Assistant Professor of Social Work

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

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Social Work  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

33600 - Social Sciences

Advertised Salary: $64,000 - $66,500 Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Social Work Department is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. Duties include teaching across both the BSW and MSW curriculum, but primarily teaching in the MSW program at two sites in Michigan (Traverse City and Big Rapids) and online. Responsibilities include academic advising, 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. The start date for this position is August 2023.  
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: 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.

Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Doctorate in Social Work or related field is preferred.

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

Evidence of experience in trauma informed practice.

Evidence of ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Essential 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.

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 procedure.

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.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Ability to provide structured learning experiences with clear learning outcomes.
Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team setting.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of MSW degree and doctorate, if held.

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:
May 8th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
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: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  


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