Assistant Professor of Social Work (9 Mos. Tenure track)

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Social Work (9 Mos. Tenure track)  
Location: Multiple Locations  
Advertised Salary:    
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Teaching across both the BSW and MSW curriculum at two sites in Michigan: Traverse City and Big Rapids. Responsibilities include academic advising, field responsibilities, off campus teaching and contributing to the ongoing development of the Social Work Program and the Department of Social Work. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching, the ability to work effectively with both faculty colleagues and students, and participation in other functions of academic significance.  
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Candidate must have a Masters in Social Work (MSW)

Required Work Experience: At least two years of post MSW practice in Social Work by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for higher education teaching excellence and the ability to work effectively with both the faculty and students.
Required Licenses and Certifications: Applicants must be eligible and apply for Michigan Social Work Licensure upon appointment.

Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Ph.D. in Social Work or related field is strongly preferred.

Evidence of two or more years of teaching experience in social work, a strong clinical practice background and evidence of expertise in mental health, child welfare, and/or gerontology.

Evidence of trauma informed practice.

Evidence of ability to work with diverse populations.
Duties/Responsibilities: Effective teaching by way of good communication, assessment of student learning, and adaptation to various levels of student preparation.

Provide up-to-date coursework and course-related materials.

Use teaching-related technologies when determined appropriate.

Maintain a safe and engaging learning environment.

Keep office hours at times convenient for students.

Meet with classes at their scheduled times.

Teach courses in both the BSW and MSW curriculum at two sites, Traverse City and Big Rapids.

Direct field instruction coordination as assigned.

Carry out academic advising responsibilities.

Contribute to the ongoing development of the Social Work program and the Social Work Department.

Directly responsible to the Department Chair of Social Work. Responsibilities include maintaining the confidentiality of designated information and performing duties in compliance with applicable policies and procedures

Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance.

Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.

Skills and Abilities: Ability to provide structured learning experiences with clear learning outcomes
Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team setting
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to drive to teaching assignments and events during both day and night hours
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcript 2  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Master’s degree.
Transcript 2 (OPTIONAL): Applicants who have completed college coursework or attained a degree must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit:  

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