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Social Work (MSW), Assistant Professor

University of Saint Joseph


The University of Saint Joseph is seeking applications for a 9 month, full-time tenure-track faculty position in our highly regarded Master in Social Work (MSW) Program to begin in August, 2018. The CSWE-accredited MSW Program is housed in the Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

The MSW Program was established in 2014 and achieved full accreditation from the Council of Social Work Education in October, 2016. The MSW Program prepares social workers for community-based clinical practice in labor force shortage areas such as health and mental health; children and family services; and veterans’ services. The MSW Program features an innovative model of field education in which university-employed clinical preceptors supervise groups of students in select organizations. Applicants must be prepared to teach a variety of courses in the MSW program in Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Social Work Practice courses.

About the University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.

Position Description

We seek creative, innovative, and collaborative faculty member with a commitment to advancing social work practice. Qualified applicants will demonstrate strong teaching and research skills; the ability to engage collaboratively with the department and community colleagues; experience in developing relationships and networks with culturally diverse communities; and the ability to forge partnerships with a variety of organizations and the ability to mentor and develop social work students.

Required Skills/Qualifications

Qualified applicants will have:

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should submit:

Completed applications can be sent to (preferred); hard copies may be mailed to Human Resources Department, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Please specify title and department to which you are applying in the subject line (email) or Attn: line (postal mail). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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