The Social Work/Sociology department in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SSBS) at Marist College invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Social Work to begin the fall of 2019. The department offers an undergraduate major in social work, and minors in social work and sociology. The Bachelor of Science in social work (BSW) is an accredited program by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Applicants should be flexible with regard to teaching assignments and confident in their abilities to teach courses in research methods, sociology, and required foundation courses in sociology (such as social inequality). The expected course load for our faculty is 3:4. Applicants should be engaged in ongoing research activities and enthusiastic about working to support undergraduate students’ research projects. Applicants should have an active research agenda that leads to peer reviewed publications and presentations. Responsibilities will include teaching in the field education program and acting as a field liaison for students in their internship/practicum placements. The field education program is considered the signature pedagogy of social work education and, as such, all faculty are expected to regularly contribute to this vital aspect of the program. This is a small department that works as a collaborative team. We seek colleagues who enjoy working as a team and who are engaged in innovative models of teaching.
We are seeking candidates with an earned doctorate in Social Work, Sociology or a related social or behavioral science field by May 2019. Also required is an earned Master’s in Social Work (MSW). Areas of specialization are open, and the department is interested in providing students with opportunities to understand the application of social work principles to issues such as social inequality and disparities, behavioral health, diversity, and inclusiveness. We seek dynamic teachers who model the knowledge skills and values necessary for ethical practice. College level teaching experience is preferred; competence in the use of instructional technology is expected.
Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.
To learn more or to apply, please visit http://jobs.marist.edu. Only online applications are accepted.
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.