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Budget Title: Assistant Professor 10 Months

Rank: A5

Line Number: 21240

Salary Range: Competitive

FTE: Full-Time

Negotiating Unit: UUP

FLSA: Exempt

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Brief Job DescriptionThe responsibilities of a social work assistant professor include, but are not limited to: having a 4-3 teaching load of undergraduate social work courses per year, onsite and/or online; providing strong student advisement; participating actively in department committee meetings, helping to develop curricula consistent with CSWE-re-accreditation standards; participating in college and community service; and conducting and publishing scholarly research.

Required QualificationsEarned Doctorate in social work/social welfare, or related field (sociology, psychology, political science, public health, anthropology, education); ABDs will be considered, but must have conferred doctorate by time of appointment. MSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited program, two-years of post-MSW full-time direct practice experience, teaching experience in a college setting, and demonstrated (or articulated) research plan.

Preferred QualificationsDoctorate in social work/social welfare, demonstrated BSW-level teaching experience, ability or interest in SW course development and instruction, including online format; documented peer-reviewed publications; MSW state licensure; knowledge of CSWE reaccreditation standards, and experience contributing to a departmental self-study.

Anticipated Date of Hire: 09/01/2019Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

In your cover letter, please describe your interest in and qualifications for the position. Your professional references must include one of whom served in a supervisory capacity. SUNY Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, persons with disabilities, and veterans apply.

Contact Person:Dr. Kimberley Zittel-Barr, Department Chair



Dr. Catherine Mazzotta, Search Chair