Social Work, Associate/Assistant Professor (AA22044)
Allied Health & Nursing, College of
Social Work209, IFO
Priority consideration will
be given to applications received prior to September 8, 2021.
Depends on qualifications
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Social Work
is seeking a faculty colleague who can enhance the diversity and
expertise of the Department and make a unique contribution to our
programs. The BSSW Program has been CSWE accredited since 1974; the
MSW Program has been accredited since 2010. This position is
principally assigned to teach in the MSW Program that is offered
fall, spring and summer sessions on Thursday evenings, Fridays,
Friday evenings, and Saturdays. The successful candidate will
promote our Advanced Generalist program specialization while
bringing expertise in antiracist pedagogies, online instructional
technologies, and direct/clinical fields of social work
- A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to
twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
- The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as
assigned and qualified.
- May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid,
and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at
the university's additional locations, as assigned.
- The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in
curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research
productively and mentor students in research, help create
innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and
completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding
- All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or
creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study,
in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing
service to the university and community (See Article 22 and
Appendix G of the IFO Master
- Teach courses primarily in the MSW Program, which includes
Thursday evenings, Fridays, Friday evenings and Saturdays.
- The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching
generalist and specialized coursework in the MSW Program, including
Culturally Responsive Communication, Advanced Social Work Practice
with Individuals, Advanced Social Work Practice with Couples and
Families, and other foundational and direct practice courses. The
successful candidate may also need to teach in other areas as
assigned and qualified.
- The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the
NASW Code of Ethics and communicate specific ways they teach these
standards to graduate students.
- All faculty members are expected to advise Social Work students
in graduate programs.
- Doctorate or ABD in social work or related field. Successful
ABD applicant will be required to complete doctorate by one year
from date of appointment.
- MSW degree from an accredited social work program.
- Two years post-MSW advanced direct practice experience.
- Documented advanced direct practice experience within the past
- Eligibility for licensure as required by the State of
- Documented experience in effective teaching at the college
- Ability to teach MSW courses in the advanced direct practice
- Documented experience with online teaching technologies.
- Ability to travel for job related responsibilities.
- Commitment to teaching on the MSW course schedule, which
includes evening and weekend classes.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and
- Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or
- Direct practice experience with individuals, couples or
families, or groups.
- Practice experience in the areas of direct/clinical fields of
social work practice.
- Experience with or commitment to rural and small community
social work practice.
- Demonstrated ability to initiate and sustain an active research
- Evidence of ability to contribute to the growth and development
- Ability to use online educational technologies, including
technologies for teaching and assessing simulated practice
- Evidence of commitment to anti- racist pedagogies, diversity,
and to enhancing cultural diversity in social work education.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to,
participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well
as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State
University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate
tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
The MSW Program at Minnesota State, Mankato has been accredited
since 2010, and the BSSW program since 1974. Each year, the MSW
Program graduates 26-30 students and the BSSW Program graduates
65-70 majors. The Department of Social Work consists of 15
full-time faculty that are actively engaged in teaching, practice,
scholarship, student development, and service. The MSW Program,
which has an Advanced Generalist specialization with a rural and
small community emphasis, supports a Title IV-E Child Welfare
training program and supports a HRSA-funded behavioral workforce
training grant. Additional information about the Department of
Social Work can be found at:https://ahn.mnsu.edu/academic-programs/social-work
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University,
Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of
combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions
for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society.
Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about
85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St.
Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied
research institution, with >200 academic programs, from
bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse
and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+
international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information
technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive
partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an
annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in
economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a
member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities.
Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification,
or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as
a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of
Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American
Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)
institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY)
position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has
ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld Sports
Directors’ Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.
We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and
academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated
commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working
environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is
student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands
knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and
nation. Additional information on Minnesota State University,
Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
To apply for this position, please continue the
process via this website: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy
A complete online application will include the following
attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Contact Information for three (3) references
- Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
- A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement presenting
a commitment to or experience working in an equity-minded
- A one (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy
- A one (1) page statement of your research/scholarly
Kimberly Zammitt, PhD,
Department of Social Work
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective
bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can
be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/bargaining.html
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