Department of Social Work - Term Instructor or Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 21, 2019
Aug 09, 2019
Full Time
College of Health and Human Services Department of Social Work Term Instructor or Assistant Professor (#F9940Z)

The Department of Social Work: invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, term faculty position at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor starting in August 2019. The mission of Mason's Department of Social Work is to prepare future social workers to be effective leaders, scholars, and practitioners who have the necessary tools to promote human well-being by ensuring economic and social justice, as well as human rights for all.

Primary Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching four courses, or 12 credit hours, per semester, with an emphasis on teaching social work practice courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; participating in faculty meetings, university governance, professional, and public service; serving on departmental committees; and performing related assignments such as supervising student projects, experiential learning, and student advising.

George Mason University: has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Depending on qualifications, the appointment may be for the on-ground or on-line program, or in the BSW or MSW program.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program, five or more years of post-MSW social work practice experience, and experience teaching BSW and MSW courses, or experience training professional social workers. Candidates must have strong and recent experience in a clinical setting practicing with individuals, families, and groups.

Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctorate in social work or a closely related field; experience with Blackboard; online teaching experience; and experience providing clinical social work supervision.

Applicants must apply for position number F9940Z at using the online submission system: Applications must include: (1) a cover letter of interests summarizing teaching interests and experience (2), a two-page teaching philosophy that includes the candidate's vision of diversity and inclusion; (3) a complete curriculum vitae; and (4) contact information for three professional references (include title, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number). Review of applications will begin on June 5, 2019 and continue until positions are filled. Only complete applications submitted using will be reviewed. Please send email inquiries to Dr. Carol Cleaveland, Search Committee Chair, Department of Social Work at

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