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Assistant Professor of Social Work

California State University San Marcos
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Social Work

Job no: 505036
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track

Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Social Work
Starting Date: Fall 2022 


We strongly encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate that they will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community through their teaching, research, and service. The Department offers a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, with a specialization in Advanced Generalist Practice. The Department has three program options: advanced standing, two-year, and three-year. Most courses are offered in-person on the main campus with some hybrid options. For a description of the program and courses, see


Minimum Qualification 

  • A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree or equivalent in social work or a related discipline (advanced ABD candidates will be considered, with a PhD required to be conferred by August 1, 2022)
  • A MSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program (if from an international university, candidate must submit letter of equivalency from CSWE)
  • At least two years of full-time, post-MSW practice experience
  • Evidence of ability to teach in one or more of the following curricular areas: mental health, substance use, human behavior in the social environment, social work practice with individuals and groups, and/or clinical social work practice 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain a research program that will lead to publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated potential for success in working cooperatively with colleagues and students on an ethnically and culturally diverse campus.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Five or more years of full-time, post-MSW clinical experience
  • Currently possess clinical licensure (Licensed Clinical Social Worker [LCSW] or equivalent)
  • Social work practice and/or research experience with Latinx populations
  • Proficiency in the Spanish language
  • Previous effective teaching experience at the graduate level (as indicated by course evaluations)
  • Demonstrated history of interprofessional collaboration and/or agency or community-based research
  • Demonstrated meaningful intercultural engagement with diverse groups in teaching, research, and service
  • Duties

    The successful candidate will design and effectively teach MSW-level courses in the social work program. Candidates are expected to engage in the following scholarly activities commensurate with rank: conduct original research, publish, seek and secure extramural funding, and engage in mentorship. All faculty members provide service to the University, community, and profession.


    Application Procedure

    Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

    • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three professional references
    • Statement of teaching philosophy
    • Statement of research interests
    • Statement of inclusive excellence that provides your perspective on how you define diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and your contributions to their advancement

    Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

    The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

    CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

    California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

    The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

    The CSU will require faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy.

    This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.


    Advertised: September 16, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open Until Filled

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