JOB: Humboldt State University seeks Social Work Faculty Members
Humboldt State University
Faculty Tenure-Track or Multi-Year Lecturer Positions starting August 2013
JOB # 7551
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the State.
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s College of Professional Studies invites applications for two full-time tenure-track or multi-year lecturer faculty positions in Social Work for the BASW and MSW programs.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: Rank and salary are dependent upon the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Structure is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty-Unit%203.pdf.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: For the tenure-track positions, a Doctorate in social work or related field from an accredited college or university or JD with practice experience in Federal Indian Law is required at time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards doctorate degree completion by appointment date will be considered.
For the multi-year lecturer positions, a record of teaching excellence at the college level is required.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
• MSW with two years post-MSW experience or BASW with five years post-BASW experience;
• Experience working with Indigenous Peoples and/or other communities of color;
• Potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarship and/or creative activities, and service to the community and the profession;
• Willingness to teach classes on campus and online, using synchronous and asynchronous methods;
• Record of and/or interest in teaching a broad range of courses using a variety of methodologies; and
• Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Desirable qualifications may include one or more of the following:
• Experience working in rural communities;
• Teaching experience at the graduate and/or undergraduate level;
• Online teaching experience;
• Familiarity with critical social work; and
• Practice, research, or teaching in contexts that serve Indigenous Peoples.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: The successful candidate will be prepared to teach social work coursework consistent with the Department’s purpose and values (http:/www.humboldt.edu/socialwork). Teaching responsibilities will be in both graduate and undergraduate courses in both face to face and online environments.
We hope to attract a candidate that has an expressed interest in teaching, research, and community service relevant to Indigenous Peoples. Significant components of our Department’s purpose are to establish meaningful partnerships with rural communities and Native American tribes, continue to improve the BASW/MSW curriculum in this regard, and educate social workers to be prepared to work in tribal and rural contexts.
The primary professional responsibilities of faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. Dedication to excellence in teaching is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt State University and is the primary criterion in promotion and tenure considerations. Responsibilities may include 3 units of normal ancillary/collateral duties (including student advising, faculty governance, university and college committee work, and community relations) and teaching an average of 12 units in lower and upper division undergraduate courses, foundation and advanced year graduate courses. Additional professional responsibilities include: maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in other academic functions. Non-tenured assistant level professors are generally granted course release in their first year of appointment and provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. Probationary faculty are also eligible for grants from the university to support research, scholarship and other forms of creative activity.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Social Work offers courses year-round on campus and online through our Distributed Learning BA and MSW Programs. Our CSWE accredited BASW Program has been educating students since 1945, while the accredited MSW program began in 2004. Beginning in 2011-12, the Department initiated online BASW and MSW programs to serve rural and tribal communities.
Of the three colleges on campus, Social Work is part of the College of Professional Studies. The Social Work Department at HSU includes approximately 135 BASW majors and 75 MSW students, 12 faculty, and 4 staff. These numbers will likely grow as the Distributed Learning MSW program is fully implemented. The department is committed to collaborative partnerships with tribal, community-based and global initiatives.
Humboldt State University is located in Arcata, California, in the northwestern part of the state. The North Coast of California includes redwood forests, towering peaks, the Pacific Ocean, beaches, and wetlands. The area offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate and opportunities for outdoor activities. There are currently eight Native American tribes located in Humboldt County. Humboldt State was the first university in the nation to offer an Environmental Pledge that a student may take at graduation which underscores the environmental ethics of the community. Many students at our university are the first generation in their families to graduate from college.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
• Letter of application that addresses their qualifications for the position;
• A curriculum vita;
• An Application for Academic Employment: http://apptrkr.com/282346 ;
• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review);
• Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. course evaluations), if available;
• Names and contact information of three professional references; and
• Sample of published or unpublished scholarship (invited but not required).
Submission should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:
In letter of application, please refer to Job # 7551. Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Social Work, or Humboldt State University to:
Dr. Ronnie Swartz, Search Committee Chair
Department of Social Work
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-4448
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 15, 2012. Early response is encouraged.
Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Finalists for this position are required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department. Results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of fingerprinting is borne by the university.
The University is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/ADA employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans and people with disabilities. Humboldt State University employs only individuals authorized to work in the United States.