The Department of Social Work at Austin Peay State University Invites Applications for The Position of Department Chairperson (Chair). The Department Chair provides administrative leadership to a department that offers a CSWE-accredited BSW and participates in a unique CSWE-accredited three school collaborative MSW. The department has been a leader in growing programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The faculty and student body of the social work department at Austin Peay is racially/ethnically diverse and dynamic. Seven full time faculty serve approximately 300 undergraduate social work majors in the BSW program and 50 graduate students in the advanced generalist MSW program. We offer one undergraduate certification, Child Welfare Certification, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. The faculty and students are involved in the community through many committees and student organizations, and have been involved in many projects that support the APSU campus and the surrounding community. APSU represents the diversity of the local community and the state and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population. More information about the department can be found at http://www.apsu.edu/socialwork

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • MSW and a doctoral degree in Social Work or related field;
  • Previous administrative experience (e.g., chair, assistant chair, director, field coordinator, graduate coordinator, etc.);
  • Experience launching, leading, or participating in graduate programs preferred.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarly activity, and professional service to warrant appointment at the rank of associate or full professor;
  • Tenure negotiable;
  • A background search will be required of the successful applicant.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.

Please refer all questions to facultyapplications@apsu.edu

Applications taken ONLINE ONLY at http://www.apsu.edu/human-resources