Salem State University

Faculty, School of Social Work, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Fall 2018

2 months ago
Job Category
School of Social Work
Pay Basis
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Competitive and commensurate with education and experience

General Statement of Duties

The School of Social Work at Salem State University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track MSW faculty member who will also teach social work at the undergraduate level beginning Fall 2018. Teaching assignments will depend upon the expertise of the candidate and programmatic needs. Teaching assignments might include courses in practice, human behavior, field education seminars and/or elective opportunities aligned with our specialization in Integrated Health and Behavioral Health Practice.


Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in Massachusetts and it is an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the north-of-Boston region.  Situated in the historic and beautiful seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, The School of Social Work offers both an MSW and BSW education to approximately 700 students and, this year, was named one of the Top 100 Schools of Social Work (#91) by US News & World Report.


Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. The ideal candidate will work as a collaborative member of a faculty committed to academic excellence, innovation and student success.  Faculty responsibilities include participation in committee work, program coordination and curriculum development guided by a faculty focus on transformative learning.

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.



Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in social work or a closely related field
  • MSW from a CSWE-accredited program
  • Minimum of two years of post-MSW practice experience
  • Record of scholarly productivity or professional impact in the field of social work in one or more of the following areas: trauma, integrated health/behavioral health, diversity and oppression, children and families and/or older adults
  • Experience in and commitment to teaching and mentoring in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous university/college teaching experience in social work at an accredited institution at the graduate level; experience at both levels is highly desirable
  • Experience with and/or interest in grant writing and funding
  • Scholarship and expertise in the one or several of the following areas: trauma, diversity and oppression, older adults, children and families and behavioral health
  • Ability to teach theory and social work practice and/or integrated policy and practice courses
  • A demonstrated record of, or potential for, effective teaching at the graduate level in a variety of instructional formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online)

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach references, curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts. Review of applications will begin in mid-September 2017.


Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.  


EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.


Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.


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