Successful candidates for this position 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 social work 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.
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.
Requirements for this position include an MSW, as well as an earned Ph.D., or ABD in social work or related field, and Minnesota social work licensure eligibility (LGSW). 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, 2021.
Master's degree in Social Work
Two (2) or more years experience past MSW
ABD status or Ph.D.
Among the distinctive features of the University are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. 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'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 vibrant branch campus 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 Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.
To apply for either position, please upload a cover letter (indicate which position you are applying for) and CV. As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three 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 15, 2020. Position open until filled.
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.