Assistant Professor of Social Work
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Normal, IL 61790-1300
The School of Social Work at Illinois State University invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate will be interested in teaching across the curriculum at the BSW and MSW levels. This is a nine-month tenure-track position. This position is primarily responsible for teaching practice courses. The initial teaching responsibility calls for four (4) courses during the first academic year and then five (5) courses per year thereafter.
The School of Social Work houses the Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies, and the Baccalaureate and Master’s degree programs that prepare approximately 120 undergraduates and 65 master’s degree students. Faculty teach across both BSW and the MSW programs. The MSW Program currently has three concentrations including Child and Family Practice, Gerontology Practice and School Social Work. In addition to concentrations, students can acquire the coursework necessary for Child Welfare certification and the School of Social Work collaborates with the Women’s and Gender Studies program for a WGS graduate certificate and with the Department of Sociology for a graduate certificate in the Social Aspects of Aging. The graduate program has an emerging area of practice in the field of integrated behavioral health care. There are ten faculty and three administrative/professional staff.
The School of Social Work is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, students, and service recipients, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply. Veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Illinois State University is located in Normal, Illinois mid-way between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and has a student population of almost 21,000. It is a Doctoral Research-Intensive University offering 72 undergraduate programs, 42 master’s programs, 10 doctoral programs, a Specialist in School Psychology and 8 graduate level certificates in six colleges. Illinois State University is ranked in the top 100 public universities by U.S. News and World Report and was named as “A Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. The School of Social Work is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and is one of 16 departments/schools in the College.
Illinois State University (ISU) offers exceptional support for faculty interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL). The University has both an innovative Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) and an endowed chair in SOTL. CTLT offers consultation, symposia and workshops, facilitation of learning communities, and grants to support SOTL. Illinois State University is also distinguished by its institutional investment in creating a spirit of civic engagement in all students.
Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility.