The Social Work Department at Augsburg University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2020. The department is distinctive for its multicultural emphasis and commitment to social justice and global issues. In both our BSW and MSW programs we value student-centered learning, emphasizing experiential learning strategies. We offer small class sizes and we leverage our strong community connections. BSW class schedules include weekdays and evenings; MSW classes are offered on weekends.
Responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, service, and academic advising. Candidates should demonstrate competence in developing hybrid and online learning pedagogies. Successful candidates will have demonstrated competence and experience in teaching courses such as, but not limited to: human behavior in the social environment, community and organizational practice, social policy, social work practice methods, and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the MSW Foundation generalist courses and BSW program. The candidate may also teach in the clinical or macro concentration programs. Priority will be given to a candidate demonstrating interest and competence in the generalist curriculum. We also seek candidates who have experience teaching and working with a diverse student body, including both traditional and nontraditional age, first generation, and working students.
Requirements for this position include an MSW, an earned Ph.D. in social work or related field, and a license (Minnesota LGSW preferred). A minimum of two years post-MSW experience, and demonstrated teaching excellence at the university level is also required. ABD'S will be considered if within 12 months of degree completion. Non-licensed candidates will be considered if Minnesota LGSW is obtained by September 1, 2020. The department of social work at Augsburg University and the University itself are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Augsburg University offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and ten graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church,and shaped by its urban and global settings. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University in living out its mission of educating students be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a site in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America and southern Africa.
To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, CV, and official transcripts. As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of two professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by Nov 1, 2019. In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to educate and mentor diverse students and/or contribute to a diverse community.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.