Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

California State University - Chico
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
Recruitment Details

Recruitment Number FA0229 Posting Period
Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2021; complete applications received after that date may be considered. Working Title Assistant Professor, School of Social Work Class Title Instructional Faculty Level/Range/Grade 3 Salary Range (From $ to $) Salary commensurate with education and experience. Department Social Work Number of Positions 1 FLSA Code Exempt Status Tenure-Track Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) Full-time Shift Varies Pay Plan Academic Year CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty Quick Link
Position Information
This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching both graduates and undergraduates, research and scholarship and service which entails committee work at various levels of the University. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

With many of our faculty moving into retirement, our new faculty colleague will have the opportunity to help us shape the future of social work in this largely rural region. This will mean supporting the development of creative and innovative pedagogy; research which may include work around trauma, poverty, substance abuse and post-disaster recovery efforts; and a multitude of community service and community-engaged teaching projects.

Minimum Education and Experience
An earned doctorate in Social Work or related field. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2022.

Chico State has pursued a diverse student body which has resulted in a student population that is largely made up of under-represented minority and first-generation students. The University is designated as an Hispanic- Serving Institution. Therefore, candidates should provide evidence of a commitment to or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position
Effective September 30, 2021, 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 . Questions can be sent to:

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU . Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 1082 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

Recruitment Preferences
There is a strong preference for a masters degree in Social Work, with two years of post MSW practice experience. The Search Committee will consider candidates who do not possess an MSW . In addition, we are looking for teaching experience across the curriculum, especially direct/clinical practice; human behavior in the social environment and substance abuse; ability to utilize educational technology both online and in the classroom; interpersonal skills that facilitate communication and connection with diverse communities and disciplines. Contact & Special Recruitment Information
Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Susan Roll, Search Committee Chair
400 W. First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0550

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, and contact information of three professional references. All applicants must apply online

Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered. Benefits
CSU, Chico offers a defined benefit retirement plan through the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). See retirement plan benefits at: ." Benefits Information
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). About the University, Hiring Department and Community
The Department: The School of Social Work at Chico State serves approximately 170 BSW and 110 MSW students annually through both an on-campus program and a distributed learning (on-line, hybrid) program that largely serves our 18-county region of Northern California.

The mission of the School of Social Work is to provide accessible, high quality education for generalist practice at the baccalaureate level and advanced generalist practice at the graduate level. We educate students to be ethical, knowledgeable, and versatile practitioners and leaders who value collaboration, social and economic justice, and lifelong learning. The School was granted re-accreditation by CSWE in spring 2018.

The University: California State University, Chico is a fully accredited, state- supported member of a 23- campus CSU system. The university is a residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 17,000.

Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Communication and Education; Computer Science, Engineering and Construction Management; Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business; and, Agriculture.

As a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions nationally and internationally, our first priority is the education of our students. We are committed to assisting students in their search for knowledge and understanding and to prepare them with the attitudes, skills and habits of lifelong learning in order to assume responsibility in a democratic community and global society.

The Community: With a population of nearly 110,000, Chico is located in the Sacramento Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento and offers a reasonable cost of living compared to metropolitan areas.

Chico retains the charm of a small town while offering medical services, excellent public and private schools, and many cultural and recreational activities. The city’s Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks, extends from the city center along a creek deep into the foothills and surrounding canyons.

Other: CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda.

An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by visiting:

All positions are contingent on funding.
Open Date 09/30/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Information

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Professional References (3)
  3. Cover Letter including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups
Optional Documents

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