Department of Social Work - Tenure-Line Faculty

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Apr 09, 2022
Full Time
Department of Social Work Tenure-line Faculty positionsThe George Mason University, Department of Social Work invites applications for an open rank search for two 9-month tenure-track/tenured faculty members at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. Areas of interest are focusing on social work intervention research, child and family welfare, and behavioral health for individuals and communities who have been historically oppressed. 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. About the Department:The Department of Social Work has internationally recognized faculty for their expertise in areas of behavioral health, older adults, children and youth, and immigration, with a proud history of faculty-student-community research collaborations. The Department just received a HRSA-Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) grant to train the next generation of social workers in evidence-based approaches for behavioral health. Additionally, faculty are engaged in innovative, collaborative research projects that leverage university partnerships to incorporate digital technology solutions and computing techniques in developing service interventions. The Department of Social Work offers BSW and MSW degree programs with an educational and research mission focusing on practice and policy interventions that improve health and well-being and promote economic and social justice, particularly for individuals, families, and communities who have been historically oppressed. It has recently launched a highly-enrolled online MSW degree program and is building a PhD degree program. The department comprises 20 faculty and an active research portfolio of approximately $1.5 million in extramural funding. Responsibilities:Develop or continue a program of original research;Engage in collaborative research;Teach and mentor students;Establish and/or bring an extramurally funded research program;Engage in professional service in support of advancing the College's mission; andTo the extent possible, faculty will be expected to synergistically contribute to the development of courses, degree programs, and research.Required Qualifications:An earned Doctoral degree in Social Work or closely-related discipline;An earned MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program and two or more years of post-MSW practice experience;Ability to teach BSW and MSW practice courses and mentor undergraduate and graduate students;Evidence of research excellence as measured by publications in or submissions to peer-reviewed journals; pursuit of or being awarded external grant funding; and acceptance as a peer-reviewed presenter for conferences or invitations to present as an expert in professional settings; andEvidence of or a willingness to provide service within academic, professional, or community settings.Preferred Qualifications:Candidates for assistant professorships ideally should have a strong and established trajectory of refereed publications and evidence of research funding (intra- or extramurally funded grants or awards); andPreference will be given to candidates who can teach a range of direct practice/clinical courses for BSW/MSW students.About George Mason University:George Mason University, a Carnegie Research I institution, is the largest, most diverse, and innovative public university in Virginia with more than 38,000 students from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is part of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation's capital. The University recently established an Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force to make certain that Mason is an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is valued, supported, and experiences a sense of belonging.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at and include: (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement of interests and goals, (4) statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and (5) a list of three references with full contact information. Also, please include (6) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from underserved groups in a teaching, mentorship or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.NOTE: Candidates who are invited for the second round of interviews (in person or virtually) must arrange for the search committee to receive three letters of recommendation prior to the second interview. We anticipate the successful faculty hires to start in August of 2022.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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