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Online BSW Coordinator (Clinical Instructor or Clinical Asst Professor) - School of Social Work,

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 8, 2024

The School of Social Work in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University invites applications for a Service Instructor or Service Assistant Professor of Social Work starting July 1, 2024. In addition to teaching, this candidate will serve as the inaugural BSW Online Coordinator. This is a 12-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits. Service Instructor and Service Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms. These positions are eligible for promotion (e.g., Service Instructor to Service Assistant Professor; Service Assistant Professor to Service Associate Professor, etc.); however, promotion to senior ranks is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will coordinate and develop a new Bachelor of Social Work online program that will exist in parallel to the existing campus-based Bachelor of Social Work program. The coordinator will join a BSW faculty team dedicated to excellence in BSW education. The coordinator will engage in online course development, teaching, academic advising, student success and retention activities, recruitment and partnership-building activities with stakeholders, and academic and professional service. The teaching load is five courses or course equivalents per calendar year.

The WVU School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and enrolls approximately 350 students across BSW, MSW, and PhD program levels. The BSW program prepares graduates for generalist social work practice. The MSW program prepares graduates for advanced integrated practice. The PhD program prepares graduates for independent research, teaching, and leadership. The School is ranked among the top 75 schools of social work in the nation and includes a dynamic and collegial faculty committed to impactful research, teaching, and service.

WVU is a R1 research land grant university located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.

Qualifications :

The successful applicant must meet the following requirements:
  • A master’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited institution. Master’s degree candidates will be eligible for appointment as a Service Instructor. Candidates who have a master’s degree in social work and a doctoral degree in social work or a related field such as counseling, sociology, psychology, or education will be considered for appointment as a Service Assistant Professor.
  • A minimum of two years of post-MSW professional social work practice.
  • Ability to develop online education, using technology, and online education software platforms.
  • Strong potential for innovative student recruitment, admission, and advising strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
To apply, please upload the following application documents: Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position including online teaching and course development; teaching philosophy statement (1-2 pages); vita/resume; reference list with complete contact information; unofficial graduate transcripts. Candidates invited for second round interviews will be required to submit letters of recommendation.

The screening process will begin March 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. For more information, please visit the School of Social Work website or contact Dr. Megan Gandy, search committee chair, at .

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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