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Social Work Assistant Professor

The Social Work Program is seeking applications for an assistant professor/tenure track position to begin in August 2012.

This position includes teaching, research and service in a nationally accredited undergraduate Social Work Program. Kansas State University offers the Social Work Program on its main campus in Manhattan from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, and from the Arts, Sciences and Business Department, Kansas State University Salina. This position is based in Salina. Candidates are required to have:

  1. PhD or equivalent degree in Social Work or social science field and a Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited program and two years post MSW social work practice experience.
  2. Practice, teaching and/or research experience in social work with individuals, families, and groups.
  3. Demonstrated potential for developing a focused line of research.
  4. Demonstrated potential for securing extramural funding.
  5. Qualified for Social Work licensure in Kansas.

Teaching assignment will include social work practice with individuals, families, and groups in both practice and HBSE courses along with Introduction to Social Work. An understanding of diversity and experience working with a diverse student body is significant. Expertise and practice experience in the addictions field or gerontology are highly desirable. Knowledge of research methods and evidence based practice is beneficial. Specific teaching assignments are made with consideration of interests and expertise of all teaching faculty. Responsibilities include academic advising, student admissions, student organization, student research, department and university committees and pursuit of extramural funding.

Fulltime/tenure-track faculty members teach five courses over the academic year, initiate and complete a focused line of research, complete committee assignments, perform community and institutional service, and serve as academic advisors. The Social Work Program has approximately 180 students in Manhattan and 25 in Salina. A total of nine faculty members staff the program with six in Manhattan and three in Salina.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Kansas State University offers a full benefit package.

Applicants should send a Curriculum Vita, brief description of research and teaching interests, two samples of written work and three current, professional reference letters to: Social Work Search Committee, Chair David D. Norlin, kstatesalina01@k-state.edu. For further information please contact David Norlin at 785-826-2944. Review of applications will begin March 19, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer.
Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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