The Social Work Department of Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, invites applications for a one year faculty position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor. The department seeks candidates committed to teaching excellence who will contribute to the college’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in both the undergraduate and the graduate program.

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, prepares its graduates to serve local and global communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth seeks to hire teacher-scholars with a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching, student success, and civic engagement, and an understanding of the educational benefits of ethnic and racial diversity in the campus community. The college is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for its rich arts and cultural community and its international businesses and industry. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

Located in the School of Health and Human Services with a focus on interprofessional collaboration, the Social Work Department has approximately 85 undergraduate students in the BSW program and 75-100 graduate students in the MSW program.

The mission of the Social Work Department is “to educate ethical, competent social workers prepared to engage in strengths-based practice, to advance human rights as well as social and economic justice and respect for diversity.” The mission of the MSW Program is “to educate social work students to be ethical and competent advanced practitioners who respect diversity and promote justice, dignity, health, and wellness through integrative, collaborative, and interprofessional practice.”
The BSW program is fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. The MSW program is in pre-candidacy for accreditation following the separation from a collaborative program, with the expectation of accreditation in 2020.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will have primary responsibility to teach across the social work continuum from undergraduate to graduate level, and from generalist to advanced practice in the MSW program, participate in curriculum development, advisement, and service to the program as assigned.

Required Education:

  • An MSW from a CSWE accredited program with two years or more post-MSW practice experience required.
  • Candidates must have or be eligible to obtain the LMSW (minimum) or LCSW in the state of New York and have teaching experience in a social work program.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written skills and demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach generalist or advanced level social work courses.