, and students of Metro State will reflect the area’s rich diversity, build a culturally competent and anti-racist learning community, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.

Metro State University provides an excellent, inclusive, and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and empower our students to change the world their way, pursing and applying knowledge to create a better future for our communities. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters, and applied doctoral degrees. We equip our diverse, contemporary learners with the knowledge, communication and critical thinking skills, and information literacy to analyze and resolve the problems of today and tomorrow through high quality liberal arts, professional, and graduate education.

Metro State is a five-time recipient of the Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity ( HEED ) Award, most recently in 2023. Federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, our employees serve more than 9,000 diverse, contemporary learners, two-thirds of whom identify as belonging to communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college, and/or are eligible for Pell Grants. Since we do not operate residential facilities, Metro State University students all commute to class locations across the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area or take their courses wherever they are through our many distance-learning and hybrid course offerings, allowing Metro State to truly be “where learning meets living.” Metro State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (In the top 1.6% and ranked # 22 out of 1,441 in 2022). Recognized in 2008 and 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching, scholarship, and services designed to support an urban mission.

As a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Metro State University actively works to achieve the Equity 2030 goal of the system, with initiatives to close disparities among student groups that focus on academic programs, policies and procedures, and effective student support. In addition, equity and anti-racism strategies are focused on building an inclusive and welcoming campus climate, hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and developing our capacity to serve students in a culturally responsive manner. The university is guided by a strategic plan with a theme of “Building a Resilient, Student Ready University.”

Visit the Metro State University website to learn more about the university, our programs, and our students. Learn more about Minnesota State Colleges and Universities at their website .
Description of College/School/Unit: The College of Community Studies and Public Affairs prepares you with broad liberal arts education, research abilities, and 21st century career readiness skills so you can have a meaningful impact on diverse and complex human social systems. Our community studies and public affairs coursework is responsive to your needs and incorporates multicultural and experiential learning in community settings. We prepare you to understand the science of behavior and to apply this knowledge in a variety of contexts as you seek to become a resilient agent of service and change.

The School/Academic Department: The mission of the Social Work program is to integrate the values, knowledge and skills inherent to social work into an academic program that will enable multi-culturally competent bachelor’s level students to engage in generalist social work practices that will meet the needs of the increasingly diverse Twin Cities communities.

This program will prepare students for generalist social work practice with client systems of various sizes and types with special emphasis on Native Americans and communities of color. This program will build on a Liberal Arts base and will provide a curriculum foundation that contains the profession’s values, knowledge and skills.

The program’s mission concentrates on multicultural competence for generalist social work practice and aims to increase the capacity of:
  • Individuals and families to maintain their cultural identities and heritage;
  • Individuals and families to live and function successfully in two or more cultural environments;
  • Groups and communities to serve and nurture their members and to achieve a viable balance between community or group needs and available resources;
  • Organizations at all levels to continuously examine and modify their practices and procedures to ensure an equitable distribution of resources; and,
  • Organizations to provide race, gender, and class-sensitive service.

The Social Work Department is centrally located in St. Paul. The faculty of the department are racially and ethnically diverse and include six resident faculty supported by two support staff.

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Benefits Info

Please note: Filling of this position is dependent upon budget.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization ( IFO ) Master Agreement.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization ( IFO ) which can be found at on the Minnesota State Employee and Labor Relations website .

For the most current information on the Inter Faculty Organization, go to

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Special Instructions Summary

*To comply with privacy and data practices requirements, please refrain from including personal information or photographs in your application materials.

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: 01/31/2024
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application:
  • Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vita or resume;
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy and examples of teaching effectiveness, particularly as it relates to equity and anti-racist pedagogy (limit 2 pages);
  • Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; at least two (2) of the references must be able to address teaching effectiveness; and
  • Transcripts – Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date of your highest attained degree, with your name and the academic institution’s name/logo are required. If doctoral study is in progress at the time of application, submit the most recent transcript showing your course of study and progress to date. We are not able to accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

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If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, at 651.793.1275 or email at

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Posting Contact
Allex Roberge

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Metro State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

The university provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. Are you legally eligible to work in the U.S.?
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers
  5. A statement of your teaching philosophy and examples of teaching effectiveness, particularly as it relates to equity and anti-racist pedagogy (limit 2 pages)
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